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STA’s Banking and Finance practice substantially reflect the firm’s standing as the fully integrated network of law firms having senior banking and finance professional lawyers who advise many renowned banks and companies for their financial operations and activities in Saudi Arabia. The Lawyers here at STA present a detailed analysis and tailored-made expert opinion on the financing transactions. STA associates regularly handle and consult on the matters involving asset-based financing, corporate debt, syndicated loans, project financing, real estate, and more to add.

The banking and finance team at STA have their daily involvement of banking and financial matters and are experts in identifying vital and crucial issues of importance for the clients. This encourages our ability to work with our clients more often as well as increase our client base globally.

Asset Finance:

The Asset Finance team here at STA, Bahrain is a close-knit team which works alongside our corporate and IP team and litigation and compliance teams where a guaranteed clear and cogent service is provided. STA advises both the borrowers and lenders as well as servicers, airlines, aircraft owners, shipping companies, lessees and lessors and NBFC institutions.

Our current clientele includes renowned airline, maritime and shipping companies, project sponsors and fund managers to go. Our experience included:

  1. Domestic cross-border leasing

  2. Mergers and Acquisitions

  3. Transaction structuring

  4. Construction financing and joint ventures

  5. Asset sale

  6. Corporate restructuring

  7. Structured and operating leasing.

Equity and Debt Capital Markets:

We have broadly advised and represented clients who are issuers, private equity funds, underwriters, hedge funds, etc. our expertise ranges:

  1. Structuring and organizing investment funds

  2. Formation and IPO transactions

  3. Conducting legal due diligence

  4. Evaluate, negotiate and consummate acquisitions

  5. quity and secondary offerings, prospectus drafting and providing transactional general corporate representation to equity finds

  6. Fund formation

  7. Regulatory with compliance matters in principal markets throughout the world including listing on stock exchange platform(s)


STA offers specialty advice relating to ISDA and related treasury documentation along with their enforceability. We cover hedging strategies as well as netting and collateral transactions, currency exchange, commodities together with structured finance arrangements.

Project Finance

Our team at STA counsels and assists PSUs, etc. in a broad range of areas like oil and gas, renewable energy, infra, transportation, and mining. STA represents leaders, sponsor and other participants for resolving their issues which include financing, structuring, development, construction, operation, and management of infrastructure projects.

Banking Litigation

STA’s banking litigation is at the forefront with a reputation of obtaining orders for corporate and finance documents and related securities. Here at STA, we are committed to achieving and giving bespoke advice to our clientele by recognizing the importance and value of forensic accounting in banking and litigation and the role that damage experts and fraud investigators play in providing specialized services.

With rules and regulations continuously evolving in the financial industry, STA closely monitors the changes and new trends in the law.

Financial Regulation

Our lawyers advise banks, insurance companies, asset managers, underwriters, clearing houses, exchange houses, and rating agencies on establishing and forming new financial service business, mergers, and acquisitions, corporate structuring and restructuring, insurance and banking law, regulatory and compliance, securities lending, financial services regulations, and regulatory investigations

Islamic Finance

Recently, Islamic finance has been gaining tremendous applause across the GCC, prominently in Bahrain and Oman where our lawyers act for a majority of Islamic financial institutions and offer the niche advices that certainly stands apart. We provide advice according to the codes set forth by the Government Authorities in Bahrain.

For any queries or legal issues, please contact us and allow us to advice you by our team of the best banking and finance lawyers in the GCC.

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Mark Bentley
Mark Bentley

Mark Bentley

Partner , Tampa Phone Number: (813) 225-2500
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