Doing Business in Bahrain

On July 18, 2013, Kegler Brown, in partnership with the Bahrain Economic Development Board, held a breakfast briefing on “Doing Business in Bahrain” at our offices in downtown Columbus. Bahrain has become a very attractive option for investment in the Middle East because of its extremely business-friendly tax code, free trade agreements and location as an ideal entry point to access the entire region. David Wilson and Luis Alcalde, two of our Global Business attorneys, welcomed Nathan Regan, country manager for Bahrain’s Economic Development Board in the United States, who discussed the existing business opportunities in Bahrain, why the Middle East should be part of a business growth strategy and the benefits of doing business in Bahrain.

Nathan Regan currently serves as the Country Manager for the Bahrain Economic Development Board in the United States under the auspices of the Crown Prince of Bahrain Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa out of the Embassy of Bahrain in Washington DC. Previously, Nathan served at a Senior International Trade Specialist with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in their office in Atlanta, Georgia, focusing on export promotion activities as well as Foreign Direct Investment. During his tenure with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was selected for the first round of the Vitus Program designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to increase global exports for Danish SME’s. Additionally, he led trade delegations from Denmark to the United States and worked with companies on site selection and creation of U.S. subsidiaries.