Why Choose Bahrain?


Bahrain provides an excellent environment for arbitration due to its world-class, professional, reliable and effective legal system. Bahrain has adopted the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration.

Moreover, Bahrain is party to numerous international arbitration conventions, including:

  • New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (ratified in 1988);
  • GCC Convention for the Execution of Judgments, Delegations and Judicial Notifications (ratified in 1996);
  • Riyadh Convention on Judicial Cooperation between States of the Arab League (ratified in 1999); and
  • Washington Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID Convention)  (ratified in 1996)