Aysha Abdulla Mutaywea

Resident Partner

Ms Mutaywea is an attorney from the Kingdom of Bahrain and is licensed before the highest courts in Bahrain; the Cassation Court and the Constitutional Court.  She is a member of the Bahrain Bar Association, an international arbitration practitioner, and a litigation lawyer.  She has expertise in the Middle East Region and has worked on cases involving the laws of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Jordan and Lebanon. She offers more than 12 years of experience in various legal fields and advises clients on a wide range of issues including civil, commercial, corporate, finance, banking, investment, energy, construction and real estate disputes.

In addition to advising clients, she is an experienced arbitration practitioner and has handled disputes under various arbitration rules including: International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre (GCC-CAC), Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR), International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR-AAA), UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and others.  She regularly sits as arbitrator and serves as counsel and legal expert in various international arbitration proceedings.

Prior to joining Mena Chambers as the Resident Partner in the Bahrain office, she worked at the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR) for six years.  She served as the Acting Senior Case Manager and tribunal secretary to appellate court and cassation court judges and international arbitrators at the BCDR.  She oversaw and administered over a hundred cases as part of the case management team at BCDR and has dealt with various commercial disputes including banking, finance, insurance, corporate governance, Islamic finance, real estate and construction disputes.  Ms. Mutaywea also worked as a case manager at International Centre for Dispute Resolution in New York U.S.A where she administered arbitration cases under UNCITRAL and ICDR Rules.

Ms. Mutaywea is a member of the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and serves on the Board of Directors of ICC Bahrain.  She is a member of the Panel of Conciliators and Arbitrators at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes(ICSID).

She currently also serves as a member of the Advisory Committee at the Royal University for Women and served as a member of the Case Management Committee at the Supreme Judicial Council in Bahrain and the Board Secretary of the Chartered Institute for Arbitrators (CIArb Bahrain Branch).


English and Arabic.


Aysha Abdulla Mutaywea
Tel: +973 1783 0388
Mob: +973 3679 9337