15Siraj

Hussain Siraj

Senior Consultant

Siraj has acted as a Maldivian Law Expert on several international arbitrations, and appeared as a factual witness in an international arbitration.

siraj@sandalawyers.com

+960 7782005

Overview

Siraj is engaged as a Senior Consultant at S&A Lawyers LLP and has a broad legal background with 19 years of experience in corporate and commercial law, civil litigation, regulatory practice, criminal investigations and legal service in the public sector, private sector, the government and various projects.

He has served as a Director of the Board at various corporations, served in the capacity of member and Vice Chairperson at the Elections Commission of Maldives and worked as a Lecturer in Law for different colleges and faculties established in Maldives. 

His key areas of work include legal advice, drafting Bills and regulations relating to employment, social security, elections and taxation. His practice is predominantly focused on commercial matters, legal advice and litigation on matters relating to tourism, real estate, banking and employment. 

Education, Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Middlesex University London, Law School, UK
MCIArb., Middlesex University London, Law School, UK

Attorney-at-Law, Republic of Maldives
Advocate of the Supreme Court of Maldives
Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Vice Chairperson, Maldives International Arbitration Center (MIAC)
Vice President, Maldives Law Institute
Member of Committee of Experts, Maldives Bar Council
Member of the Governing Board, Environment Protection Agency (EPA)

Notable Matters

  • Acted as Program Consultant for International Labour Organization (ILO) (2009 – 2011)
  • Worked as the Director Legal Affairs at Ministry of Higher Education, Employment and Social Security 
  • Advised as the Legal consultant and investigator for the Presidential Commission established to investigate the death of an inmate in Maafushi Jail, and the subsequent shooting in September 2003. 
  • Advised as the Legal consultant and investigator for the Special Presidential Committee established in 2005 to investigate an alleged police brutality against a person in police custody; 
  • Advised as the Legal consultant and investigator for a major criminal investigation conducted by the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives to investigate a suspected death of an inmate under police custody in March 2007. 
  • Advised as a member of the investigation committee appointed by the Judicial Services Commission to investigate various allegations of misconduct of a Supreme Court Judge (2014). 
  • Currently representing a leading hotel operator and successfully obtained recognition of the award’s legality, validity and enforceability of arbitration agreements and foreign arbitral awards in the Maldives. 
  • Served as a member of the Labour Advisory Board 
  • Served as a member of the Minimum Wage Board 
  • Served as member of Content Adjudication Committee of Public Service Media 
  • Served as elected Board Member (executive Committee) of SAHR, a network of regional NGO’s 2007.

Practice Area

  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Employment
  • Restructuring and Insolvency