Nezar Raees Associates
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Senior Partner
Senior Partner
Nezar Raees
Senior Partner
Head of Commercial


Spoken and written languages:
Arabic and English

LLB (Hons); LLM (Hons); LPC; PSC;

Year qualified:
Kingdom of Bahrain – 2000
England and Wales – 2004
Areas of practice

Commercial litigation and dispute resolution; acquisitions and mergers; commercial contracts; employment and labour law; projects and construction; and property and real estate.


Permitted to practice law in Bahrain in 2000 and in England and Wales in 2004, Nezar Raees is a dual qualified lawyer; a member of the Bahrain Bar Association and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He is also a member of the Bahrain Bar Society and the Law Society of England and Wales.

Nezar represents a range of international and local corporate clients, individuals and financial institutions on a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial, projects and dispute resolution matters. He specialises in corporate and commercial law and has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, joint ventures, group restructuring, private placements and private equity work. He also has experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts in a broad range of industries.

In addition to private practice experience, Nezar was the in-house lawyer for a major real estate conglomerate and has developed extensive experience in the real estate sector.

Nezar heads the firm’s commercial team and has rights of audience at the Court of Cassation, the Administrative Court and the Constitutional Court.