Hisham WajeehManaging Partner
WJR Associates LLP
Hisham's practice encompasses corporate and commercial work with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, taxation, and dispute resolution. His clients include multinational corporations, and he assists foreign businesses in establishing their presence in the Maldives and frequently advises on tax compliance requirements and tax-efficient ways to structure investments to mitigate tax liabilities and maximize profits. He also has experience advising foreign and domestic investors on transactions relating to the hospitality industry, property and infrastructure development, and project financing. Hisham's business understanding, negotiation, and execution abilities make him uniquely effective in assisting his clients. Prior to joining the firm, Hisham held office as Assistant Attorney General in the government of Maldives, where he was engaged in providing legal advice to public entities on matters relating to legislation and drafting government contracts, and appeared before the Supreme Court on behalf of the state. Hisham graduated from the International Islamic University Malaysia with an LLB (Hons) degree.
WJR Associates is a dynamic business law firm based in the Maldives with specialist expertise in the areas of corporate, foreign investments, tax, and dispute resolution. We have a collective drive for excellence and innovation in servicing our clients.
The Maldivian legal system is in rapid flux due to the socioeconomic changes taking place in the country as a result of globalization. We ensure thorough acquaintance with new legislation enacted, amendments to existing laws, and the ensuing secondary legislation to address novel phenomena in the commercial domain so that our clients are guaranteed reliable and up-to-the-minute legal advice. Our team of lawyers strives to stay at the forefront of legal transformation in the country by keeping abreast of global developments and adopting international best practices – paving the way for in-depth practical knowledge on simplifying cross-border business.
In addition to our legal expertise and understanding of the broader business environment in the Maldives, we focus on thinking creatively with our clients to offer tailor-made solutions with sharp business acumen. Our firm presence in the corporate sphere and our international affiliations help us serve clients in all corners of the world seeking to achieve a commercial milestone or protect a business interest in the Maldives.
The firm’s practice is centered on rules of professional conduct and the philosophy of mutual loyalty in building long-term relationships with our clients. We help our clients realize opportunities by providing clear solutions to a wide range of complex legal issues. Our approach is all about being committed, available, responsive and proactive.
Our mission is to be the preferred firm to work with by ensuring that our clients can count on us to add value to their business and provide holistic guidance around strategic business decisions to drive results.