Going
Above + Beyond

About us

As a law firm, we are proud of our reputation of working to the highest international standards with an unmatched understanding of local nuances. For over a decade, we have built a reputation for our foresight and commitment towards bringing original solutions to our clients’ most complex legal and commercial challenges. Our goal is to carry this legacy forward by standing up for our clients’ best interests, further establishing ourselves as a fresh and inclusive environment where the brightest minds can flourish.

Who our clients are

What we’re known for

Ambitious
industry-leaders

Whether you are a local company looking for guidance, or an international corporation seeking to either set up in Bahrain or gain local expertise, you can be assured we will provide you with direct and effective advice to ensure the most positive legal outcomes. We look forward to discussing your situation with you.

Dynamic
professional counsel

Our clients benefit from our extensive knowledge and experience in the legal industry; with a proven track record in the corporate and commercial spectrum. We understand the challenges our clients face and design effective, bespoke client-driven solutions to optimise and support their strategic growth.

Our Values

Certain core values have influenced our attitude since establishment. What makes the difference is that every member of our team shares these same values and beliefs, which ensure the culture and character of our firm is clearly defined by how we behave and make our decisions.

We Are Honourable

Our commitment goes beyond effectiveness and hard work. It is not just about getting the job done but also doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. We are honest and never compromise on our principles.

We Are Intelligent

We combine technical superiority with systematic and well-researched logic. We focus on solutions. That is why we constantly boost our knowledge and sharpen our technical tools.

We Are Bold

Working at Raees + Co requires a willingness to win. Our competitive spirit drives us in everything we do. We ensure braveness in all our strategies and solutions. We are determined to win and never give up in our quest for success.

Our People

The team of lawyers at Raees + Co are enthusiastic, committed people who relish the challenges and opportunities they encounter every day. Their expertise and dedication to each and every case is unmatched.

With over two decades of experience in high stake dispute resolutions, Nezar Raees is a trusted counsel to local, regional and international clients.

With significant experience in domestic and international commercial litigation, mediation, and arbitration, Nezar is involved in negotiating, drafting agreements and representing clients in disputes related to private equity investments, employment, partnership, shareholder, import, distribution and agency agreements, derivative actions, malpractice, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and wrongful termination.

Nezar is admitted as a lawyer in Bahrain as well as England and Wales with a common and civil law background, bringing a strategic and unique approach to resolving cross-border transactions. He regularly acts as an expert in arbitration cases involving parties from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States. He has also featured in cases under the auspices of the AAA, AAA-BCDR, GCCCAC, DIAC, ICC, LCIA, SIAC, as well as in ad hoc UNCITRAL proceedings.

Nezar is attuned with the strategic advice required to ensure successful closures of complex transactions. As Managing Partner, Nezar’s leadership is directed towards Raees + Co creating a definitive advantage and providing its clients with reliable solutions.

Nezar Raees

Managing Partner

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He is involved in entity formation, corporate financing, corporate governance, and general business representation. Ali is highly experienced in drafting business and commercial contracts, including intellectual property and licensing agreements, entity formation agreements, equity compensation agreements, buy-sell agreements and various other employment agreements and policies.

Ali’s expertise also extends to other legal areas such as joint ventures, group restructurings, corporate structures for inward investment (including Shari’ah compliant real estate structures), IPOs and fundraisings and commercial agreements, even those consisting of an international element.

Ali Shaaban

Senior Partner

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As a Partner, Hussain focuses on providing strategic advice on subjects pertaining to civil, labour, criminal and commercial litigations.

He appears in all courts along with the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR) and is actively involved in negotiating and drafting contracts and consultancies in accordance with Bahraini law. With an established courtroom presence, Hussain is responsible for several successful cases on Raees + Co’s portfolio.

Having served both in-house and outside counsel, Hussain grasps the importance of clients’ business goals and knows how to achieve those goals before judges, tribunals and opposing parties.

Hussain T. Al Radhi

Partner

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As a Partner at Raees + Co, Muna’s responsibilities include reviewing contracts, formulating agreements, attending court hearings and drafting memorandums and legal opinions related to litigation and arbitration matters.

In addition to a powerful court presence, Muna has hands-on experience with disputes involving every field of civil, commercial, employment and criminal law, including acquisitions, bankruptcy, civil rights, construction, defamation, labour laws, partnerships etc.

Muna has been admitted into the Court of Cassation in Bahrain since 2017 and has since taken up advisory on significant cases. She is also a certified arbitrator, acting in ad hoc arbitration and attending disputes before the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre alongside arbitrating before the Ministry of Justice.

With extensive knowledge of the law and a strong understanding of her clients’ requirements, Muna is a formidable practitioner, providing clear and valuable advice consistently.

Muna Ebrahim

Partner

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He covers a broad range of advisory from civil to criminal and is involved in researching relevant laws, investigating cases, drafting and negotiating contracts and agreements.

Yasser has led the defense on complex matters including various types of labour, lease, compensation and criminal disputes. He has notable experience in leading teams in litigation projects involving an elaborate interplay between legal, governmental, and public stakeholders.

Yasser consistently provides clarity and carves an effective solution for his clients.

Yasser Khalil

Senior Associate

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Her practice comprises a mix of transactional and stand-alone advisory wherein she assists companies and individuals from a wide range of sectors including financial institutions and real estate.

She uses her understanding of the profession and knowledge of the law to strategically combine pragmatic legal advice along with industry experience and focus on what matters to the client. Muna consistently strives to operate at the top of her discipline.

 

Muna Buqais

Senior Associate

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At Raees + Co, Neha advises on a wide range of matters pertaining to civil and commercial laws of the Kingdom of Bahrain. With significant experience, she undertakes various responsibilities from handling commercial transactions including acquisitions, disposals, restructuring, financial matters, sales, shareholder agreements, construction claims, PPP agreements, drafting petitions and dispositions for arbitration cases to reviewing offer documents and drafting advises for clients under relevant codes.

She also poses as a Contract Manager for the firm’s top tier clients, keeping close track of relevant contracts and providing timely and strategic advice in the clients’ best interest to manage potential risk exposure.

Neha is a part of the Bar Association of Maharashtra and Goa and is currently in the process of attaining a dual certification by qualifying under the Solicitors Regulatory Authority of England and Wales.

Neha Sachde

Senior Associate

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Noor’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, dispute resolution, employment and real estate laws pertaining to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

She drafts and negotiates agreements and formulates legal opinions in areas including dispute resolution, finance, employment, hospitality, construction, financial services and data protection.

She has assisted on several mergers and acquisitions and reorganisations and restructurings among other key projects and holds a pragmatic approach towards meeting her clients’ objectives.

Noor Hael Al Wari

Associate

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He advises clients on non-contentious and contentious projects in the field of corporate and commercial law, dispute resolution, real estate, finance, construction, and employment law.

He actively assists members of the team in providing insightful commercial solutions, drafting policies and procedures, shareholder agreements and communications and developing effective people strategies and solutions to help clients’ businesses grow.

Hisham Almansoor

Associate

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Duaa assists with all aspects of the legal practice including the preparation of purchase agreements and other documents, due diligence review, the review, analysis and resolution of title and survey issues, and organising and assisting with transaction closings.

Duaa is passionate about guiding and supporting clients to achieve their business objectives.

Duaa AlSaegh

Paralegal

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She is actively involved in supporting the lawyers by preparing affidavits, drafting legal correspondence and other documents for the attorneys alongside organising and maintaining records on our filing systems.

Duaa effectively handles multiple responsibilities and thrives in Raees + Co’s client-focussed environment.

Duaa AlNatiei

Paralegal

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With half a decade’s diverse communication experience across two continents, Arunita serves as the firm’s spokesperson & manages all media and communications requirements. She oversees print and digital publications, prepares leadership and internal communications along with overall brand and culture management.

Arunita is closely involved with senior partners to shape and foster Raees + Co’s knowledge-based initiatives and partnerships.

Arunita Praharaj

Head of Corporate Communications

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As a part of her role, Alma is involved in the supervision and management of general accounting activities, financial analysis and the maintenance of effective internal controls while ensuring statutory compliance in all accounting initiatives.

Alma Buitre

Head of Accounts

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His role also includes office management, database administration, timely follow ups and approvals of visas and transfers along with other administrative and executive support.

Cyprian Lobo

Government Liaison Officer

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