Muhannad Al Shamali
Muhannad Al Shamali is an experienced advocate and legal consultant, who has over 14 years’ experience in the legal profession. He studied law at Damascus University in Syria, and completed a Master’s Degree in International Economic Relations at the Planning Institute for Economic and Social Development in Damascus, Syria. During his career, he has litigated hundreds of cases, and overseen many corporate, commercial, criminal, and civil legal matters in the UAE. In addition, he has negotiated, settled and won cases worth millions of dollars for his clients in the UAE.
Mr. Muhannad has worked with European and American legal professionals in the UAE, and has also served as Head of Legal Departments and a Legal Consultant at a leading Insurance Company in Syria. He has extensive experience in UAE and GCC laws, and with regards to corporate matters and company formation in particular. Moreover, He has experience in matters pertaining to UAE, the KSA and numerous Middle Eastern Labor Laws. Furthermore, he is capable of offering expert guidance on the Middle East VAT implementation and tax laws. Finally, he was the Senior Associate at a reputable international Law Firm in Dubai prior to starting Allegiance International Legal Consultancy.
Loai Al Azat is an experienced advocate and legal consultant with over 11 years’ experience in the legal profession in both Syria and Turkey. He studied law at Damascus University in Syria, and completed a Master’s Degree in Islamic and Legal Studies at Al-Awzaie University in Damascus, Syria. During his career he has litigated hundreds of cases, and overseen many corporate, commercial, and civil legal matters in Istanbul, Turkey. In addition, he has negotiated, settled and won cases worth hundreds of thousands of dollars for his clients in Istanbul.
Mr. Loui is serving as the Head of Legal Departments and as a Legal Consultant for a leading Group in Istanbul with strategic business relationships in real estate and property management, financial, consulting, corporate, architectural and engineering sectors.
He has a great deal of experience in registering companies, trademarks, patents, industrial designs and intellectual property in Turkey. In addition, he has tax expertise, employment and visa / immigration law knowledge, knowledge of Capital Investments and Financial Transactions, Arbitration and Mediation experience, Real Estate experience, Asset Protection Experience, as well as experience with wills and estate law.
Vidya Menon is a lawyer licensed in India and has more than 3 years’ experience in litigation, consulting and legal research. She has also worked as the legal editor of Malaysian Legal Alert(MLA) an online legal magazine published in Malaysia. She received her law degree from the University of Calicut in India. In her role as a legal consultant she has dealt with cases involving Constitutional matters, Civil Law, Criminal Law, Labour Law, Family Law, Insurance Law, Contract Law and other areas. She has also been a regular part of Alternate Dispute resolution mechanisms like the “Lok Adalaths” in India, and has experience in arbitration and negotiation. Further, she has extensive experience in Article, blog and report writing in platforms across India, UAE and abroad.
Jithendranath Thunoli ACCA is a experienced Chartered Accountant, who has over 11 years’ experience in the finance profession. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) (UK), and holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from India. During his career, he has worked with well known audit firms in India, the UK and UAE. He has worked with many major corporations, assisting them in their Accounting, Auditing, Financial planning, Tax compliance and financial planning.
His previous experience in the UK and India has given him hands on experience in VAT (Taxation) which is one of the most relevant topics in the current UAE market. Furthermore, he is capable of offering expert guidance on the Middle East VAT implementation and tax laws across the GCC. Finally, he has held the role of “Senior Auditor” at Morison Menon Chartered Accountants, one of the leading audit firms in Middle East.