26 A, Letchworth Drive, Bromley South, Kent, UK. BR2 9BE.
Tel: +44(0) 20 84642639; Fax: +44(0) 20 83131241
Place. & Date of Birth : Baghdad- Iraq, 1-1-1927
Nationality : Iraqi.
Languages Known : Arabic and English
Educational Qualifications : BA, Law
Fields of special competence : Commercial and Company Laws of Iraq.
The Legal Study Series 1992
Studies published in Iraqi Legal Publications on law procedure and Income Tax Law.
Editor of Law Magazine in Iraq.
Comparative study Iraqi and International Arbitration Laws.
Arbitration : Member of the Swiss- Arab Arbitration
Specialized experience in company registrations and commercial affairs and conflict of international laws for companies.
Private practice in Iraq
Arab law consultant in England
Extensive experience as sole arbitrator, member of arbitrations panels and attorney in arbitrations.
Member of ‘1 Essex Court', ‘British Iraqi Lawyers Association'
Delivered Lectures in the house of parliament.
Background: Taha Law Firm & Lawyers Without Borders
Taha Law Firm was established in the 1936 by my late father, when he was a judge under the old monarchy, and he ran it as a syndicate of lawyers for twenty years.
When I graduated in 1st October 1952 I joined my father's office and he spared no effort to appoint me as a judge or as a minister of foreign affairs or public attorney, all of which offices I in fact refused. I have never been employed for one minute in my fifty-five year career other than by my firm. The Taha Law Firm has given me a deep knowledge of company law and company registration which I have practiced successfully. I have drafted company, tax and other laws. My office now includes the following departments:
Experts in registration of companies who publish circulars detailing the formalities of registration;
Translators, specialising in working with foreign companies. We have in fact in the region of 200 clients;
Expert considering new laws and regulations, commenting on them under my personal supervision, again published and circulated among our client base so that they are fully aware of developments in the implementation in Iraqi laws;
Experts in commercial and construction contracts and in commercial tender documents, offering reassurance and security for them, particularly in the oil industry. My office was the sole lawyer to Elf Octane, the French company, and Ro Petrobras the Brazilian company, and to the seven companies constituting the nuclear energy industry in Iraq;
Trademark and associated fields, an area of particular expertise;
An expert arbitration department. I myself am an international arbitrator in Geneva and for the Arab Union;
A department specialising in attending conferences, having sent representatives to locations in many countries around the world.
I ran the office since 1952 and have been honoured to inherit the respectful afforded to my late father. Now I have offices in Baghdad and Basra and will very shortly be opening a further office in Arbeel, Kurdistan. I also have association with offices in Beirut, Cairo and Libya, working closely with Dr Khalida. She is the deputy Chairman of my organisation ‘Lawyers Without Borders', which is registered under English law. I have been chosen as one of the expert advisers to the Pentagon, as a consultant in the degree of minister of justice. I have drafted many laws which have been translated for the Pentagon and are one by one being implemented. At this time I see no reason to continue in this capacity for personal Reasons.
I am interested in publishing articles precisely legal articles and I have a lot of English articles which explain some of the laws which have been issued during the US occupation and signed by Paul Bremer. I am busy giving answers to all legal inquiries about laws and regulations in Iraq.