Mohamed Shahdy Anwar
Shahdy is “probably one of the best – if not the best – corporate and commercial lawyer in the Maldives”
– citation in Chambers Global rankings 2021.
Mohamed Shahdy Anwar has been working in private legal practice, advising various corporations and entities on a wide variety of corporate and commercial issues ranging from project financing for tourism and infrastructure projects, to major international banks and financial institutions on lending for projects in the Maldives and abroad and also in related litigation.
Shahdy played a key role in drafting several key legislation including, the Business Profit Tax Act, the GST Act, the Corporate Tax Bill, the Income Tax Bill, the Partnership Bill, the Companies Act (Amendment) Bill, and the Land Law (Amendment) Bill. He also has extensive drafting experience in preparing structured finance and syndicated loan documentation, bidding, and awards documentations.
He was also appointed in May 2019 as Chairman of the Board of the Maldives International Arbitration Center.