Sohaila is a senior associate in our Bahrain office and has extensive experience in banking and corporate and has worked in London, Dubai and Bahrain. Since joining the Bahrain office she has been involved in all local transactions and has built on her knowledge of local laws and processes. She has had many opportunities to work with the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) as well as to advise clients on the rules and regulations concerning the CBB.
Sohaila has advised on a number of prestigious deals involving syndicated and club loans, bilateral facilities, project finance, security and acquisitions. She works extensively on cross border transactions involving multiple jurisdictions such as the UK, GCC and Asia.
Sohaila has experience in advising both lenders and borrowers and has completed secondments with the legal teams at BNP Paribas (Bahrain), Royal Bank of Scotland plc (Dubai) and Gulf International Bank BSC (Bahrain). She has also advised clients on general corporate and commercial matters such as contracts, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, insolvency and liquidation matters.