Zaina Jassim

Zaina is a senior litigation lawyer and is currently practicing with the litigation team in the Kingdom of Bahrain. She is actively involved in all aspects of litigation including civil, criminal employment, real estate and arbitration and enforcement of foreign judgments.

Zaina’s exceptional understanding of the principles of the civil code and the execution laws of the Kingdom of Bahrain enables her to provide her clients with a full tailored advice plan on the interpretation and application of the laws. Zaina has full rights of audience before the Bahrain Courts. She represents a wide range of domestic and international clients in litigation and arbitration cases. Furthermore, Zaina is a licensed private belief certified by the Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs in the Kingdom of Bahrain. She leads KBH Tanfeeth W.L.L a private bailiff practice in the Kingdom of Bahrain and acts for major banks and companies.


  • Admitted as a practicing lawyer – Ministry of Justice – Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Registered Arbitrator at the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre (2019)
  • Admitted as a licensed bailiff – Ministry of Justice– Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Vice Chairman Council at the North Municipality of Bahrain


  • Arabic
  • English

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • English Member at Association for International Arbitration Moot (Muscat – Oman)
  • Member at Association for International Arbitration Moot (Vienna, Austria)
Representative work:


  • 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.
Zaina Jassim

Senior Associate - Bahrain