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*PLEASE ALSO PROVIDE YOUR CONTACT NUMBER & ALSO CHECK YOUR SPAM / TRASH EMAIL FOLDERS FOR A RESPONSE* A multi-award-winning UK Business and Commercial Barrister of the Years 2015, 2016, 2017 AND 2018. Tahir brings his unique commercial acumen and life experience to the Bar. Instructing Solicitors describe Tahir as “an excellent lawyer”, commend his “great written work” and describe him as a “distinct leader”. Clients say Tahir provides a “first class service”, is an “excellent communicator” and a brilliant “strategist” and “miss working [with him] to strategically solve issues”. As a passionate lawyer Tahir covers cases within the energy sector. He has an interest in climate change laws and transport related air pollution. From an early stage Tahir advises on international collaborations and joint venture projects on power generation, energy and fuel efficiency.

Tahir also acts in EU and public international law matters, in which he recently appeared in a landmark case in the Court of Appeal. Tahir presently advises on contracts, commercial and business matters. Tahir’s current investment banking work includes the creation of a transport infrastructure Green Bond. Other areas are breach of contract disputes, construction disputes, conversion, EU and public international law, professional negligence, restrictive covenants (Intellectual Property and land), vicarious liability, restitution and shareholders’ rights.

The prevention of contractual disputes and contentious chancery commercial litigation and dispute resolution is also at the heart of Tahir’s practice. His banking work includes compliance, corporate governance and Islamic Finance and he acts for CEOs and CFOs, board of directors as well as office-holders. Unlike most barristers Tahir as a barrister, also trained and worked as a Solicitor-Advocate. He continues to enjoy a great deal of client contact at an early stage. Accordingly, Tahir’s first-hand experience makes him appreciate the needs of clients and the challenges faced by busy commercial solicitors. Tahir works well therefore with solicitors and businesses and as part of a team.

Tahir honed his unique insight into insolvency law at The Insolvency Service and commercial litigation in private practice and chambers.

Commercial
Tahir advises International collaborations and joint ventures for the development of automotive, rail and maritime industry equipment; original equipment manufacturer OEM licensing and distributorship; negotiations at board level concerning emission reduction and fuel efficiency joint ventures; Oil, gas and energy exploration, waste to energy projects as well as solar energy. Tahir continues to advise on sustainable transport infrastructure and energy projects.

Advised on the £50m acquisition of luxury hotels brand; High net worth clients and Independent Financial Advisors on arbitration and on appeals against arbitration awards; Multi-partner SME in respect of LLP and partnership agreements under the Arbitration Act 1996; Disclosure rules of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); Entitlement to commence proceedings in the High Court under Arbitration Agreements and Memoranda of Understandings; Applicability of liquidated damages in alleged wrongful termination of construction contracts; Arbitration under JCT contracts; JCT construction claim on behalf of developers; Wrongful termination of JCT contracts; Construction project of charity £2.3m.

Tahir has also advised on aviation services company terms and conditions of supply; Exercise of lien including a lien on 3rd party private jet. He has also advised on conversion and other aspects of tort concerning the vicarious liability of a principal for the acts of its agents.

Environmental
Tahir’s environmental law practice has a unique focus on air pollution and climate change matters. In particular Tahir’s practice includes environmental climate change law which also crosses over to Public International Law. This includes the application and interpretation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which provides for internationally binding emission reduction targets on State Parties to reduce greenhouse gases, in particular CO2 emissions.

In light of the recent VW emissions scandal, this has seen a sharp focus on fossil fuel emissions and air pollution. Tahir’s practice consists of advice on the exploration procurement evaluation and establishment of transport emission reduction and energy as well as climate change related projects and collaborations. These include joint ventures within the fields of power and energy generation, energy and fuel efficiency.

In addition to advice and representation on the judicial review aspects of planning Tahir has advised and represented on planning appeals in respect of commercial property and advised on planning aspects of industrial property as well as on planning enforcement notices. Tahir has also advises on rural / agricultural land as well as. Tahir has also advised and negotiated on compulsory purchase matters.

EU Public International Law
Tahir continues to act in EU and Public international law in respect of the relationship of States with one another. Instructions have included addressing the question of State immunity and diplomatic immunity in particular concerning actions of State officials. This requires and includes the interpretation and application of United Nations Convention and other treaties, international agreements and consideration of the application or indeed existence and the extent of customary international law.

In particular Tahir’s practice includes environmental climate change law, the application and interpretation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which provides for internationally binding emission reduction targets on State Parties to reduce greenhouse gases, in particular CO2 emissions. In light of the recent VW emissions scandal, this has seen a sharp focus on fossil fuel emissions and air pollution.

Financial Regulation and Banking
Tahir’s work in Banking includes advising and/or representation on: the application of EU BRRD to investment banking transactions, in particular Sukuk financing; Green bonds; Creation of sustainable clean transport infrastructure bond for international transport infrastructure projects in developing countries; Facility and loan agreements, in particular of KfW bank; Actions against Alpha bank mis-selling / interest rate swaps Forex mortgages; Mis-sold interest rates on private and investment property; Businesses on mis-sold interest rates on commercial property; Commercial lending and facility letters.

Tahir’s Islamic Finance practice covers different aspects of Sharia compliant transactions which include advice on sukuk and murabaha issuances.

Insolvency
As an Insolvency law man, Tahir has advised and acts in matters including statutory demands and setting aside statutory demands; Undervalue transactions; Misfeasance in public office; Intention to defraud creditors; Trustee claims; setting aside bankruptcy petitions and judgments; Creditor petitions; Winding up petitions; Applications under s366 of IA 1986 private examinations.

Tahir has also successfully advised on applications in the High Court for the use of prohibited names, Administration Orders and advised on insolvency and restructuring. Tahir was also retained as sole Counsel by a London Borough for advice on its assets following Administration Order and appointment of Administrators of a national car parking group in respect of a large multi storey West-end car park where the annual rent was just under £1m.

Intellectual Property / Information Technology
Tahir has advised and represented on licensing of OEM equipment; assignment of existing IP of fuel efficiency technologies; passing-off; Infringement of registered trademarks; Mediation and settlements; Passing-off online including Domain name disputes litigation as well as restrictive covenants. Tahir also advises on and is retained on product development and the licensing of intellectual property rights in the IT and energy sectors in the context of international trade as well as European Law.

Property
Tahir’s property practice consists of advisory and litigation matters concerning trespass; Wrongful damage to property and demolition; Service charges; Repayment of service charges as opposed to allocation on to service charge accounts; Landlord’s use of service charge funds for development.

Tahir has also advised and/or represented clients on: Resulting and Constructive trusts; Breach of covenants; Insolvency and restructuring in a leasehold context; Obtaining Charging Orders and enforcement of judgements.

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