Dr Hassan Ali Radhi, the senior partner of Hassan Radhi & Associates, obtained an LLB from University of Mohammed V Rabat in Morocco, and a PhD in law (thesis: “The Bahrain Judician System - A Historical and Analytical Study”) from the University of London.
Hassan Ali Radhi was admitted to the Bahraini Bar as an attorney and legal consultant in 1974, and the Kuwait Bar in 1983. He is licensed to practise in the courts of Bahrain including the Court of Cassation and the Constitutional Court. He practises in the courts of Bahrain in various areas such as banking and finance, commercial, insurance, maritime and contract law. He is licensed as a foreign legal consultant by the Supreme Court in Texas, USA, and is an ex-resident associate of the former law office of Coudert Brothers/New York. He practises in domestic and international arbitration as arbitrator or counsel, including international arbitrations under ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC, GCC Arbitration Centre and ICDR-AAA.
Hassan Ali Radhi’s professional memberships include: the Council of the Institute of World Business of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC, Paris); the ICC Paris commission on arbitration; the International Bar Association (IBA); the Bahraini national committee of the International Chamber of Commerce; the disciplinary council of the Bahrain Bourse; and the committee on investment barriers of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in Bahrain.
Hassan Ali Radhi is also a former vice chairman of the Arab Users Council of LCIA (2007-2012); former member of the board of trustees of the BCDR/AAA Bahrain; former co-chairman of the Arab forum of the IBA; former member of the ICC Court (2000-2003); former member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) (2007-2012); and former member of the Lawyers Disciplinary Advisory Council of the Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs. He is also a founding member of the Bahrain Bar Society, of which he was president from 1986 to 1991. During this period he served as ex officio a member of the Executive Bureau of Arab Lawyers’ Union.
Hassan Ali Radhi’s practice areas include civil law; corporate and commercial laws; banking and finance-related law; and arbitration.
Hassan Ali Radhi’s scholarly activities include: former professorial associate at the University of London (SOAS) 2007-2009; former lecturer at the University of Bahrain’s school of business and finance; and former lecturer at the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance. He is also an arbitration/international arbitration tutor at the Chartered Institute of Arbitration (CIArb), a member of the editorial board of the Arab Law Quarterly Bulletin London, and an invited speaker at regional and international conferences such as CIArb, GCC Arbitration Centre, LCIA, ICC and IFCAI.
As well as his PhD thesis, Hassan Ali Radhi has also authored Judiciary and Arbitration in Bahrain, published by Kluwer Law International.
In 2011, Hassan Radhi & Associates was identified by Alliance International as a “best Middle Eastern law firm”. In 2012, Dr Hassan Ali Radhi was named the “best lawyer in Bahrain”, and Hassan Radhi & Associates the “best law office in litigation in Bahrain”, by World Finance magazine. That year the firm was named “national law firm of the year in Bahrain” by IFLR. In 2014, Who’s Who Legal featured Dr Hassan Ali Radhi as a global expert in corporate law in Bahrain. In 2015, he was placed in the top tier of the corporate and finance, and dispute resolution sections of Chambers Global. Hassan Ali Radhi was also named International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year in the Kingdom of Bahrain for 2015 by Global Law Experts and enrolled as a foreign legal consultant in the Supreme Court of Texas, USA by the State Bar of Texas in the same year. In 2016, Chambers Global ranked Mr Hassan Ali Radhi as a “leading individual” (Band 1).
Languages: Arabic and English.
WWL says: Hassan Ali Radhi is considered "one of the top commercial advocates in Bahrain."
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