Aysha Abdulla Mutaywea

Aysha Abdulla Mutaywea

Dispute Resolution & MENA Region

Aysha, is a licensed attorney in the Kingdom of Bahrain and an experienced international arbitration practitioner and litigation lawyer. She specialises in international and domestic arbitration, and has worked on a wide range of disputes including islamic banking, finance, commercial, governance, construction and real estate disputes. Aysha has extensive knowledge in local laws in the MENA Region.

Aysha has been with the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA) since its inception in 2009 until 2015, where she served as Tribunal Secretary to a number of Appeal Court judges in the BCDR litigation procedures and as Tribunal Secretary to arbitrators in arbitration proceedings.

She was the Acting Senior Case Manager and oversaw more than 150 cases as a part of the case management team at BCDR-AAA. The minimum claim amount of any case filed under BCDR-AAA section one jurisdiction is 1.3 Million USD. Aysha was also a Case Manager at the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) the international arm of the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

Before joining the BCDR-AAA, Aysha was a litigation lawyer with Al Jabal Law Firm as well as Al Salam Law Firm where she advised private clients on a number of issues relating to shariaa, labour, commercial, insurance, banking and real estate disputes.

In addition, she has also given lectures to the University of Miami Laws With-Out Walls Programs, the Royal University of Women in the Kingdom of Bahrain as well as BCDR-AAA International Arbitration Program.

She sits on the Steering Committee of CIArb Bahrain and also serves as the Board Secretary for the branch. She has published articles on transnational arbitration, tribunal secretaries in arbitration, the impact and effect of psychology and culture in international arbitration. She has co-authored with Marike Paulsson, the chair of Young ICCA and a director at the Arbitration Institute of the University of Miami and Neeti Sachdeva of Economics Law Practice. She has also contributed to the arbitration chapter on Bahrain of Getting the deal through (2011, 2012 and 2013) a GAR publication.


English and Arabic.


Aysha Abdulla Mutaywea
Tel: +973 17830338
Mob: +973 3679 9337