Shahab is the head of corporate and contracts departments at A&CO Law Firm and a partner at A&CO, and he is specialised in the fields of corporate, commercial and intellectual property law (IP). Shahab is graduated from the University of Liverpool with an LLB degree. He was involved in the process of A&CO Law establishment and he drafted the firm's internal contracts such as labour contracts, constitutive documents and internal policies. Shahab is currently heading the corporate and commercial departments at A&CO Law, and he specialises in advising and drafting different commercial and partnership agreements for different clients at A&CO Law where he proved capability in understanding the nuances of contractual wordings and offering the most optimum options therein. Shahab has advised different prestigious clients in various projects at A&CO Law Firm in different sectors including solar power, agricultural investments, exhibitions, endowments (Waqf), media cooperation, IT solution, business development, intellectual property and design/build/finance projects.
Before joining A&CO Law, Shahab was part of Mohamed Al Sheaily Attorneys and Legal Consultants wherein he worked extensively in the firm’s corporate department drafting and reviewing commercial contracts for prestigious local and international clients including but not limited to sales agreements and shareholders agreements, as well as working in the dispute resolution department namely in arbitration and litigation.
Before starting his legal career in Oman, Shahab has worked in the University of Liverpool Law Clinic department as a legal translator/interpreter by working closely with UK qualified legal advisers by attending face-to-face interpretation/translation sessions with Law Clinic clients and clients of the European Lawyers in Lesvos project.
Shahab is also a published author in Intellectual Property law in the 5th volume of the 'University of Liverpool Law Review Publication' in an article published as one of the academic year’s top legal articles titled "The relationship between originality and infringement in UK and EU copyright: When will the law reflect new realities?". The article expounded on the issue of how to reconcile the two contentious copyright concepts of originality and infringement in the contemporary digital world that is becoming increasingly interconnected.