Hawra Bushehri

Hawra is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Team. Before this, she had been practicing corporate law for over 14 years at KPMG Fakhro.

Hawra has led numerous corporate services engagements in Bahrain and GCC, offering legal and regulatory advice. She has expertise in a range of areas, including providing general advice on legal matters for various types of companies, corporate structuring and restructuring, corporate governance.  Hawra provides and supports the firms’ clients the full spectrum of company secretarial services, ranging from company formations to maintaining statutory books and records. Her area of expertise is to provide tailored secretarial service that meets the clients requirements.  She acts as company secretary for various companies in the Kingdom of Bahrain. 

Hawra also advises on a wide range of company law matters including:

  • Change of company name and address
  • Transfer of shares
  • Capital increase and decrease
  • General meetings and extra general meetings including preparation of documents
  • Attending at general meetings
  • Drafting and reviewing constitutional documents and advising on amendments necessary to reflect the current law and practice
  • Re-registrations 

 Languages:

  • Arabic
  • English
Representative work:

Litigation

  • Huobi OTC DMCC v (1) Tabarak Investment Capital Limited (2) Christian Thurner [2020] – Acting for the First Defendant, an investment management firm, in a claim relating to the transfer and storage of bitcoins. This is the first cryptocurrency case in the Technology and Construction Division of the DIFC Courts and was heard in December 2021 before the former Court of Appeal Judge Justice Sir Richard Field
  • DIFC Case No. CFI-043-2022 (i) William Allan Jones, (ii) Coffee Planet LLC, and (iii) Coffee Planet Roastery FZE v Robert Anthony Jones (the Proceedings) [2022] – Acting for the Defendant in a family dispute where the Defendant was the subject of an injunction and freezing order in the context of extant proceedings in the Dubai Courts. Challenging jurisdiction as well as the DIFC court’s authority to give a Black Swan injunction.
  • CFI-062-2021 – Sawhney & Anor v Credit Suisse AG [2022] – Acting for a Claimant in a financial mis-selling case and defending an strike out and immediate judgment application in court.
  • Union Bank of India (DIFC Branch) v (1) Velocity Industries LLC (2) Velocity Venture Limited (3) Umaku Trade Invest Limited (4) Vijey Kapoor (5) Ravi Kuchimanchi (6) Rajinder Makhijani (7) Parag Gupta (8) Devika Makhijani [2020] – Acting for the Sixth – Eighth Defendants in a claim against them pursuant to alleged obligations under personal guarantees.
Hawra Bushehri

Senior Associate - Bahrain