Rad is a UK qualified Partner and heads the firm’s Bahrain Office with over 20 years of experience practicing in the UK and across the Middle East.

Rad leads the Bahrain office’s highly ranked Corporate practice. He delivers 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, particularly within the energy / O&G sector. His extensive experience includes 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. He also 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 most significant projects in the country, before moving to a well-reputed global firm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, thereafter joining Al-Tamimi & Company 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

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Recent Experience

  • Representing Bahrain Financing Company (BFC) (Bahrain’s leading money transfer and currency exchange company) on the sale of its group business in Bahrain, Kuwait and India to Prism Group and Royal Strategic Partners (owners of Finablr).
  • Advising Raya Group (listed on the Egyptian Stock Exchange) in its acquisition of 85% of the shares of Gulf CX, one of the leading call center services provider across the Gulf region with operations HQ-ed out of Bahrain.
  • Advising Koch Chemical Technology Group Saudi Arabia Limited (part of the Koch global group) on its acquisition of the operating assets of Titanium Steel & Manufacturing Co Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Steel Pipe Co (a company listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange).
  • Local Counsel advising Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Company (SAFCO) on the Bahrain related elements of its proposed US$1.2bn acquisition from SABIC of interests in various agricultural nutrient assets, including SABIC’s interests in Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) in Bahrain.
  • Al Dur II Integrated Water & Power Plant (IWPP): Advising the lenders as local lead counsel in relation to the corporate related aspects of the development, ownership and operation of the Al Dur II IWPP project, one of the largest project financings in Bahrain and the GCC in recent years (project value c. US$1.5bn).


  • Arabic
  • English


2018 – LLM Law, University of Edinburgh

2001 – LLB Law (First Class Honours), London Metropolitan University


2005 – Solicitor of England and Wales