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.
Prior 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.
To appear before all courts, the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution and the Court of Cassation and the Constitutional Court.
- Kingdom University Bahrain
- 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.
Working with Saad
I am a British expat who has worked in Bahrain for over ten years. The company I was working for fell on hard times and never paid salaries on time. My wife and I struggled for a long time until I instructed Mr Al Doseri personally assist us with making a claim in court. The advice and the superb support I received from Mr Al Doseri and his excellent firm helped both myself and my wife believe in the justice system through their hard work, and we won our case. We would recommend anyone in a dispute with an employer or any kind of dispute generally to use this experienced and caring firm. Thanks as always.
ALLAN ROYAN, MACHINE SHOP MANAGER AT GRAND, PRECISION MACHINING SERVICES
I am in awe of Mr Al Doseri and his firm; their integrity, courage, genuine client care and an outstanding commitment to doing the right thing. And as I have always said: it is an undeniable principle of the universe that no positive energy goes without reward. Whilst you may not see those rewards every time you do something good in the broad windscreen of life, I think looking back in the rearview mirror you will see so many instances where you have been blessed by the universe as a result of your positive energy and integrity. All I can add is – keep up the good work! The world has a shortage of good men- and that means you!
WILLIAM GRIEVE, SPECIALIST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
I know Saad from his days at Al Tamimi. He possesses the qualities of a good lawyer, i.e. having analytical skills, research skills, perseverance and orally articulate. Above all, he is a good human being. I wish him all the best in his future endeavours.
AHMED FARQUALIT MANAGER COMPLIANCE, HABIB BANK LIMITED, BAHRAIN
I worked with Saad during his time at Al Tamimi & Company on various matters. He has excellent knowledge and expertise in the most complex commercial and investment arbitration and litigation disputes and his strong command of English and Arabic enabled him to enrich his resources and become an exceptional lawyer and arbitrator. I strongly recommend Saad for any alternative dispute resolution role as counsel or arbitrator in both Arabic and English.
AMEER NOOR, PARTNER, AL TAMIMI & COMPANY, ABU DHABI OFFICE
My family and I fell in love with Bahrain eight years ago when we first landed here. Yes, there is a lot to like on this island but it’s the people who make everyone feel respected and welcome. This genuine spirit of empathy and desire to help is what Saad represents about Bahraini culture in every interaction. When you couple this with his legal experience and professional competence, success is guaranteed. I was introduced to Saad by a mutual friend and I must say it is by far the best introduction I can remember. A well-known family business was refusing to pay my settlement and I needed legal help. Saad went all out without expecting anything in return and his genuine and timely advice ensured I won the case. Not only have I found a great lawyer but a good friend! I have no doubt he will be a very senior and important person in his field in a short span of time.
ANURAG BAJAJ – DIGITAL HOTELIER, REVENUE, BRANDING, E-COMMERCE, MARKETING, OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE TRAINER
Saad has immense expertise in his field as well as great understanding of his clients’ needs. Saad has excellent attention to detail skills and his ability to make the other person understand the legal aspects is beyond expectation. He comes across as a smart professional and is able to articulate his thoughts well, which allows others to believe that he would represent his clients well. He reviews documents in detail and keeps clients informed about the points of law. Saad’s positive approach makes his clients feel secure. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing his skill set.
ARPITRA MHATRE DIRECTOR – HEAD OF HUMAN CAPITAL @KEYPOINT.
This is without a doubt, one of Bahrain’s leading law firms. Saad Al Doseri is not only a legal resource extraordinaire, he is also an individual of expectational integrity, leadership and a legal “swordsman” who is skilled, experienced and respected in the Bahrain legal fraternity at all levels. Over the years, Saad has always managed amazing legal outcomes for local and international clients through his diligence, knowledge of process and insight into local, GCC and international law. If you need legal services and advice from a lawyer who exercises integrity, intelligence and energy – this is the first stop; you need go no further.
I have personally known and worked alongside Saad for a number of years when we were colleagues at Al Tamimi. I have always found Saad to be highly professional with an excellent knowledge of local laws. Saad is very much a "go to" lawyer for issues around local Bahraini law and also a very responsive and thorough lawyer. I have no doubt that anyone making use of Saad's expertise will be satisfied with the professionalism of the advice.
CHRIS LIPSCOMB, COO BLUE PENCIL (EX HR DIRECTOR AT AL TAMIMI & COMPANY, DUBAI)
Besides being a pleasure to work with, Saad is a great mentor and advisor. He provides both the theoretical and practical aspects needed for the job, along with the skills required.
His unique leadership style is what motivates individuals to commit to their work, while still being in a healthy and stimulating environment.
Over the time that I have known Saad, I found that he is very driven and hardworking, and frequently offers helpful guidance and assistance. I believe these qualities would make him one of the best lawyers and mentors to work with.
EMAN A., LEGAL
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.