Practice Areas: Areas of law in different jurisdictions where Iraq lawyer has expertise

Actual past and present cases where the Client consented to the publication of the case details

Hypothetical cases which we created to demonstrate Iraq Lawyer’s expertise in different law areas across different jurisdictions.

 Legal Services

Consult professional experienced lawyers in all aspects of law covering the federal Republic of Iraq

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 Kurdistan Region

The lawyers who cover the Kurdistan Region are native Kurdish speakers who also speak Arabic and English.

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 Federal Iraq

The lawyers who cover the remaining fifteen governorates are native Arabic speakers who also speak German.

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 Consultation

In most cases initial consultation will be conducted by telephone using telephone conferencing facilities.

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Iraqi History in Law  

Consult professional experienced lawyers in all aspects of law covering the federal Republic of Iraq including the Kurdistan Region. All eighteen governorates that make up the Republic of Iraq are covered including the three governorates which make up the autonomous Kurdistan Region (Erbil, Sulaymaniah and Duhok).

Kurdistan Region

The lawyers who cover the Kurdistan Region are native Kurdish speakers who also speak Arabic and English. They have obtained their legal qualifications from Sulaimani University Law Faculty and have been practicing law in Kurdistan for several years.

                                          

Federal Iraq

The lawyers who cover the remaining fifteen governorates are native Arabic speakers who also speak German. They have obtained their legal qualifications from Baghdad University Law Faculty and have practiced law in Iraq for a number of years. All our lawyers are full members of the relevant profssional body of lawyers either the Kurdistan Syndicate of Lawyers or the Iraqi Syndicate of Lawyers and are licensed to practice law in all eighteen governorates of Iraq.

 

                              

Consultation


 

In most cases initial consultation will be conducted by telephone using telephone conferencing facilities. Clients will dial into the telephone conference from their landline, mobile phone or connect online via Skype. The initial consultation with the lawyer will be conducted in English, Arabic or Kurdish with the help of a professional interpreter if required. During the initial consultation the lawyer will gain sufficient understanding of the Client’s case in order to assess the amount of work required. The Client will then receive a formal quote to consider. Alternatively, the initial consultation can take place at our offices in Sulaimani.




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Our Team

Rozhan Ali Fatah

Bachelor of Law – Sulaimani University

Consultant Lawyer for Kurdistan Region

Abdul Wahab Ragheb

Bachelor of Law - Baghdad University

Consultant Lawyer for Federal Iraq

Ayad Al-Mukhtar

PhD, PMP, CEng, CITP, MCTS

Managing Partner

Aziza Ibraheem Saify


Business Manager

Our Work

Project Zacchaeus, Telematique Limited vs HMRC, Project Report - Part I

International Journal of Arts and Commerce / ISSN : 1929-7106 - Vol. 4 No. 4 April, 2015

April 15, 2015
Abstract: Since October 2013 the author (A) has submitted a number of Appeals against HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) in his capacity as both an individual UK Taxpayer and as the Sole Director of a UK limited company registered with Companies House in England and Wales.The author (A) analyses the performance of HMRC by relying on data in the public domain as well his own experience as both a UK Taxpayer individual (Average UK Taxpayer) and a UK Trader (Average UK Small Business) to draw conclusions about HMRC as the national tax collection authority for the United Kingdom.

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Project Zacchaeus, Telematique Limited vs HMRC, Project Report - Part 2

International Journal of Development Research

June 30, 2015
Abstract: In this second part the author (A) continues to report findings from Project Zacchaeus where the author (A) analyses the performance of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) as the national tax collection authority for the United Kingdom according to a set of quality criteria defined in Part 1. Whereas Part 1 examined how HMRC sets its priorities and deploys its resources, Part 2
examines the competence of HMRC by comparison to another national tax collection authority,
namely the US federal tax collection authority, the Inland Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS and
HMRC are compared in terms of their number of employees, annual budgets, tax collected and
number of Customers managed. The technique of What-If Scenario Analysis is then applied to
illustrate the results of the comparison.

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Project Zacchaeus - Telematique Limited vs HMRC - Part 3
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, ISBN-13:978-3-659-75997-0
July 30, 2015
Project Zacchaeus arose from the author’s own experience of dealing with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as an individual UK Taxpayer and as the Sole Director of a small UK company registered in England and Wales, Telematique Limited which led to the submission of seven Appeals to HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) against HMRC between 05-Oct-2013 and 13-Dec-2014. The case is progressing in the English Courts and at the time of writing the final Tribunal Hearing has not yet been scheduled. Part 1 examined how HMRC sets its priorities and deploys its resources while Part 2 examined the competence of HMRC by comparison to the US federal tax collection authority, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In Part 3 we focus on how HMRC is coping with Globalization. We look at UK Corporation Tax and the new planned corporation tax levy. We then look at the top 91 UK based multinationals which made it to the FORBES 2000 list in May 2014 and the 641 companies that featured on the London Stock Exchange FTSE ALL list in May 2015 and we calculate the amount of UK corporation tax that these companies owed. We then compare this to how much Corporation Tax HMRC actually managed to collect.

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Project Broken Heart of Baghdad / Cœur brisé de Bagdad

Paper presented at "CONFLICT AND LIVING HERITAGE IN THE MIDDLE EAST" multidisciplinary academic conference run by (Ifpo) and AUIS on 10-11 May 2016 at Sulaimani, Kurdistan Autonomous Region of Iraq

May 10, 2016
Project Broken Heart of Baghdad was commissioned by the Iraq Project Management Organization (IPMO) to research the history of the Al-Bataween quarter of Baghdad from the days of the British Mandate in Mesopotamia until now. Bataween was a very posh part of Baghdad established by the British when they entered the city after the First World War. Baghdad's Bataween was inhabited by wealthy and influential dignitaries during the days of the British rule and the Kingdom of Iraq. The British Mandate of Mesopotamia started in 1920 and ended after twelve years in 1932 when the Kingdom of Iraq was given independence. Today, 96 years later, Bataween has reportedly become a ghetto ... with prostitution, drug dealing, creative forms of mugging & other crimes. Echoes of Bataween’s glorious past remain until today such as the Armenian Church, the Meir Taweig Synagogue, the only synagogue still active in Baghdad and the tomb of Gertrude Bell who played a major role in establishing the state of Iraq during the period of the British rule.

This first phase of the project is ongoing and will include, if possible, field trips to the quarter and interviews with key figures such as the chief of police, the manager of the municipality director, those in charge of the Muslim, Christian and Jewish places of worship as well as local business owners and residents. The second phase will focus on trying to find an answer to the question “How to mend the broken heart of Baghdad?”.

It is proposed to organize a seminar based on a PowerPoint presentation which relies heavily on audio-visual material to give an overview of the project to audiences inside Iraq as well as internationally. The presentation will be composed originally in English and can be delivered in Arabic, Kurdish and French by different speakers either at the same time or subsequently.

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“Iraq Lawyer Case File: Project Nikandros – Telematique vs National Bank of Greece Egypt”

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, ISBN-978-3-659-93429-2
August 23, 2016

This book is actually about two projects not one, Project Nikandros in the title and Project Gertrude. Both projects began in 2013 when the Plaintiff, a career Project Manager, began his search for funding in the amount of nearly $40 Million (USD) for a large capital project to transform land in the heart of the city of Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan which belonged to his family since the city was founded in the eighteenth century. Two investors came forward in 2013 with credible funding offers the first for $6.5Million(USD) (Project Nikandros) and the second for $5.5Million(USD) (Project Gertrude). As the two projects unfolded in parallel over the following three years, the Plaintiff had to deal with high profile players including three international banks in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, diplomats, the United Nations mission in Dubai as well as the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C,USA. By June 2016, what began as a straightforward project funding exercise has resulted in the Plaintiff instructing his attorneys Iraq Lawyer to file criminal charges against nine Defendants for breach of Article 456 of the PENAL CODE 111 of 1969 of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

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Project Zacchaeus - Telematique vs HMRC, Epilogue: Taking the war to HMRC
Abstract from the book: "This book is the final part of the Project Zacchaeus report and corresponds to the Closing phase of the project. The author completes his analysis of the performance of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) as the national tax collection authority for the United Kingdom based on his own experience as both an individual UK Taxpayer and the Sole Direct of a small company, Telematique Limited, registered in England & Wales. Part 1 examined how HMRC sets its priorities and deploys its resources while Part 2 examined the competence of HMRC in comparison to the US federal tax collection authority, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Part 3 focused on how HMRC is coping with Globalization by looking at how successful HMRC has been in enforcing UK legislation for taxing corporations on their profit. In this final part we start by examining aspects of the system of penalties that HMRC has been deploying against UK taxpaying entities ever since UK legislation allowed it to do so. We then expand our analysis to cover other related subjects: In Section 3 we examine the different pieces of UK legislation which over the years have empowered HMRC to issue Notices of Penalty Determination (NPD). In Section 4 we construct a profile for the Average UK Trader in terms of the revenue earned, the profit made and the taxes paid. In Section 5 we apply a modeling technique from Project Management called WHAT-IF Scenario Analysis to analyze how AUKSB Limited (a hypothetical entity) would be impacted if HMRC were to target it in the same way that HMRC has been targeting Telematique Limited. In Section 6 and Section 7 we examine two different aspects of HMRC’s Penalty Notices Campaign against the UK taxpaying community starting with the profitability of such a campaign. We then examine another high-profile campaign launched by HMRC, the Whistleblower Campaign, which HMRC copied from the IRS then crudely launched it against the UK Taxpaying community"

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