Aysha Abdulla Mutaywea
Ms. Mutaywea is a Bahraini attorney licensed before the Bahraini Cassation Court and the Constitutional Court. She is a Partner at Mena Chambers Law Firm and is an international arbitration practitioner and a litigation lawyer. She offers more than 14 years of experience in various legal fields and advises clients on a wide range of issues including civil, commercial, corporate, sports, technology, telecommunications, finance, banking, investment, 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 ICC, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, LCIA, GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre, Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution, and ICDR-AAA. She regularly sits as arbitrator and serves as counsel and legal expert.
She holds a Bachelor of Law from ASU and a master’s degree in international dispute resolution from Queen Mary University of London. She also holds a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from CIarb and a Diploma in Management and Leadership from the Chartered Managers Institute London (CMI). Aysha is a member of the Court of Arbitration at the ICC and a member of the Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators at ICSID. She serves on the Board of Directors of ICC Bahrain and the Legal Advisory Committee at the Royal University for Women (Bahrain). Recently, she was admitted to the panel of arbitrators at the Court of Sports (CAS). She is the first Bahraini person to be on the CAS panel. She is also a member of the National Sports Arbitration Tribunal (NSAT).
Prior to joining Mena Chambers, she worked at the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR) and for six years served as case manager and tribunal secretary to judges and arbitrators in litigation and arbitration cases. She oversaw and administered cases as part of the case management team at BCDR and has extensive knowledge in various construction, commercial and banking disputes.
She has authored a number of publications including: the Bahrain National Report on Arbitration, a publication by the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), “Harmonising Cultures in International Arbitration” published by the European Arbitration Review, “Tribunal Secretaries in Arbitration” a GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre publication, “A Practical Note on litigation at Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution” published by Lexis Nexis, and, “Right to a Physical Hearing-the Bahrain Chapter” published by the International Council for Commercial Arbitration.
Languages: English and Arabic.