“A Story of Will, Determination and Hope” book launched

Manama, Hatim Sharif Zu’bi, Hon. G.B.E.’s published autobiography A Story of Will, Determination and Hope, Zu’bi & Partners hosted at The Bahrain National Museum.

Shura Council Chairman Ali bin Saleh Al Saleh, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA)’s President Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa, and ambassadors, attended the reception.

The book spans the nine decades of Zu’bi’s life, retelling the most memorable moments of his exceptional personal and professional life and achievements. This includes a vivid description of his rich career path, which exceeds a half century of hard work and relentless devotion to excellence and spanning positions in the world of Economics, Banking and Finance and advocacy and legal consultancy across the Arab world.

The book also shares with readers various life lessons that underscore the significance of family ties in helping humans achieve their dreams and turn challenges into opportunities. The author also discusses how the qualities of strong will, determination and hope remain major success factors for any human resource or promising project in the Arab region.

He was born on 17 June 1927 in Al Nasera, Palestine. He was forcibly migrated away from his homeland in the aftermath of Al Nakba 1948. He went on to receive an LL.B. Hons. Degree from University College, London in 1949 and was accepted as a Barrister-at-Law by Lincoln’s Inn in 1950. He has been at various times Licensed Advocate & Legal Consultant in Jordan, Bahrain, U.A.E., Oman, and Saudi Arabia since 1971. From 1950 to 1954, he was Advocate for the Ministry of Finance in Jeddah and Dammam, Saudi Arabia and from 1954 to 1955, he was Special Counsel to the US Aid Mission, Jordan.

From 1965 to 1969, he was Minister of National Economy, Minister of Finance and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Jordan’s Governor at the World Bank. In 1971, Zu’bi established his law practice in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain covering the GCC countries.

Speaking at the reception, Zu’bi hailed Bahrain’s exceptional hospitality and extraordinary kindness, calling it a country that has historically been well-known for its generosity, values and ethics, characteristics that continue to define the Kingdom still today.

We are extremely grateful for the unlimited support of HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister, and HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister. Their contributions are highly notable and greatly appreciated, he expressed.

We also extend our warm thanks to HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Shaikh Abdulrahman bin Mohammed bin Rashed Al Khalifa, Shaikh Khaled bin Ali bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, and Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa for her cultural contributions and endless efforts to promote Bahrain globally.

As one of the oldest established law firms in Bahrain, Zu’bi & Partners have been involved in virtually all major banking transactions and infrastructure work that has taken place in the country since 1971, he added.

Bahrain has made great strides in developing the practice of law, modernizing its legal structures to take the lead regionally by utilizing best-recognized international law practices and this is apparent from recent laws enacted to serve various sectors.

Advocacy and legal consultancy is a sacred profession. In a challenging world today, it is imperative that lawyers be more adherent to the rules, regulations, values and ethics of the profession. A lawyer with a high standard of knowledge and competence, combined with integrity and a sense of morals, will be able to provide his clients with first-class services.

Source: Bahrain News Agency