Alyiant Consultancy Limited has been founded in the Dubai International Financial Centre by Aly Shah. He is qualified as a lawyer and has practiced law in multiple jurisdictions for over 25 years. He has also been the Company Secretary and Chief Legal Counsel of a publicly listed international bank. Aly has been based in the United Arab Emirates since 2008. He completed his Master of Laws (LLM) and his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the United Kingdom and has qualified as a Barrister from The Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn, London in 1994.
Aly has experience in multiple jurisdictions covering Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial Matters and Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions.
Aly’s experience on Banking and Financial Services includes the following from a compliance, regulatory and legal stand point: (i) the acquisition and licensing of activities undertaken by Banks and other types of Financial Institutions; (ii) the development and implementation of and advice on Conventional Banking products and services; (iii) the development and implementation of and advice on Islamic Banking products and services; (iv) the development and implementation of and advice on Consumer Banking products and services; (v) Investment Banking transactions; (vi) Bank Treasury departments products and services (including derivative products); and (vii) Non-Banking Financial Institutions on asset management and investments activities.
His experience on Corporate and Commercial matters from a compliance, regulatory and legal stand point includes: (i) structuring of transactions and appropriate project entities in various jurisdictions; (ii) developing bespoke corporate governance, regulatory compliance and risk management frameworks for financial services and non-financial services based entities; (iii) implementing anti-money laundering regulations; (iv) project finance; (v) restructuring; (vi) insolvency; and (vii) drafting and negotiating contractual arrangements.
Aly’s experience on Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions from a compliance, regulatory and legal stand point includes: (i) the establishment of joint ventures in different business sectors; (ii) share sale and purchase of entities in different business sectors; (iii) asset sale and purchase transactions in different business sectors; and (iv) court approved mergers.
He has experience in International Arbitration matters, having represented claimants or respondents in arbitrations conducted under the Rules of Arbitration of the ICC, the LCIA Arbitration Rules and the DIAC Arbitration Rules, in London, Singapore and the U.A.E.
Aly has co-authored several international publications (for the International Financial Law Review, Asian Counsel, Getting the Deal Through and the Centre for International Legal Studies, Austria) on Joint Ventures, Banking Regulation, Restructuring, Insolvency and Anti-Corruption Regulations.