asialaw Analysis

General business law
S&A Lawyers

Established in 1994, S&A Lawyers advises clients on M&A and divestitures of existing businesses, asset sales and purchases. It also represents businesses and corporate clients in commercial litigation in court. Managing partner Mohamed Shahdy Anwar advises various clients on a variety of corporate and commercial issues, ranging from project financing to litigation.

Client feedback 

They are closely familiar with the relevant law and have good contacts.” Aviation 

One of the best firms in the jurisdiction in terms of quality and customer service.” Technology and telecommunications 

Mohamed Shahdy Anwar 

One of the best lawyers in the Maldives who provides top-tier solutions.” 

Work highlights 

Advised Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation on a loan facility to six local borrowers. 

Advised Dhiraagu on a loan facility from two financial institutions to a state-owned telecommunication company.

SHC Law & Tax

SHC Law & Tax, formerly SHC Lawyers, advises clients on corporate and commercial matters. Banking, finance, hospitality and real estate are among the firm’s key practice areas. Shuaib Shah is a key contact at the firm. His practice covers the structuring and implementation of banking and project finance transactions related to infrastructure development, telecommunications, aviation and the resort industry. 

Client feedback 

Professional and provides prompt and clear responses.” Banking and finance 

Extremely responsive and commercial. They know what is crucial and focus on the important things during negotiations and for the smooth handling of the transaction.” Banking and finance 

They are focused on delivering a solution for the client.” Dispute resolution 

Responsive and highly knowledgeable.” Regulatory 

Shuaib Shah 

Extremely knowledgeable and provides high-quality analysis.”

Work highlights 

Advised the Ministry of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure on a landmark project for the Maldives government. 

Advising Aareal Bank on the refinancing loan facility to the Soneva Group. 

Key clients 

Brookfield Asset Management, HSBC, Maldives Transport and Contracting Company, Standard Chartered Bank, Urbaser