Established in 1992, EAH is one of Bahrain's most respected law practices
With over 20 years of experience, EAH Law continues to provide dynamic legal
services with borne aspirations for all clients, to defend their interests, ensure
sound decision making, and attain the highest standards of legal accountability.
The firm combines high calibre professionals, innovation, and market knowledge
with client driven flexibility. The firm strongly believes in being straightforward
and easy to deal with whilst delivering individually tailored practical and creative
solutions. The firm has invested in leading edge technology that helps ensure
that clients are provided with the best possible service.
In major business transactions, high-stakes litigation, and other matters, the firm
is committed to achieving the clients’ objectives effectively and efficiently.
The firm’s approach to problem solving starts with a thorough understanding of
the clients’ objectives and leads to solutions tailored to the clients’ needs. The
lawyers have in-depth experience in a broad range of industries and practice
The firm has a commitment both to quality and to justice, and its reputation
has led to a wide variation in the type of clients which it represents. The firm is
constantly developing new areas of expertise and provides a full range of skills
for individuals, organizations and institutions.
The firm has well established relations with offices in: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait,
Qatar, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Lebanon. It also has associate
offices in most of the Middle-East countries, North Africa, as well as Western
Europe and North America.
A modern family firm with traditional values. EAH Partners are passionate about their clients.
Elham Ali Hassan
Principal & Partner, Head of Litigation
Elham Ali Hassan has been practicing law in Bahrain for the last 25 years and
is acknowledged as one of the leading litigators and arbitrators at the forefront
of legal developments – she genuinely wants to help solve problems, knows
how to deliver the highest quality service and professional representation,
and is accustomed to handling high public profile matters, negotiations, and
settlements. Elham advises and acts on behalf of multi-national organizations,
institutions, agencies, and international law firms. Over the course of her
career Elham has devoted substantial attention to solving problems involving
shareholder, partnership and employment matters, contractual formation
and interpretation, restraints of trade, insurance, intellectual property, land
ownership controversies, franchises, financial transactions disputes, and the
seizure of assets under maritime law. Elham has civil litigation experience at
the pre-litigation, first instance, and appellate levels and criminal litigation
experience. She has been admitted to both the Court of Cassation and
Constitutional Court. She is often appointed as a Bahrain law expert before
foreign courts of different jurisdictions. Additionally, Elham is a member of the
Bahrain Chamber of Dispute Resolutions (the BCDR) roster as a panel member
and as an arbitrator.
Elham is a member of the International Bar Association, National Committee
of International Chamber of Commerce, an ICC Court’s member, a member
of the Center of Commercial Arbitration for the GCC Countries, and of Dubai
International Arbitration Centre.
Sara Jawahery is a corporate partner at EAH Law with a diverse background
spanning over ten years that includes high-profile experience in regulatory
compliance and crisis management and complex corporate investigations and
Sara’s practice provides mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate
transaction services to companies operating in Bahrain and internationally
with deal sizes typically exceeding USD 100 million. In addition to managing
transactional and advisory services, Sara regularly contributes to research development programs for international institutions, NGOs, and Fortune 500
companies looking to enter the GCC market including the prestigious United
Nations Development Program - World Bank: Doing Business in Bahrain.
Sara represents financial institutions (Wholesale Banks, Retail Banks, Investment
Firms, overseas registered branches – conventional and Islamic, both publicly
listed and private), industrial/manufacturing companies and professional service
providers. Sara advises boards of directors and committees on disclosure and
corporate governance issues, issues regarding board structure and composition,
executive compensation, director independence, corporate governance, and
LLB with honors, London Metropolitan University, 2004
Essa Jawahery joined EAH Law in the year 2005; he is frequently named on
the Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal list for Bahrain, both for his corporate
and banking work. Chambers and Partners 2013 label him as ‘a rising star and
excellent local lawyer’ in the corporate and finance fields.
Essa quickly gains the confidence of executive management in client companies
by focusing on understanding and achieving business goals while helping
minimize inherent legal risks. Essa has assisted local and foreign business
organizations of all sizes, and in all stages of growth, with their legal and business
needs in Bahrain and overseas. His clients include Public companies as well middle-market and start-up companies.These clients have been in a very broad
range of industry sectors as diverse as transportation, insurance, brokerage,
technology, manufacturing, real estate, banking, finance, telecoms, energy,
service, accounting, construction, shipping, engineering and retail. Clients
quickly learn and appreciate that Essa is adept at gathering and assimilating
information, analyzing complicated situations, identifying risks, and helping
develop and implement an action plan to achieve a favorable result.
Essa is a member of the University of Oxford’s Law Society and Anglia Law
School’s Law Society.
Areas of Practice
Acquisitions, Business & Commercial Law, Corporate Finance, Contracts,
Employment Law, International Law, Companies Law, Central Bank of
Bahrain and Bahrain Stock Exchange regulations, Intellectual Property,
Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, Oxford, United Kingdom, Honors: Post
Graduate in Legal Practice (Core: Acquisitions, Debt Finance, Equity Finance); and
Anglia Law School, Essex, United Kingdom, Honors: LLB
English and Arabic
EAH is one of Bahrain’s leading Law firms with a full service offering.
We are a full service law firm with particular expertise in the following areas: