Gareth Mills


Gareth has been based in our Bahrain office since 2010 and  advises on commercial dispute resolution and international arbitrations. Gareth has experience of a broad range of commercial and regulatory disputes across the MENA region, with particular experience of advising government entities and sovereign wealth funds.

Examples of Gareth’s recent work include:

  • Secondment to VIVA Telecom advising on commercial contract disputes and potentially regulatory issues.
  • successfully advising the TRA in a two year arbitration with a dominant operator, resulting in the regulator’s decision being upheld and a fine of in excess of USD$ 1.85 million being imposed upon the operator;
  • successfully advising a sovereign wealth fund in relation to a claim in the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution for the return of a USD$ 16 million investment, resulting in the return of the full investment and additional discretionary damages being awarded; and
  • advising numerous regional banks and corporates on a range of international disputes in numerous jurisdictions including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE, Qatar, Afghanistan, the USA, New Zealand, the Cayman Islands, Germany, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom.

Gareth is the ALFA Young Lawyer representative for the Charles Russell Bahrain Office.