Arbitration and Dispute Settlement

Disputes are inevitable among human beings in the contemporary society. As globalizations increasingly becomes the order of the day, there has been an increased need to develop avenues aimed at resolving such disputes. Although a relative novelty in the Maldivian legal context, our firm has virtually acted on almost all arbitration matters involving the Maldives. Our arbitration team have fellows and members of the Singapore International Arbitration Center and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). As Suood & Anwar LLP, we are currently drafting an Arbitration Act for the Government of Maldives which was enacted as law during the third quarter of 2012. Our lawyers have experience and have worked on matters of arbitration in various seats under various rules. Our vast knowledge and involvement in arbitration matters has enabled our lawyers to gain global recognition and accolade for the efficient delivery of legal advice and services.

Our lawyers have had the chance to act for foreign investors, financial institutions the Government of Maldives, prestigious clients and global corporations. Our clients have often sought our legal advice because they have faith in our expertise, reputation, experience and our ability to personally handle their matters and achieve the best outcome. Our lawyers have handled high-profile cases that often make headlines, and comprise of some of the most imperative decisions in the local arbitration jurisprudence. Our outstanding brand in dealing with arbitration matters has enabled us to maintain and gain more clientele hence giving us a competitive advantage.

Our profound and speckled practice sets us apart and gives our clients priceless insight into winning tactics and arguments. Our lawyers’ joint expertise and experience brings with it unsurpassed knowledge of arbitrators, expert witnesses, opposing counsel and institutions, which often makes the difference in the outcome of all the disputes we have handled so far. The drafting and enactment of the Arbitration Act and our lawyer’s involvement in the drafting of this legislation has enabled our lawyers to have an insight on arbitration hence making them the best-suited to handle all arbitration matters.