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Bahrain has been recognised as the Capital of Arab Media 2024, by the Arab Information Ministers’ Council, reflecting the country’s strides in the development process as well as commitment of the press community.

The country’s media growth is reflected across segments as the country moves to create a ‘distinguished media performance to confront the challenges facing the region’.

In the digital media segment, Bahrain’s projected revenue in 2024 is expected to reach USD86.86 million, according to Statista.

Meanwhile, ‘Video Games are projected to dominate’ with revenue expected to reach USD42.39 million in the same year.

Growth in the entertainment sector is ongoing , with and anticipated growth rate of 2.80%, amounting to a market volume of USD13.31 million by 2027.


Charles Russell Speechlys opened its Bahrain office in 2006 and has since become an established part of the country’s legal structure. The firm is backed by a 30-year TMT worldwide focus. The office benefits from its specialisation in media, IP, litigation and dispute resolution.  

Elham Ali Hassan & Associates focusses on internet, media and IP. The firm’s leading position is backed by an established portfolio that includes clients such as Bloomberg and Apple. The team has vast experience advising on media and technology-related matters.

Full-service firm Haya Rashed Al Khalifa has played a key role in the establishment of regulatory bodies and the formation of regulation. The team’s media focus ranges from advice on commercial contracts, information management compliance and data protection to e-business and IT security.  


Media work at ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners is driven by the firm’s focus on IP. The local team has built a reputable practice known for copyright protection, licensing and brand management. Cyber crime is among core focus areas for the cross-jurisdictional practice, which operates in Bahrain and Kuwait.

Hassan Radhi & Associates lawyers have established links with clients in neighbouring countries. The firm hass strong connections with international networks allowing for a multi-dimensional service that is primarily focussed on intellectual property.   

Trowers & Hamlins is praised by peers who highlight the firm’s regional dedication. The practice is supported by an international network of lawyers and dedicated media sector divisions.

Peers describe Zeenat Al Mansoori & Associates as an influential practice with industry focus and skill. Present in the Bahraini market since 1989, the full-service firm has a multi-disciplinary approach. The media and telecommunications division works closely with the IP, IT and e-commence practice groups.

Zu'bi & Partners provides ‘a high calibre technical service’, according to clients. Practitioners are also praised for being consistently comprehensive and commercially-focussed. The firm’s media team advises on radio and television sub-license agreements and assisted a major multi-national internet corporation on local regulatory matters. The firm also acts for an Arabic language news channel on a range of corporate and advisory matters.


Established in 1979, Norton Rose Fulbright has become a trusted brand say competitors. The firm’s regional presence includes office in Bahrain, Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices, specialising in dispute resolution and litigation. The firm’s full-service focus and international network make it a leading choice for clients give its international and region expertise.



Charles Russell Speechlys

Elham Ali Hassan & Associates

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa  


ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners

Hassan Radhi & Associates

Trowers & Hamlins

Zeenat Al Mansoori & Associates

Zu’bi & Partners


Baker McKenzie

Norton Rose Fulbright



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