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Najy Faiz

Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution

naajy@sandalawyers.com

+960 3013200

Najy is a senior associate heading the disputes resolution and civil litigation team and has been at the firm since October 2017. Prior to her employment at S&A Lawyers LLP, Najy undertook a 3-month internship at Aequitas Legal Consultants, a law firm in the Republic of Maldives, where she also worked mainly on litigation matters.

She acts for various banks in relation to debt recovery matters, represents both national and international companies on contract and land disputes, employment matters. She has also been engaged in foreign arbitration matters and its related disputes at Maldivian Courts. She also provides assistance in representing local and international clients against local tax authority with regards to tax matters. 

Education, Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Bachelor of Laws (Hons), International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

Member, Maldives Law Institute, Maldives

Notable Matters

  • Member of the local legal team representing a world 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;
  • Representing Bank of Maldives PLC, the national bank of the Maldives, in various disputes; 
  • Representing and advising The Mauritius Commercial Bank (Maldives) Pvt Ltd, an international bank with a branch in the Maldives, on matters related to debt recovery; 
  • Representing and advising state-owned utility companies such as the Male’ Water & Sewerage Company on employment matters and contract disputes;
  • Representing telecommunication companies such as Dhiraagu and Medianet on dispute resolution matters such as intellectual property disputes;
  • Representing various other private companies including Sunland group of companies, Nazaki Services Private Limited, Fino Private Limited and Greenpath Private Limited
  • Publications:
    Aishath Iffa Ashraf, Najy Faiz, Adlina Ariffin, “Imposition of Good Samaritan Laws to Improve Professionalism among Medical Practitioners” (Intellectual Discourse, Special Issue, Volume 25, 2017).
    ނާޖީ ފާއިޒު، “ރާއްޖޭގެ ގާނޫނުގައި ގެރެންޓަރުންގެ ޒިންމާތަކާއި މަސްއޫލިއްޔަތުތައް” (މޯލްޑިވްސް ލޯ ރިވިއު، 2017 2 MLR).

Practice Area

  • Dispute resolution and Litigation
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Employment
  • Shipping and Maritime
  • Media and Communications