Newton Legal

Bahrain

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Newton Legal Group is a Bahrain based international law firm established in 2012. The firm operates out of an office in Manama.

 

Focusses / specialisms

The firm has a well-established offering across several areas in the financial and corporate domain. The firm’s transactional work in the energy sector (particularly oil and gas) is well recognised.

It has a strong banking and finance practice that advises on local law aspects of a range of financing and refinancing transactions.

The firm is also visible in the restructuring and insolvency space, where it advises both lenders and borrowers.

 

Key clients

Key clients include Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, the Oil and Gas Holding Company (nogaholding), Bahrain National Gas Company (BNGEC), the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), Bahrain Islamic Bank (BiSB), Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill (GARMCO), Czarnikow Group, and Mashreqbank.


Research period review: 32nd edition (2021/2022)

The firm has been active in banking and finance and restructuring and insolvency work during the research period.

In banking and finance the firm has worked on loans financing and refinancing, including Islamic finance, typically on the side of the borrower.

The firm has been active in restructuring and insolvency. One notable example of the team’s work in the sphere is its representation of GARMCO, the first and one of the largest downstream aluminium facilities in the Middle East, in its in court-led restructuring proceedings.

 

Deal highlights: 32nd edition (2021/2022)

GARMCO restructuring

 

Client feedback: 32nd edition (2021/2022)

 

Restructuring and insolvency

"Good quality legal advice."

 

Aamal Al Abbasi

"Knowledgeable."