Zeina is an Associate based in our Bahrain office. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in Europe (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPM), and has considerable experience in Bahrain’s legislative and regulatory frameworks concerning data protection, cybersecurity, outsourcing, telecommunications, competition, and employment. She is also experienced in drafting and advising on a wide range of commercial contracts.

Zeina has advised some of the world’s largest technology companies and financial institutions on a wide range of issues concerning content regulations, advertising, consumer privacy, and other e-commerce issues. She has particular experience in advising on local law considerations in respect of launching new technology products and services in the Kingdom.

Zeina regularly advises on regulatory compliance matters, and has an excellent relationship with several regulators in the Kingdom. She works closely with the Ministry of Industry & Commerce, the Personal Data Protection Authority, and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority on a regular basis.

Zeina is a regular contributor to the firm’s Law Update publications, and has authored a number of articles including on e-commerce and electronic transactions. In Q.1 of 2022, Zeina qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales, and a Practicing Lawyer in Bahrain.

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Recent Experience

  • Advising Citibank N.A. in relation to the sale of its retail business in Bahrain with a specific focus on the data privacy and information security aspects of the transaction.
  • Advising a major communications company on telecommunications licensing and compliance measures with respect to the provision of satellite-based internet services in Bahrain.
  • Advising Raya Contact Centre S.A.E on its acquisition of a business-process outsourcing solutions company in Bahrain through conducting due diligence on the target company.
  • Advising a major American multinational technology company on launching its Video On Demand and Live streaming platform in Bahrain, including advising on licensing requirements and content regulatory issues.
  • Advising one of the largest multinational automotive manufacturers on rolling out its first connected car with a specific focus on issues relating to telematics, telecommunications and cybersecurity.
  • Assisting a major Chinese multinational technology company in preparing a regulatory consultation review in respect of the then draft decisions relating to Bahrain’s personal data protection law.


  • Arabic
  • English


  • 2018 –LLB Law, University of Reading
  • 2019 – Legal Practice Course (LPC), BPP University
  • 2021 – LLM Commercial Legal Practice, BPP University


  • Solicitor – England and Wales
  • Licensed Practicing Lawyer – the Ministry of Justice, Kingdom of Bahrain