Raj Pahuja is the Head of Corporate Commercial practice in Bahrain. Raj is also a member of the Sports and Event Management, Healthcare, Projects, Rail and Hotels & Leisure groups.
Raj advises on a wide range of commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and project finance and has regional experience.
Recent representations include acting for clients in the financial services, telecommunications, power, sports, mining and metallurgy, real estate development and software industries.
Raj has advised extensively on matters relating to the Central Bank of Bahrain including its Rulebook and laws.
Raj has particular skill in advising on infrastructure projects and large scale developments across a wide range of sectors, acting for a broad range of clients including owners, buyers, developers, project companies, financiers and international law firms.
Raj joined the Firm in 2013 having previously worked in the region for over six years, for a leading Bahraini firm.
Raj trained in London and qualified as a solicitor in 2002, beginning his career as a litigator. Subsequently and prior to moving to the region, Raj worked as an in-house lawyer for a UK financial services regulator.
- Advising the Bahrain Government on its issue of a USD $750 million Sukuk.
- Advising the Bahrain Government in relation to a US$1.5 billion government bonds issue.
- Acting for various clients in relation to establishing financial services operations in Bahrain and advising on all regulatory steps.
- Advising a Bahrain listed company in relation to the CBB’s Takeover Module.
- Advised a Bahraini borrower in relation to a US$90 million mezzanine financing facility provided by the World Bank. Negotiated various transaction documents and acted as lead local lawyer.
1998 – LLM in International Business Law, University of London
1997 – LLB (Honours), Anglia Ruskin University
2002 – Solicitor-Advocate of the Senior Court of England & Wales
2000 – Attorney and Counsellor at Law, State of New York