Maaz has over 20 years of experience in the Maldivian legal field. He regularly advises major foreign and local companies and other corporate bodies engaged in various businesses on corporate and commercial matters, including tax disputes. He provides legal advice and assistance to major foreign and local banks and other financial institutions in the area of banking and finance, including and not limited to bi-lateral and syndicate loans. He is also experienced in the area of Islamic banking and finance. In addition, he advises clients on intellectual property matters, mainly in the area of copyrights and trademarks.
Maaz is frequently retained in the formation of foreign investments, establishment of joint venture companies, investing in various industries, including the tourism industry. He is also retained in respect of acquisition of resorts and in other tourism-related transactions. In addition to the provision of legal advice, a major segment of Maaz’s practice includes civil litigation and dispute resolution. His expertise also lies in representing the interests of diverse clients in the relevant lower courts, tribunals as well as the appellate courts of the Maldives.
Prior to committing to full time private practice, Maaz held several key positions at the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture for over 13 years, including the post of Director of Legal and International Relations. During his time at the Ministry as well as in his then capacity as the National Legal Consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, he has assisted in drafting various bills and supplementary regulations relating to the fisheries and agriculture sectors of the Maldives.
Maaz joined Premier Chambers as an Attorney in 2001 and became a Partner of the firm in 2013.
Premier Chambers, established in the early 90s, takes pride in being pioneers in the provision of professional legal advice and assistance in the Republic of Maldives. Our team consists of foreign and locally-trained lawyers, who are uniquely qualified and proficient in tackling complex legal matters.