Mohamed Shahdy Anwar



Mr. Anwar was appointed as the Chairman of the Maldives International Arbitration Centre on 16 April 2019.

He is the Managing Partner of S&A Lawyers one of the leading commercial law practices in the Maldives. Mr. Anwar’s areas of expertise include tourism, banking and finance and he has worked extensively in advising foreign investors in the Maldives. He also has a background in legislative drafting and contributed to drafting all the major tax bills of Maldives.

Mr. Anwar is the first Maldivian to become a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He has recently been appointed as a member of the University Council of the Maldives National University.

He is also a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, a Member of the International Bar Association and the Editor of the Maldives Law Review.

He holds Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from University of Bristol and completed his Masters of Law in Corporate and Financial Services from the National University of Singapore.

Chambers and Partners UK consistently ranks him as a leading top tier (band 1) lawyer in the Maldives. In 2014 Mr. Anwar was recognized as a leading lawyer in the Maldives by IFLR 1000 and Asia Law Profiles.