Bahrain

Legal system in Bahrain:

The legal system of Bahrain is a hybrid system deriving from a number of jurisprudential traditions, including Islamic Sharia’h, Egyptian civil, criminal and commercial law (the Egyptian system itself deriving from the French Napoleonic code, local tradition and custom) and English common law.

The Bahrain Constitution of 6 December 1973 is the starting point for the establishment of the principles of jurisprudence in the Kingdom: this was further codified by the National Charter of 2001.

The Bahrain Civil Code (promulgated on 3 May 2001), replacing various ordinances regulating civil transactions, and the Bahrain Commercial Companies Law form the primary legislative codifications in relation to the legal understanding of commercial relationships.