Prior to establishing Shaheen & Associates, Shaheenís most recent experience was as Head of Legal Affairs at Ishraq Holding (“Ishraq”). Ishraq, a subsidiary of Dubai International Capital & Dubai Holding, is a consortium of sophisticated regional investors financing the US$600 million launch, development and operation of more than 22 properties across the region. This senior role covered all of the primary areas of legal advice and general documentation in addition to compliance assistance. Shaheen was responsible for reviewing, negotiating and finalizing joint venture agreements, various finance documents (both Islamic and conventional), shareholder related documentation, project and development related agreements, transaction agreements (including service provider agreements), in addition to liaising and coordinating the various requirements relating to company incorporations and ongoing compliance in several countries.

Prior to his role as Head of Legal Affairs, Shaheen held the position of Vice President – Legal affairs at Lals Group, (a regional conglomerate with diversified interests in International Retail Brands, Property & Land Development, Mall Development, Management & Leasing, Advertising & Integrated Media House, Hospitality, Distribution, Franchising, Household Furniture & Furnishing, manufacturing of Garments, Personal Care & Food Products etc with investment interest and businesses in GCC Countries, Far East and United Kingdom) for five years. This role encompassed a range of responsibilities, including commercial, contractual and legal aspects of a board spectrum of international joint ventures, trademark, leasing, real estate development, communications and media.

Shaheen is a Bachelor Degree Law graduate from India and has worked as an Advocate and Legal Consultant in India where he is a Member of the Bar Association.


  • Bachelor of Law (LLB)
  • Master of Law (LLM)
  • M.A. Public Administration


  • Admitted to practice as lawyer at the Superior Courts of India