Hassan Radhi & Associates

Bahrain

Address:
ERA Business Centre
Building 361 – Road 1705 – Block 317
Diplomatic Area, P.O.Box: 5366
Bahrain

+973 1753 5252

+973 1753 3358


Key contacts:

The Founder and Senior Partner: Dr. Hassan Ali Radhi
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Partner: Noor Hassan Radhi
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Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Sayed Jaafar Mohamed Husain
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Finance & Administration Manager: Mohammed Al-Saboodi
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Quick facts:

Established : 1974
Number of Partners: 7
Number of lawyers: 17
Law firm size: 25 -30
Network memberships: Lex Mundi, IBA, ISFIN
Languages: Arabic, English, French


Dr. Hassan Ali Radhi founded Hassan Radhi Law Office in 1974. Later, Hassan Radhi Law Office associated itself with the U.S. legal firm Coudert Brothers and both established an international business law firm in the name of "Coudert Brothers in association with Hassan Radhi" and worked together for eight years. In 1994, Hassan Radhi & Associates (HRA) came into existence with the induction of partners. 

Currently HRA has seven partners including Dr. Hassan Ali Radhi who is the senior partner of the firm and other partners are Ms. Noor Hassan Radhi, Mr. Jalil Al Aradi, Ms. Noora Janahi, Mr. Mohsin Al Alawi, Ms. Fatima Al Ali and Mr. Hassan Al Nawah. The number of attorneys presently working at the office, including the partners, is 17, apart from the trainee lawyers, paralegals and administrative staff. 

Today HRA topped the list of the most reputable and leading law firms in Bahrain and in the Gulf region with an extensive range of legal expertise. HRA provides an exceptional legal services to leading businesses in Bahrain and around the world and always staying true to the guiding values and principles and providing outstanding legal services to clients, especially in Banking, Corporate and Finance sectors with high professional standards.

The Firm's lawyers render consultation services on every facet of law related to business in Bahrain. The lawyers have been educated at prestigious universities from Bahrain, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Egypt, Kuwait, Morocco, Jordan and Bangladesh.

HRA is the exclusive member firm in Bahrain for Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide.  HRA clients are the ultimate beneficiaries of the worldwide reach and access to exceptional global legal expertise that membership in Lex Mundi provides.

HRA has received a number of prestigious national and international awards, particularly for its achievements in individual areas of law and in different jurisdictions. HRA has been consistently listed among the top law firms in the region by the world’s largest legal referral guides such us IFLR1000, Chambers and Partners, Legal500 and others.

PRO BONO WORK: Hassan Radhi & Associates prides itself in assisting the less privileged by rendering free legal advice and representing them before the Bahraini courts without charging any fee. There is no distinction in our treatment to fee paying clients and pro bono clients and full care and attention is provided to both.

HRA vision: “We strive to be a leader in providing comprehensive, professional and creative legal solutions to fully meet the confidence and expectations of our clients locally and internationally”.

“The firm provided good service and advice, and were knowledgeable within the required legal field,”

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS:

Noor Radhi   (Head) | noor.radhi@hassanradhi.com
Noora Janahi | noora.janahi@hassanradhi.com
Saifuddin Mahmood | saifuddin.mahmood@hassanradhi.com
Fatima AlAli | fatima.alali@hassanradhi.com

Recent transactional highlights:

Solidarity Group Holding B.S.C. (c) 

  • Acquisition of Al Ahlia Insurance Company B.S.C. (“AAIC”) by Solidarity Group Holding B.S.C. (c) (“Solidarity”)  and the merger between Solidarity’s existing subsidiary, Solidarity General Takaful B.S.C. (c) with AAIC
  • Solidarity acquired AAIC and converted AAIC  from its current conventional nature to a Takaful company offering full range of sharia compliant insurance products. Subsequent to such conversion, Solidarity merged its subsidiary Solidarity General Takaful B.S.C. (c) with AAIC. Such a merger is took place through the transfer of business, assets and liabilities as an ongoing concern from Solidarity General Takaful B.S.C. (c) to AAIC against issuance of ordinary shares in AAIC to the shareholders of Solidarity General Takaful B.S.C. (c) at a determined swap ratio.
  • This deal involved application of Central Banks rules and regulation to a company which is not a Central Bank licensee. This deal had three distinct features (1) acquisition; (2) conversion; and (3) merger, which to the best of our knowledge never happened in the Insurance sector in Bahrain.

DEBT AND EQUITY:

Noor Radhi | noor.radhi@hassanradhi.com
Saifuddin Mahmood | saifuddin.mahmood@hassanradhi.com
Noora Janahi | noora.janahi@hassanradhi.com

Recent transactional highlights:

Project Palm II

  • Issuance by the Kingdom of Bahrain, acting through the Ministry of Finance U.S.$1,000,000,000 Trust Certificates due 5 October 2025. Trust Certificates are listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. This deal involved issue of Trust Certificates of high value by Bahrain government and issues related to sovereignty.  We advised the Joint Lead Managers in relation to Bahraini law issues.

Project Palm

  • Issuance by the Kingdom of Bahrain, acting through the Ministry of Finance US$ 1,250,000,000 6.75 per cent. Bonds due 20 September 2029 and US$ 900,000,000 7.50 per cent. Bonds due 20 September 2047 and the simultaneous issuance of U.S.$850,000,000 Trust Certificates due 20 March 2025.Bonds and Trust Certificates are listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. This deal involved issue of Bonds and Sukuk Trust Certificates of high value by Bahrain government and issues related to sovereignty.  We advised the Joint Lead Managers in relation to Bahraini law issues.

Project Alpha

  • Updating the issuance of U.S.$2,500,000,000 Euro Medium Term Note Programme by Arab Banking Corporation (B.S.C.) listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. This deal involved a number of substantial questions in terms of Bahrain laws in the security market arena. These issues were resolved through successful discussion with Central Bank. We advised the Initial Dealers in relation to Bahraini law issues. 

Lawyer: Noora Janahi | noora.janahi@hassanradhi.com

  • advising Bahrain’s leading port management company in the process of its conversion to a public shareholding company and launch of IPO (value to be determined)
  • advising two of Gulf Air’s contracting parties in the recent addition of 6 Airbus A320 NEOS and 5 Boeing 787 aircrafts to Gulf Air’s fleet.

  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Financial services
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Oil and gas
  • Real estate
  • Tech and telecoms