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Ahmed Muizzu

Mr. Ahmed Muizzu read law at the International Islamic University in Malaysia (LLB, Hons) and at the IMLI at Malta (LLM with distinction)

Mr. Muizzu has outstanding experience on Maldives law and legal system. His experience in Maldivian law and justice began when he was appointed as an attorney at the Attorney-General’s Office, Republic of Maldives, in 1990. After several years of service as an attorney he was appointed as Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions in 1994. In 1997 Mr. Muizzu was appointed as the Chief Judge of the Criminal Court in Male’ in 1997. In 1999 Mr. Muizzu left the judicial service and joined the Ministry of Tourism as the lead legal counsel.

Mr. Muizzu also served as a member of The Law Commission of Maldives from Novemebr1994 till May 2002. As a member of the Maldives Law Commission he has participated in drafting various legislation, including the Companies Act of Maldives, Partnership Act, Family Law Act, Land Law Act, Dangerous Drugs Act Consumer Protection Act and Tourism Act. Mr. Muizzu also served as an elected member of the constitutional assembly (Peoples’ Special Majlis) that adopted the 1998 Constitution of the Republic of Maldives.

As part of his general corporate law practice, Mr. Muizzu advises on various aspects of joint ventures, financing and foreign investment issues. Active in the project finance and resort/hotel sale and lease, he has represented sellers, investors, management companies and financial institutions. His experience in project finance includes projects relating to transport, telecommunications, fisheries and water & sewerage. His experience in resort/hotel sale and lease includes most of the major such transactions in the Maldives.

Mr. Ahmed Muizzu was the Managing Partner of the firm from its incorporation till September 2008 when he left the firm to serve the country as its first Prosecutor General. We thank him for his services to the firm and wish him well in all his future endeavors.