Joseph Huse is the Managing Director of Newton Consult. He works closely with a number of key clients, including the Government of Bahrain. Prior to 2012, he was the MENA Regional Managing Partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus and Deringer and a member of its Projects and International Arbitration Groups for over twenty years. Joseph has extensive experience in the field of management consulting and is a leading expert in the structuring and management of infrastructure and energy projects.

In addition, he has worked on the development and reorganization of legal departments for companies located throughout the world. He is the author of Understanding and Negotiating EPC and Turnkey Contracts (third edition), published by Sweet & Maxwell.

Joseph received a JD/MBA from Boston College and a Masters in Business and Tax Law from the University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne).

Aamal Al Abbasi is a Managing Partner at Newton Consult. She works closely with a number of key clients including the Office of H.R.H. the First Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Deputy Prime Minister Jawad Al Arrayed along with the Oil and Gas Holding Company B.S.C. (c) and its subsidiaries.

Aamal’s primary focus is on governmental entities. She reviews a wide range of agreements in respect of these governmental entities’ projects. In addition, she advises them on general Bahraini law requirements with particular emphasis on Commercial Companies Law, Law of Commerce, Tender Regulations, Civil Code, Ministry of Finance’s Financial Manual and State Budget Law.

She advised, from a Bahraini law perspective, on one of Nogaholding’s main strategic projects, namely the Bahrain Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal. A project that is expected to cost approximately USD 655 million.

Furthermore, Aamal has been appointed as a legal adviser in a number of internal governmental committees that were formed to provide appropriate solutions to specific outstanding legal issues and potential projects. In addition, she has been recently highly involved in drafting a number of legal instruments including laws that will have a substantial impact on the health and real estate sectors in Bahrain. She has drafted various policies for the Government of Bahrain.

Aamal has effectively participated in teaching the Bahraini Commercial Companies Law at the University of Bahrain for three years along with the Managing Director of Newton Legal.

Aamal graduated from the University of Bahrain in 2007 with a Bachelor of Laws. She further received a General Diploma in Law (GDL) from BPP University, United Kingdom. Focusing on Commercial and Corporate Law, she obtained her LLM with Merit from Queen Mary University, London, United Kingdom in 2010.

Aamal qualified as a Bahraini lawyer in 2008.