TARIS AHMAD, LL.M., Dipl.Int.Arb.L

Rechtsanwalt & Solicitor-Advocate (England & Wales) (non-practising)

Taris Ahmad’s practice involves corporate law and international disputes.

Corporate Law

  • Advised Saudi Purchaser in SAR 4,000,000 multi-jurisdictional Share Purchase of a Saudi LLC held through GCC companies
  • Advised Saudi Investor in EUR 1,000,000 Share Purchase in a German GmbH
  • Advised Dubai based Fund Manager in drafting Fund Management Agreement
  • Advised German Shareholders in EUR 350,000 share purchase in Turkey and incorporation of a Joint Venture vehicle
  • Conducted legal due diligence and prepared due diligence report for Saudi Sellers
  • Advised German Technology Seller on sale of German technology and technology transfer
  • Advised US medical corporation on its Saudi health licensing matters
  • Advised Saudi-German bidder consortium on their consultancy and pre-bid agreements
  • Represented Saudi Branch of a German Mittelstand company in handling their Saudi corporate housekeeping matters
  • Advised German IT Re-seller on English law governed Reseller Agreement with US Licensor
  • Advised UK based software owner on assignment of his IPRs to a US Purchaser
  • Advised Saudi Purchaser in its share purchase of a CMA regulated company
  • Advised foreign institutions on Offering of Securities and Authorised Persons Regulation in Saudi Arabia
  • Drafted several Secondment Agreements, Consultancy Agreements and Senior Executive Employment Contacts
  • Advised Saudi royal charity on their Master Consultancy Agreement
  • Advised German CEO on his transfer to a Maltese private aviation corporation
  • Advised German partner on his Saudi partnership and employment agreement
  • Advised expats on their Saudi employment agreement
  • Advised Turkish corporation on drafting Senior Executive Management Agreement of a German CEO
  • Advised German aviation company on their secondment agreement seconding personnel to the UK and the US

Dispute Resolution

  • Representing a large Saudi Arabian plastic manufacturer in its EUR 2,000,000 ICC dispute against a German engineering firm
  • Coordination of USD 30,000,000 multi-jurisdictional litigation
  • Prevailed in pre-litigation dispute against large US Corporation representing Saudi based claimant over breach of contract
  • Submitted complaint before Saudi Capital Market Authority for infringement of CMA Law and its Implementing Regulations
  • Prevailed in dispute against UK Corporation representing a British claimant over breach of Data Protection duties
  • Provided German law opinion in particular as to expected amounts of quantum in connection with cross-border disputes
  • Managed large volume cross-border dispute e-discovery project in Saudi Arabia before English courts

AREAS OF FOCUS

Corporate Law
Business Immigration
International Arbitration

LANGUAGES

English (native), German (native) and Arabic (C1)

EDUCATION

The College of Law (Diploma in International Arbitration Law 2011); Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University of Frankfurt (German Law 2008); King’s College London (LL.M. 2006); London School of Economics (LL.B. 2005);

Completion of Arabic Language programmes at the German National Institute for Foreign Languages (Landesspracheninstitut) and Qalam wa Lawh in Rabat

GOVERNMENT SERVICE

In-Training Service Cabinet of the German European Union Commissioner HE Günther Oettinger (2013); Advisor to the Council of Europe (2001-2003); Member of the County Parliament of Hochtaunus, Germany (2001); Honorary German Civil Servant (1997)

PRESENTATION AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Majlis of Saudi business tycoon Theeb on How to Invest in Germany, May 2018
  • Majlis of Saudi business tycoon Al Hussain on How to Invest in Germany, May 2018
  • Haag/Loeffler, Praxiskommentar zum Handelsrecht, Wolters Kluwer, October 2013
  • Business Risks and Opportunities after the Arab Spring, Euro Finance Week, Frankfurt, Germany, November 2012
  • Diwany ed., Islamic Banking & Finance: What It Is and What It Could Be, London, Kreatoc 2010
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MEMBERSHIPS

The Law Society of England & Wales, Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt am Main