Awards and Recognition
In recognition of barrister Tahir’s commercial work he was awarded a scholarship from the prestigious University of Oxford’s Transport Studies Unit, to complete the Oxford Leadership programme.
Tahir has also been further recognised in the Acquisition International 2015 Legal Awards as Best Commercial Barrister – UK. He has also won the much coveted ACQ Global Awards 2016 as the UK – Commercial Barrister of the Year.
After completing the academic and professional stages of qualification, Tahir used his skills working at The Insolvency Service where he developed a passion for insolvency law. Following the Insolvency Service, Tahir worked in commercial, insolvency, employment and property matters at barristers chambers in the Lincoln’s Inn and Temple areas of London. Given the changes in the Legal profession Tahir decided to develop an additional skill set and also cross qualified as a solicitor advocate at a niche commercial litigation firm. There, Tahir focussed again on insolvency, employment and commercial matters with an emphasis on litigation and dispute resolution, until 2013, when he joined Chambers.
Tahir continues to work in the insolvency and commercial areas. As a passionate lawyer Tahir has an interest in climate change laws and transport related air pollution. From an early stage Tahir advises on international collaborations and joint venture projects on power generation, energy and fuel efficiency which have also had regulatory, compliance and investment banking elements.
Tahir also acts in EU and public international law matters, in which he was recently led in a landmark case in the Court of Appeal. Tahir’s current investment banking work includes the creation of a transport infrastructure Green Bond intended to be backed by the World Bank as well as other development banks.
Tahir enabled a diligent and ‘how to’ approach for effective risk management and regulatory compliance. As a result of which the client was better placed to establish multiple, expertise and competency based, national and international joint venture collaborations for the delivery of transport emission monitoring and reduction infrastructure projects. This has led to the establishment a world first transport emissions monitoring programme delivered in West Africa funded by a development bank.