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The law firm’s most important goal is protecting the interests of the clients. In order to accomplish this goal the firm serves in many different commercial areas. The firm’s services are comprehensive but customized to the client’s needs.

We have a wide variety of in-house expertise and specialisations.  All our lawyers are British educated and hold Maldivian Court advocacy licenses.  We work individually and/ or collectively as a team, depending on clients requirements.

Commercial Litigation

Our firm has in-depth commercial experience, not simply in terms of legal expertise but in the technical knowledge and experience required to find the commercial route to a client’s objectives.  We act for a wide range of clients, from major corporations to small family businesses, both in the Maldives and overseas. They are in areas as diverse as banking and insurance, property development and investments, travel and leisure, tourism, civil airlines, manufacturing and the professions.

The firm represents clients in commercial litigation in a wide spectrum of business disputes both at the Civil Court, the High Court and the Supreme Court of Maldives. The firm does representation in the courts in cases involving contractual disputes of various types, corporate disputes, banking, foreclosure and debt recovery, maritime disputes, etc.

Commercial Transactions

The firm works in various commercial transactions on behalf of their clients including, foreign investments, drafting various types of agreements, corporate matters, company secretarial functions, dispute resolution and many more.   

Corporate Law

The firm advises clients on the formation of companies, partnerships and other business relationships, both locally and abroad. The firm does drafting of shareholders agreements, company incorporation documents; Articles and Memorandum of Associations, Board Resolutions, and gives advice on company meetings such as board meetings, extraordinary meetings and Annual General Meetings.

Employment & Labor

The firm advice clients on the current Employment Law of the Maldives and draft employment contracts and documentations regarding employees, for executives, skilled and semi-skilled employees.

Tourism and Leisure Industry

The firm offer full range of legal services to clients in the hospitality industry, particularly tourist resorts, hotels, restaurants, diving schools and water sports centers. The firm advice on resort lease agreements, sub-lease agreements, mortgage agreements, environmental laws, leasing, employment and financial issues.


With the experience of advising the largest commercial bank in the Maldives for more than five years, both partners of this law firm are well versed in financial laws, particularly commercial banking and mortgage laws.


Maritime legal advice rendered from the law firm includes disputes resulting from collusion at sea, charterparty disputes, and other matters involving marine transportation and trade.


The firm advice clients on aviation law in issues that involve airlines, airports, passenger’s rights, ground handling agents, forwarding agents, shippers and airline crew.

International Trade

With the growing international trade and globalization, the need to seek competent legal advice by importers and exporters are vital. The firm advises clients on disputes on international sale of goods matters, import and export licence and other trade issues.


We manage construction contract documentation and conduct contract negotiations between architects, contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers. The Law Firm represents owners, developers and contractors in all phases of development of hotels and residential and commercial premises.

Bankruptcy and Liquidation

The Law Firm offers advice, planning, re-structuring and litigation strategy in order to fully address client needs in personal bankruptcy and corporate insolvency matters.


Acquisition and disposal of premises, secured lending, purchase and sale of investment property, environmental law, landlord and tenant issues (including drafting lease agreements), and services for property managers.

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