Tax Law Services

The Somali tax code is emerging and continuously evolving, so businesses must move with great care. Our tax lawyers have a wide breadth of experience, both domestic and international, on all areas of tax law including:

– In-bound and out-bound cross-border transactions
– Public and private financing
– Tax planning for businesses and entrepreneurs
– Commodity Taxation
– Employee Benefits and Pensions

Whether you are a tax director, chief financial officer, business entrepreneur or individual with a personal tax issue, we can guide you through the emerging legal tax process and help you achieve the best possible outcome.

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Foreign Trade and Investment

MLO is internationally recognized for its successful foreign investment practice, as it is the leading legal advisor for international investors and companies looking to enter the Somali market. MLO offers quality legal services throughout the lifespan of a commercial investment.

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Shipping

Spanning over 3,300km, Somalia has the longest coastline in Africa. With the recent rehabilitation of the Somalia International Port, Mogadishu will soon be a regional gateway to East Africa. Related to our foreign trade and investment practice, MLO provides legal counsel on customs brokerage, freight forwarding, warehousing, and distribution. We pride ourselves in assisting international clients navigate the Somali market, as well as linking domestic producers to the international economy.

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Construction and Commercial Real Estate

MLO advises on a wide range of construction issues including drafting construction contracts, insolvencies, and insurance. As active contributors to the Somali legislative context, our firm is best positioned to offer advice on emerging legislation such as environment regulation and labor management. We advise private owners, international public bodies, banks, corporations, and property developers in all phases of a real estate transaction from financing to sale or acquisition of property.

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Civil and Criminal Litigation

The partners at MLO have a combined experience of over 50 years in civil and criminal law. With an intimate knowledge of the Somali civil and criminal justice system, MLO offers effective consultation and responsive services.   If you, your client, or an employee of your company is accused of a crime or potentially liable for civil damages, the lawyers at MLO are the best situated to offer the most effective legal representation in Mogadishu.

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Legislative Drafting

Commerical Disputes

Foreign Investment

Foreign Investment

Mediation & Arbitration

Maritime Law

Real Estate

Real Estate

Shipping

Legislative Drafting

Litigation

Litigation


The Somali community of Canada congratulates the new lawyers recently called to the Bar of Ontario, Canada. Among the recently minted members of the Law Society of Upper Canada is 27-year-old Somali-Canadian Aweis Osman. Aweis recently graduated with a law degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, Aweis follows in the …

Publications

For your reference, MLO periodically showcases strategic reports and research by governments, international organizations and independent think tanks relating to legal development efforts in Somalia. The views expressed in these publications are the authors own. For further information, please contact us.

The Emerging Legal Regime in Somalia

Our clients benefit from our significant experience in orchestrating complex, long-term projects that involve drafting documentation, facilitating negotiations, navigating legal and regulatory issues and, when necessary, litigating on their behalf.
ABDIWAHID OSMAN HAJI, FOUNDING PARTNER