Mohamed Shahdy Anwar
Senior Counsel

Mr. 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.

Mr. Anwar 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.

Bachelor of Law (Hons), University of Bristol, UK
Master of Laws (Corproate and Financial Serivces), National University of Singapore, Singapore

Professional Afiliations and Memberships
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (FSIArb)
Member, International Bar Association
Member, Law Society of Maldives
Advocate of the Supreme Court of Maldives
Editor, Maldives Law Review
Member, Maldives Law Institute

Awards and Recognition
Chambers and Partners UK ranks him as a leading top tier (band 1) lawyer in the Republic of Maldives consistency since 2012.

IFLR 1000 recognizes him as a leading lawyer (financial and corporate) in the Republic of Maldives in their 2013 and 2014 editions.

Asia Law Profiles recgonizes him as a leading lawyer in the Maldives in their 2014 edition.