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LITIGATION PRACTICE: Criminal Lawyers in Bahrain

Ranging from a high-value case and most complex legal matters to a minor legal issue, STA’s litigation team comprising of the best litigation lawyers understand the need to inspect and review the minute details of each case critically. It is essential that we are persuasively able to adduce meticulous and precise information to enable us to provide premier and comprehensive advice on every legal matter, be it criminal or civil.

STA’s team of dedicated litigators compose the best of our partners and senior attorneys who have a plethora of experience and varied expertise to handle all litigation matters in the region. STA has a standing reputation for consistently excellent results in numerous legal issues before courts in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, tribunals, and domestic and international arbitration bodies.

Strategically Effective Litigation Services

STA’s top lawyers assist and offer practical and strategic advice on an array of business and commercial litigation across the Middle East in cases involving disputes arising out of various legal transactions including breach of trust, criminal law matters, contracts, civil claims, etc. We are also experts in handling matters arising out of distressed debts, intellectual property infringement, construction and real estate, shareholder disputes, medical negligence, agency law, etc.

STA is one of the best law firms in the Middle East has been reputed to not only furnish the best outcomes in our litigation matters but also for the management and professionalism in doing so. Our lawyers handle the information involved in each case with the utmost care to ensure sealed client data and security of private information of our client and their case.

STA aims at pursuing different approaches as required by each case to offer the best legal advice. STA stance in each case is not necessarily antagonistic, but continually evolving to the needs of each case for the desired result. This tailored approach has allowed us to advice leading national and multinational corporations with their daily business transactions while safeguarding their rights.

Media and Advertising Litigation

STA represents numerous industry pioneers in the field of media, information technology, advertising, nanotechnology and biotechnology. We also provide the most exceptional advertising litigation services to medical device industries and semiconductor. STA’s zealous and devoted media and advertising litigation lawyers are sought for their cogent experience in handling the most complicated disputes.

STA has a rich history of successful advertising suits. We assist in various advertising legal matters which include broadcasting issues, consumer surveys compliance with local authorities, reviewing proposed advertising schemes, evaluating clinical protocols and analysis of the competitive market.

International and Domestic Arbitration Practice

Disputes arising out of the daily transactions in the global market today is indefinite. Businesses seek counsel who are well reputed for the professionalism, high standard of desired outcomes and have ample experience of expert lawyers to represent them. Our team is committed to address and resolve disputes that arise out of a company’s daily transactions in Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We cover a range of matters in the field which includes joint ventures, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, construction disputes, oil and gas, banking and finance and technology companies.

We offer advice on every stage from enforcement to prevention.

  • We are well acquainted with the legal and commercial attributes of all our clients’ businesses which subsequently lets us provide adept support and guidance with their queries. Our team has drafting experts who have a standing reputation of choosing appropriate dispute resolution forum and rules to draft clauses that advantageously protect the rights of our clients domestically and internationally.

  • Where permissible, we offer our clients alternate dispute resolutions mechanism like reconciliation and mediation to avoid postponements.

  • Our lawyers who are well versed with local laws of Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman and its international implications have a deep understanding of enforcing and executing arbitral awards. We also offer guidance and assistance in post enforcement formalities.

  • Arbitration being a principal form of dispute resolution in our firm ensures that our lawyers are up to date and efficient in all aspects of such dispute resolution.

  • Along with our successful record of arbitration practical locally, our team also has been exceptionally prosperous in taking cases to trial and final awards in leading arbitration venues including Singapore, London, Paris and Geneva.

Bankruptcy Law, Restructuring and Corporate Insolvency

Complex disputes demand counsel that is professional, competent and skilled. Our team of lawyers are connoisseurs at concocting alternate dispute resolutions and also confounding bankruptcy litigation. Our team of Bankruptcy lawyers in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar have ample resources and experience to surmount intricate problems and deliver appropriate outcomes

Transactional Structuring

Our lawyers have the understanding and aptitude in structuring and contriving asset acquisitions, securitisation and other multipart transactions to curtail risks related to bankruptcy.

Corporate Structuring

Daily, corporate fallouts occur due to many reasons from technological advancements and changes to fragile capital structure, mismanagement and fraud. STA’s reconstructing and bankruptcy lawyers in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar are equipped to advice on an array of corporate restructuring across a variety of industries like automotive, energy, entertainment, hospitality, media, shipping, aviation and construction.

Construction Litigation

Construction projects are often caught in the web of disputes due to its multifarious nature. Clients and contractors often find themselves trapped in its web at different stages of construction, from the commencement of the project until after its completion. Construction litigation is complicated and often competitively challenging. Our dedicated construction litigation lawyers in Bahrain advice and represent contractors, subcontractors, project managers, material suppliers, architects, surveyors, engineering firms and other specialists in the field. Our team critically examines every aspect of the legal matter to deliver curated outcomes for our clients. Being acquainted with the know-how of this industry, we advise our clients when to negotiate a claim and manoeuvre for potential settlement. Additionally, we impart our clients with the understanding of when to enter litigation or arbitration to best protect their interests, which is our apex goal at STA.

Our lawyers’ prior engagement in advising our clients in litigation and design claims has proven to be groundbreaking, and hence we provide tactical and proficient guidance in all phases of the development process which includes:

Pre-Construction

  • Corporate structuring, join ventures and public private partnership contracts

  • Investor negotiations

  • Development planning and zoning

  • Advice and guidance setting up escrow accounts

  • Tendering and bonding

  • Construction procurement and financing

  • Drafting the preliminary set of contracts, counsel and negotiating

Contract Administration

  • Risk management

  • Contract enforcement

  • Guidance on strata law, homeowners association and defining common areas

  • Contract interpretation and related advisory

  • Delay claims, defective engineering and construction defect claims

During and post construction

  • Inadequate inspection and denial of site access

  • Suspension of work

  • Claims resulting from variation

  • Design defects and negligent performance

  • Cost overruns and changes identified within the scope of work

  • Bid disputes and procurements and supply chain matters

  • Matters involving construction frauds

  • Construction or supplier’s lien, mortgage priorities

  • Mediation and arbitration

  • Court litigation

  • Subcontractor claims

  • Manufacturer or supplier liability, owner liability, contractor liability and product liability claims

For advice on any legal concerns, please contact us for assistance.

Consumer Protection and Litigation

There’s a constant clash in the thriving commercial market about the quantity of product and services. The focus needs to be on the ‘quality’. Our law firm realises the value of quality for all the consumers and has successfully represented corporates and consumers in domestic courts as well as international consumer redressal forums. Our lawyers in Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman have extensive experience in the field and understand the procedural aspects of consumer protection litigation.

Additionally, our team of lawyers is familiar with individual and general consumer redressal forum at the Department of Economic Development. Our lawyers strive to stay updated with the current legal framework in the field to assist, act for and represent multinational brands professionally and consumers not only domestically, but globally. This allows us to give adept advice to our clients on regulatory aspects which guarantees compliance with the organizational policies. Along with litigation, we have also represented various clients in out of court settlements.

Criminal Law Experts

STA’s Criminal Law Practice handles a wide range of criminal matters, domestically as well as internationally. Our team manages the most complex cases involving numerous parties and indefinite amount of documentation work. STA has the best criminal lawyers in all of GCC who have significant experience in working closely with the Prosecutor’s office, investigating authorities and also with the court-appointed experts. STA’s lawyers assist clients who are suspected of serious crimes. We also help clients involved in medical negligence, those who are arrested post investigations, matters involving drug offences and abuse, internet and cybercrime, forgery, criminal appeals, assault and extradition law. Our culturally diverse lawyers have years of experience in the field have professionally represented clients before criminal courts, police and also the prosecution with utmost sincerity, dexterity and proficiency to best help our clients.

Our wide range of lawyers represent clients at all levels of the court, domestically and before foreign domestic tribunals, International Police Organization and cross border intelligence. Harbouring lawyers from different parts of the world with worldly knowledge, STA’s criminal lawyers in Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman are experts in both common law and civil law jurisdictions.

Distressed Debts

Our lawyers are trusted for the best representation for equity holders, suppliers, and trustees, secured and unsecured creditors. We are often crowned as settlement experts and are well sought by clients for claims their current consultants failed to achieve despite expensive and complicated litigation and arbitration. At STA, we critically review different avenues and stance of each party, which allows us to conclude the best strategy to protect the interest of our clients.

Our team invests time in each case to deduce relevant information that helps tailor our advice to best suit our clients at each stage of debt recovery. We provide multiple steps that can be taken so our clients have alternatives and plausible actions that we can take on their behalf.

Government Affairs

STA’s Litigation Practice has time and again assisted governmental entities in their daily transactions and regulatory affairs. Our litigation lawyers in Bahrain provide assistance and guidance on matters comprising of customs issues, filing complaints to different governmental authorities, immigration, competition law, etc. Our team continually aims at simplifying the technicalities encircling governmental matters to alleviate and terminate unnecessary delay and arbitrary rulings. . STA’s lawyers counsel corporate and governmental authorities in all aspects of legal services like drafting or surpassing regulatory aspects of partnerships within the GCC.

Insurance Litigation and Arbitration

Insurance sector triggers many lawsuits. STA’s litigation and arbitration lawyers guide domestic and international insurance companies and professional service providers on the matter involving occupational risk, regulatory issues and reinsurance matters. Our lawyers invest time in understanding the claims thoroughly before advising the next step to our clients. We also advise on professional liability, product liability, property insurance matters and financial institutions. Our practice also encompasses the following:-

  • Contentious shareholder disagreements and disputes

  • Disciplinary matters

  • Representation in arbitration and litigation matters

  • Broke liability

  • Negotiating settlements

  • Insurer insolvency

  • Representing subrogated claims

Intellectual Property Litigation and Arbitration

STA has dedicated intellectual property lawyers who are experts in all aspects of intellectual property matters, who serve some of the leading industries in the world ranging from pharmaceuticals, technology to electronics. Our best intellectual property lawyers in Bahrain assist and guide in various intellectual property matters including:

  • Media litigation

  • IP infringements in multiple jurisdictions

  • False and misleading advertising

  • Copyright infringements

  • Trade secrets violations

  • Brand enforcement

  • Trade mark and trademark violations

  • Patents and patent infringements

  • Anti-counterfeiting and customs seizures

  • Arbitration

  • Licensing and licensing negotiations

  • Cybersquatting and domain name violations

Labor and Employment Litigation

STA’s has a dedicated employment litigation practice attorneys who are experts in the field who provide personalised solutions and guidance to board and board committees and employers. We also advise directors and management executives with adept guidance regarding complicated and technical matters that arise in the daily transactions of the company.

STA’s senior lawyers in Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman counsel top companies and their management on sensitive internal administration, compensation arrangements, stock options and internal employment audits. STA also offers litigation defence and management training amongst other vital areas of this sector.

STA’s litigation team who are experts in different and all branches of law alongside each other. As a team, we all come together to handle matters about employee agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, conflict of interest matters, no compete for contracts, etc.

For solutions to all your legal concerns and queries, please contact us so we can assist you in our best capacity.

Meet the Team

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William T. Conroy
William T. Conroy

William T. Conroy

Partner , St. Petersburg Phone Number: (727) 800-5980 ext. 3030
Office Location
St. Petersburg
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Joseph P. Covelli
Joseph P. Covelli

Joseph P. Covelli

Partner , Tampa Phone Number: (813) 225-2500
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(813) 225-2500
Office Location
Tampa
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Michael T. Cronin
Michael T. Cronin

Michael T. Cronin

Partner , Clearwater Phone Number: (727) 461-1818 ext. 1055
Office Location
Clearwater
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Vitauts M. (‘Vit’) Gulbis
Vitauts M. (‘Vit’) Gulbis

Vitauts M. (‘Vit’) Gulbis

Partner , Tampa Phone Number: (813) 225-2500
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(813) 225-2500
Office Location
Tampa
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Matthew A. Hatfield
Matthew A. Hatfield

Matthew A. Hatfield

Attorney , St. Petersburg Phone Number: (727) 683-1270
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(727) 683-1270
Office Location
St. Petersburg
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Philip M. Shasteen
Philip M. Shasteen

Philip M. Shasteen

Partner , Tampa Phone Number: (813) 225-2500
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(813) 225-2500
Office Location
Tampa
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Patrick A. Traber
Patrick A. Traber

Patrick A. Traber

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