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MENA Legal Network- MC Academy

Mena Chambers is the founder of “MC Academy for International Legal Studies” which is a non-profit organization based in Brussels and Bahrain. The Academy is dedicated towards research, education, training and innovation. It provides a platform for all legal professionals across the MENA region to connect and network. The members are regularly invited to professional and social gatherings organized by the Academy to discuss a variety of matters relevant to the legal community.

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Ambassador of Middle East & North Africa Pre Moot Competition

In 2015, Mena Chambers Bahrain was named as the Ambassador of the MENA Vis Pre Moot Competition. Alongside its partners, Mena Chambers Bahrain organizes and facilitates the Programme throughout the region. We work alongside our partners: Centre for International Legal Education (CILE), Commercial Law Development Programme (CLDP) and Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA).

At Mena Chambers Bahrain we believe in empowering the youth by supporting education, research and training. For this reason, we support the MENA Vis Pre Moot competition which aims to prepare all Arab teams for the annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition in Vienna.

Mena Chambers Bahrain provides mentorship to various universities in the Arab region in support of the MENA Pre Moot competition and also provides internship opportunities in the form of “The MCB Excellence Award” which is granted to exceptional performance of a student in the Pre Moot competition.

For more information about the pre-moot, please visit: For any enquiries on the Middle East & North Africa Vis Pre Moot, please contact us.

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Arbitrator Round Table

The Arbitrator Round Table is an annual event that coincides with the MENA Vis Pre Moot Competition and aims to encourage regional and international practitioners in supporting the pre-moot by participating as arbitrators in the competition. The round table brings arbitrators, lawyers, practitioners and judges together for a one day event where various UNCITRAL legal instruments such as the Arbitration Rules, the Model Law, New York Convention for the Enforcement of Arbitral Awards (“NYC”) and the Convention on International Sales and Goods (“CISG”) are discussed.

Mena Chambers Bahrain regularly participates in co-hosting, organizing and sponsoring the Arbitrator Round Table event.

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The Excellence Award

Advocacy, oral pleadings, research skills, drafting skills, analytical skills, critical thinking, professional ethics, dedication, team work, responsibility are the building blocks of a strong professional lawyer. At Mena Chambers Bahrain, we believe that empowering the new generation of lawyers is part of our social responsibility. We support legal students and fresh graduates to advance their skills and knowledge through hard work, dedication and passion. Therefore, Mena Chambers Bahrain has introduced “The MCB Excellence Award” which is granted to exceptional performance of a student in the Middle East Pre-Moot Competition. The Award comes with an internship opportunity at Mena Chambers.

For the full article about our excellence award.

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Mentorship & Social Responsibility

Mena Chambers Bahrain provides mentorship to various universities in the Arab region in support of the Middle East Pre-Moot competition and also serve on the Mentorship Committee of the MENA Pre Moot competition. We are also actively involved with the community to support and assist by contributing to the College of Law Advisory Committee at the Royal University of Women, the Arbitration Committee at the Bahrain Chamber for Commerce and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. We are also engaged in giving webinars and talks at various events with various entities such as University of Miami (Law Without Walls Program), ICC, Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution and Global Arbitration Review.