Established in 1992, EAH is one of Bahrain’s most respected law practices
With over 20 years of experience, EAH Law continues to provide dynamic legal services with borne aspirations for all clients, to defend their interests, ensure sound decision making, and attain the highest standards of legal accountability.
The firm combines high calibre professionals, innovation, and market knowledge with client driven flexibility. The firm strongly believes in being straightforward and easy to deal with whilst delivering individually tailored practical and creative solutions. The firm has invested in leading edge technology that helps ensure that clients are provided with the best possible service.
In major business transactions, high-stakes litigation, and other matters, the firm is committed to achieving the clients’ objectives effectively and efficiently. The firm’s approach to problem solving starts with a thorough understanding of the clients’ objectives and leads to solutions tailored to the clients’ needs. The lawyers have in-depth experience in a broad range of industries and practice areas.
The firm has a commitment both to quality and to justice, and its reputation has led to a wide variation in the type of clients which it represents. The firm is constantly developing new areas of expertise and provides a full range of skills for individuals, organizations and institutions.
The firm has well established relations with offices in: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Lebanon. It also has associate offices in most of the Middle-East countries, North Africa, as well as Western Europe and North America.
A modern family firm with traditional values. EAH Partners are passionate about their clients.
Elham Ali Hassan
Principal & Partner, Head of Litigation
Elham Ali Hassan has been practicing law in Bahrain for the last 25 years and is acknowledged as one of the leading litigators and arbitrators at the forefront of legal developments – she genuinely wants to help solve problems, knows how to deliver the highest quality service and professional representation, and is accustomed to handling high public profile matters, negotiations, and settlements. Elham advises and acts on behalf of multi-national organizations, institutions, agencies, and international law firms. Over the course of her career Elham has devoted substantial attention to solving problems involving shareholder, partnership and employment matters, contractual formation and interpretation, restraints of trade, insurance, intellectual property, land ownership controversies, franchises, financial transactions disputes, and the seizure of assets under maritime law. Elham has civil litigation experience at the pre-litigation, first instance, and appellate levels and criminal litigation experience. She has been admitted to both the Court of Cassation and Constitutional Court. She is often appointed as a Bahrain law expert before foreign courts of different jurisdictions. Additionally, Elham is a member of the Bahrain Chamber of Dispute Resolutions (the BCDR) roster as a panel member and as an arbitrator.
Elham is a member of the International Bar Association, National Committee of International Chamber of Commerce, an ICC Court’s member, a member of the Center of Commercial Arbitration for the GCC Countries, and of Dubai International Arbitration Centre.
Areas of Practice
Civil/Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, Contracts, Employment Law, Insolvency Law, Property Law, Constitutional Law, Family Affairs/Human Rights.
LLB, Arab University of Beirut
English, Arabic, Farsi, and French
Partner, Head of Corporate
Sara Jawahery is a corporate partner at EAH Law with a diverse background spanning over ten years that includes high-profile experience in regulatory compliance and crisis management and complex corporate investigations and restructuring.
Sara’s practice provides mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate transaction services to companies operating in Bahrain and internationally with deal sizes typically exceeding USD 100 million. In addition to managing transactional and advisory services, Sara regularly contributes to research development programs for international institutions, NGOs, and Fortune 500 companies looking to enter the GCC market including the prestigious United Nations Development Program – World Bank: Doing Business in Bahrain.
Sara represents financial institutions (Wholesale Banks, Retail Banks, Investment Firms, overseas registered branches – conventional and Islamic, both publicly listed and private), industrial/manufacturing companies and professional service providers. Sara advises boards of directors and committees on disclosure and corporate governance issues, issues regarding board structure and composition, executive compensation, director independence, corporate governance, and fiduciary duties.
LLB with honors, London Metropolitan University, 2004
Bahrain Ministry of Justice & Islamic Affairs & Waqf: Practicing Attorney (Sharia Qualified)
Essa Jawahery joined EAH Law in the year 2005; he is frequently named on the Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal list for Bahrain, both for his corporate and banking work. Chambers and Partners 2013 label him as ‘a rising star and excellent local lawyer’ in the corporate and finance fields.
Essa quickly gains the confidence of executive management in client companies by focusing on understanding and achieving business goals while helping minimize inherent legal risks. Essa has assisted local and foreign business organizations of all sizes, and in all stages of growth, with their legal and business needs in Bahrain and overseas. His clients include Public companies as well middle-market and start-up companies.These clients have been in a very broad range of industry sectors as diverse as transportation, insurance, brokerage, technology, manufacturing, real estate, banking, finance, telecoms, energy, service, accounting, construction, shipping, engineering and retail. Clients quickly learn and appreciate that Essa is adept at gathering and assimilating information, analyzing complicated situations, identifying risks, and helping develop and implement an action plan to achieve a favorable result.
Essa is a member of the University of Oxford’s Law Society and Anglia Law School’s Law Society.
Areas of Practice
Acquisitions, Business & Commercial Law, Corporate Finance, Contracts, Employment Law, International Law, Companies Law, Central Bank of Bahrain and Bahrain Stock Exchange regulations, Intellectual Property, Telecommunications
Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, Oxford, United Kingdom, Honors: Post Graduate in Legal Practice (Core: Acquisitions, Debt Finance, Equity Finance); and Anglia Law School, Essex, United Kingdom, Honors: LLB
English and Arabic
EAH is one of Bahrain’s leading Law firms with a full service offering.
We are a full service law firm with particular expertise in the following areas:
Agencies, Distributorships & Franchises
Banking & Finance including Islamic Banking
Company Formation & Registration
Construction and Engineering
Internet, Media and Technology
Mergers and Acquisitions
Structured and Asset Finance
Trustee and Trust Law
Bahrain Office: 12th Floor,
Al-Rossais Tower, Diplomatic Area,
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Telephone: +973 17533317
Fax: +973 17532262
E-Mail: [email protected]