This month we bring you a special focus on a continent that boasts the world’s largest free trade area, a diverse economic make-up and increasing political stability. The latest edition of Law Update focuses on Africa, a territory that continues to be an attractive business and investment destination.
Like the rest of the world, Africa is still re-building from the impact of COVID-19, however, there continues to be an optimistic view of the opportunities the continent presents. An example of the appetite for investment into Africa was captured in a report we commissioned, titled Legal Leaders in MENA. Our survey of legal leaders revealed a resounding desire to expand into new territories, with 81% naming Africa as their investment destination of choice.Read the full edition
Layla works closely with our international, regional and domestic clients, providing assistance to commercial entities in the full range of corporate structuring and restructuring related mandates including advising on FDI options, registering corporate entities, corporate restructuring, share transfers and re-organisations, asset transfers, nominee arrangements, sale purchase agreements, share mortgage agreements, personal guarantees, increases and decreases in capital, drafting and amending constitutional documents, corporate secretarial matters, advising on trust structures in Bahrain and conducting due diligence.
Layla also has specialist, innovative experience in the start-up space specifically the growth of the FinTech sector and assisting with Central Bank of Bahrain Sandbox applications.
Layla is a licensed Bahraini Attorney and is scheduled to qualify as a Solicitor of England & Wales in 2022.
2018 – LLM Law – Queen Mary University of London
2015 – LPC Law – University of Law – Bloomsbury London
2014 – LLB Law – University of Kent – Canterbury
2022 – Practising Lawyer – Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs & Waqf – Kingdom of Bahrain