BSA is the Middle East’s premier regional insurance and reinsurance law firm. Providing our clients with advisory, transactional and dispute resolution services, we provide a holistic service with a multi-disciplinary team of industry experts.

Our practice doesn’t just enable our clients to prosper. We help to shape the market. With one of the largest Insurance/Reinsurance teams in the Middle East, we advise regulators and national governments on legislative developments for the insurance sector and assist legislative bodies in drafting insurance laws.

We’re also involved in some of the region’s biggest and most groundbreaking deals. Our clients range from local companies to multinational corporations, for whom we advise on market penetration throughout Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Beirut, Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Our portfolio covers both conventional and Islamic insurance. We also have the ability and resources to advise, develop, structure and document Shari’a compliant Takaful and Re-Takaful products, as well as providing a speciality line of insurance. This includes event cancellation, offering expert advice for complex claims handling and providing regulatory and legal advice for underwriters (including Lloyds of London syndicates).


Insurance and Reinsurance (non-contentious)

  • Regulatory and operational advice;
  • Reviewing and preparing commercial agreements;
  • Fronting and reinsurance partnerships;
  • Structuring start-up operations;
  • Product development and review.

Dispute Resolution

  • Litigation;
  • Arbitration;
  • Alternative dispute resolution.

Coverage issues

  • Property;
  • Marine;
  • Financial lines;
  • Reinsurance;
  • Life and health.

Corporate and commercial

  • Foreign investment;
  • Entity formation;
  • Licensing and structuring;
  • Mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures;
  • Regulatory investigations.



  • Strategy advice;
  • Regulatory guidance and support;
  • Investment agreements and funding support;
  • Licensing and compliance support.



  • First response and incident management;
  • Legal advice and coverage analysis;
  • PR and reputation management;
  • Claims handling.
"The insurance team is user-friendly, pro-active and have a thorough knowledge of insurance law across the region. They provide a great service to foreign lawyers who need advice on the application of local law to losses and claims which occur in the region."

Legal 500 2021

"Great knowledge and commitment to their clients.' - Chambers & Partners, 2022

"Client-centric and reliable." - Chambers & Partners, 2022

"The team is diverse and they add great value to your day to day activity. They consult you on almost everything possible." - Legal 500, 2022

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