Aysha Abdulla Mutaywea

Resident Partner

A licensed attorney from the Kingdom of Bahrain, a member of the Bahrain Bar Association, an international arbitration practitioner, and a litigation lawyer, Aysha is known for her expertise in MENA Region laws.  She offers 10 years of experience in various legal fields and currently advises clients on a wide range of issues including civil, commercial, corporate, finance, banking, investment, energy, construction and real estate disputes.  Aysha is highly regarded as one of the leading practitioners in the arbitration scene in the MENA region, having handled disputes under various arbitration rules including: Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre (GCCCAC), Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA), International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR-AAA), UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and others.  In 2018, she was appointed as a member of the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).


Prior to joining Mena Chambers as the Resident Partner in the Bahrain office, she worked at the BCDR-AAA since 2009 until 2015.  Aysha served as case manager and tribunal secretary to judges and arbitrators at the BCDR-AAA.  In her role as Acting Senior Case Manager, she oversaw and administered over a hundred cases as part of the case management team at BCDR-AAA.  Aysha was also a case manager at ICDR-AAA headquarters in New York, U.S.A where she administered cases under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and ICDR Arbitration Rules.  Before joining the BCDR-AAA, Aysha was a litigation lawyer and advised private clients on disputes relating to Sharia’a, labour, civil, corporate, finance, commercial, construction, banking and real estate.


She has contributed to several publications including: the Bahrain Arbitration Chapter of the GAR publication “Getting the deal through” and co-authoring articles on “The Psychology and Art of Persuasion”, “Harmonising Cultures in International Arbitration”. She has also published “Tribunal Secretaries in Arbitration” and “Practical notes on BCDR-AAA Section One Litigation Procedures”.


English and Arabic.


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