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Al Tamimi & Company has joined forces with Corporate Hub 9 (CH9) to provide legal assistance to startups and entrepreneurs in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

As part of this new strategic relationship, both entities will focus on:

  • Creating collaborative opportunities that pave the way for future joint activities optimized to help Bahrain’s CH9-backed startup community.
  • Spreading legal knowledge and awareness by hosting various workshops, presentations, training sessions, as well as a newly structured learning program.
  • Facilitating legal business mentors and legal counseling to emerging businesses backed by CH9 —either pro-bono or at heavily discounted rates. Amongst other benefits, these services will be empowering startups to stimulate their growth under a strong legal framework.

The collaboration between CH9 and Al Tamimi was officially confirmed at the recently conducted Seedstars MENA 2017. The 2017 edition of Seedstars MENA gave participants the opportunity to be a part of a two-day boot camp where a number of Al Tamimi lawyers trained them on various legal and strategic aspects of conducting business.

“We are pleased to embark upon this partnership with CH9 to support the development of startups in Bahrain. The entrepreneurial community is growing and developing at a rapid pace across the region,” said Foutoun Hajjar, Partner & Head of Al Tamimi’s Bahrain Office.

As the largest law firm in the Middle East, paired with extensive commercial and legal expertise, and long-established relationships with key decision makers, regulators and government bodies in the region, Al Tamimi is in a strong position to support entrepreneurs with their startups and innovations across the Middle East.”

Al Tamimi’s Ahmad Salah, Rad El Treki, and Raj Pahuja were represented as mentors to the winners of the competition, which included:

  • Bahrain-based WNNA: an emerging firm that developed a self-titled contextual search app.
  • Tunisia-based Favizone: a plug and play SaaS that allows retailers to design and develop their own custom AI solutions.
  • General Senses: a Kuwaiti startup focused on VR and AR-powered human interface technologies.