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The Kingdom of Bahrain is a 760 sqkm-wide Arab monarchy, located on the Southwestern coast of the Persian Gulf. It is an archipelago consisting of the Bahrain Island and 30 smaller islands.

With its highly developed communication and transport facilities, Bahrain is home to a number of multinational firms and construction proceeds on several major industrial projects.

Bahrain’s main import is crude petroleum brought from Saudi Arabia. Other major imports are machinery, food and chemicals. Its main exports are refined petroleum products and aluminum goods. Saudi Arabia is Bahrain’s major trading partner, followed by the United States and Japan.

In Europe, Bahrain maintains special relationships with the United Kingdom, while trade with France has historically been subject to extreme fluctuations, mainly caused by punctual aircraft exports from France to Bahrain. French actors also increasingly take part in major public procurement projects in Peru, such as waste incineration, power generation, water treatment, airport facilities, infrastructure, etc.

French culture also has a good image in Bahrain, and French-Bahraini projects are numerous, such as “So French”, the French week in Bahrain held in 18-23 January 2017. French-Bahraini cooperation is also active in the fields of archaeology and architectural heritage.


In this context Simon Associés entered into a strategic alliance agreement with Zeenat Al Mansoori & Associates, located in Manama.




Zeenat Al Mansoori & Associates is a leading full-service law firm serving clients for more than 25 years. The firm’s clients are widely diversified and include government bodies, banks and financial institutions, multinational public and private companies, NGOs and private individuals.

Zeenat Al Mansoori & Associates is specialized in the following areas: Arbitration, Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Capital Markets, Company Law, Consumer Protection and Unfair Trading, Corporate and Secretarial Services, Corporate Governance, Corporate Restructuring, eCommerce and Information Technology, Employment and Labour Disputes, Family-Owned Businesses, Healthcare, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property Rights, Islamic Banking and Finance, Joint Ventures, and more.

The firm has a renowned litigation and dispute resolution team.

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