Saad Al Doseri

Founding Partner, Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Saad is the founding partner of Al Doseri Law. He is considered a leading lawyer in the region and as head of the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice, Saad has extensive experience advising clients across a range of disputes, including in commercial, civil, criminal and employment disputes.

His clients include corporate and investment banking institutions, family owned businesses, and international corporate clients operating in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Clients praise his ability to communicate complex legal proceedings effectively in both Arabic and English.

Saad also acts as counsel in arbitration disputes before the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre and the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR) and is often called upon to act as a mediator in disputes that wish to avoid lengthy court proceedings. He has also been instructed to represent key clients as corporate legal counsel in their disputes.

Saad Al DesoriPrior to founding Al Doseri Law in 2018, Saad gained significant legal experience at other law firms in Bahrain, including Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa and Al Tamimi & Company, successfully assisting with the launch and growth of the latter firm in Bahrain in 2014. Before qualifying as a lawyer, Saad served for ten years as a Captain in the Bahrain Defence Force, and draws upon his rich experience from the military and the law to spearhead the development and growth of Al Doseri Law.

Saad has authored several guides on pertinent legal issues. For example, he has co-authored the International Comparative Legal Guide to Gas Regulation 2012, “A practical cross-border insight into gas regulation work”, published by Global Legal Group, and the practical guide for arbitration in the MENA region (Bahrain Chapter). He is also a regular presenter at seminars hosted by the University of Bahrain and the British Bahrain Business Forum (BBBF), and speaks on many aspects of dispute resolution in Bahrain and more generally on the laws of Bahrain from a practical perspective. Saad is also an instructor at the Judicial and Legal Studies Institute (JLSI) in Bahrain.

Saad is a Qualified Sole Mediator and Arbitrator and is listed at the Ministry of Justice, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and International Bar Association, and a member of the Legal Affairs Committee at the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Bar Admissions

  • To appear before all courts, the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution and the Court of Cassation and the Constitutional Court.

Education

  • Kingdom University Bahrain

Selected Experience

  • Defending a major international food and beverage manufacturer in a construction claim brought before the Court of Urgent Matters in Bahrain. This claim was valued at one million Bahraini Dinars.
  • Representing a client, a holding company containing over 20 separate entities, on matters relating to finance, criminal law and employment law, thereby assisting it in its ongoing operations.
  • Advising a client who was the victim of the misappropriation of funds in an investment fraud scheme, amounting to one million Bahraini Dinars which was successfully recovered for the client.
  • Successfully defending a luxury car manufacturer against its local dealer, which filed a claim against the client regarding the termination of its agreement and claims for compensation.
  • Represented prominent international brands in local disputes relating to franchising, distribution and commercial agency.
  • Advising the Ministry of Housing (Bahrain government) in proceedings to set aside a decision issued by an adjudicator in the UK in determining their jurisdiction in relation to developing over 2,000 housing units in Bahrain.
  • Defending an arbitration award issued by the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre, as the judgment was issued in favour of the client, but the other side submitted a request to not enforce the arbitration award.
  • Representing a foreign company, a member of the International Chamber of Commerce against another international corporate in commercial arbitration proceedings.
  • Defending both Abu Dhabi Investment House and its Bahrain branch in a commercial dispute brought by a Kuwaiti company before the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR).
  • Acting as external counsel for an international company in arbitration proceedings at the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre, obtaining a successful award for the client.
  • Appearing before the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution to represent high profile clients in banking, insurance, investment and general commercial disputes which fall within the Chamber’s jurisdiction.
Our Services

Our banking and finance team has developed an extensive track record over the past decade in providing specialised legal services and advice of the highest quality to Bahrain’s banking and financial sector.

As a premier insolvency team in Bahrain, we specialise in representing every type of stakeholder in connection with insolvency matters.

Our firm provides specialist contentious and non-contentious advice covering the local and international construction market.

Our corporate team has extensive corporate and commercial expertise, having developed very close working relationships with key Bahraini regulators and decision makers in this field, as well as with prominent law firms across the region and beyond.

Our employment team helps clients to steer through the sophisticated landscape of local laws that govern the employer/employee relationship.

The strength of our dispute resolution team is internationally renowned and we have significant experience in the local Bahrain courts at every level.

Our team advises on a full spectrum of telecoms and technology matters. We are specialists in the telecoms and technology sectors.