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
Rad is a UK qualified Partner and heads the firm’s Bahrain Office with over 20 years’ experience practicing in the UK and across the Middle East.
Rad leads the Bahrain office’s Corporate practice, delivering a diversified and broad corporate commercial offering with particular expertise in corporate finance, corporate structuring, group re-structurings, cross border M&A and JVs. Additionally, Rad has a wealth of experience advising on the corporate aspects of big-ticket state mandated project financings, in particular, within the energy / O&G sector. Rad also has extensive experience in the start-up and scale-up space, advising entrepreneurs, incubation and acceleration centres, private equity firms, and venture capitalists in Bahrain and the wider region, and regularly delivers related presentations, mentoring, coaching, and workshops.
Rad’s clients include domestic and international public and private companies, sovereign wealth funds, international conglomerates, private equity funds, venture capital firms and a wide range of start-up and scale up entities, including a number of the region’s ‘Unicorns’.
Rad qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 2005 whilst working for a large UK regional law firm. From there he moved to the Middle East, joining a first tier firm in Qatar advising on some of the largest projects in the country, before moving to Norton Rose Fulbright in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, thereafter joining Al-Tamimi in 2016.
Rad is ranked as a “Leading Individual” by Legal 500 and a “Ranked Lawyer” by Chambers & Partners for Corporate, Commercial and M&A, and is named as one of the 50 leading lawyers in the MENA region by Thomson Reuter’s Asia Legal Business in both 2021 and 2022.
2018 – LLM Law, University of Edinburgh
2001 – LLB Law (First Class Honours), London Metropolitan University
2005 – Solicitor of England and Wales