Mahgoub Ibrahim Hassan
Current Profession: Advocate and Legal Consultant Previous Posts: 2004 – 2006 Advocate and Commissioner for Oaths. 2002 – Jan2004 Secretary to the Board of Directors – Qatar Telecommunications Company (Q-TEL) Doha-Qatar -Drafting Q-Tel’s Regulations and other legal documents and policies, Advising Board of Directors on any legal issues referred to me. 1990- to 2001 Secretary to the Board of Directors. Manager of Legal Affairs Department. Main Duties: Mainly Negotiating, Drafting and Reviewing Contracts- Litigation – Advising on all walks of Legal issues. Representing Q-Tel before Qatari Civil and Criminal Courts and local and foreign arbitration. Drafting Q-Tel’s Regulations and other legal documents and policies, advising Board of Directors on any legal issue referred to me. Sept. 1987 to July 1988 Manger Legal Affairs Department – Q.P. Telcom. Secretary to the Board of Directors. 1988-to Jan. 1990 Advocate and Commissioner for Oaths (Sudan) 1987- (July) Zaki Yamani Law Office Jeddah – Saudi Arabia Main Duties: International contracts – Litigation – Counseling. 1976 – 1987 Legal Counsel- Senior Legal Counsel – Acting Prosecutor General, Director of Technical Bureau, Acting under-secretary (Attorney – General’s Chambers – Ministry of Justice – Sudan). During this period I did practice almost all kinds of legal work: litigation, criminal prosecution and civil litigation on behalf of the Government. Advising the Sudanese Government on all legal matters. Drafting Laws and contracts. I also participated in many conferences and meeting and was a member of a law-Revision Committee created by the Arab Ministers of Justice Conference for the unification of Arabs Laws. During this period I also was seconded to Qatar’s Judiciary and presided over one of the then two Major Civil Courts from 1982 Feb. to July 1986. 1974 – 1976 Advocate-Member of the Sudanese Bar Association. 1972 – 1974 Legal Advisor to the Sudanese Armed Forces. I was appointed a judge-advocate in many Court-Martial trials to advise both defence and courts. 1967 – 1972 A member of the Sudanese Judiciary. I presided over civil and criminal courts. Education: (1) Bachelor of Laws (Second class Honours) Faculty of Law – University of Khartoum (English Common Law). 1967,April. (2) Certificate in Islamic and Comparative Law (Contract and tort) London university 1979 (3) Master of Laws (Insurance, Civil litigation, Comparative Constitutional Law and Islamic Law). London University 1980. Training : Most of my effective training was on the job. During the period from 15th. to 28th. Of December 1994 I attended a course in Dubai arranged by Euro Training on “Effective Contract administration- Claims Avoidance and Negotiating Claims” based on FIDIC. Standard Electric and Engineering Contracts. Attended and participated in some professional conferences and meeting, e.g. The Arab Lawyers League Conference 1975, Baghdad, The Arab Organisation For the Prevention of CRIME, 1977, Cairo, the Union of Arab Lawyers Conference 1989, Damascus. A member of The Qatari Delegation to the International Telecommunication Conference in Kyoto- Japan- Sept.- Oct. 1994. In 1996, I attended a symposium held in Dubai on the effect of GATT on Telecommunications Industry. I was member of Qatar’s delegation to the meeting held in Abu Dhabi- UAE in January 1996 for the formation of Al Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Co. A member of the Qatari Delegation to ITU Conference in Minneapolis U.S. October to November 1998. In July 2001, I was chosen as an expert in Qatari law and testified, in this capacity, before an arbitration panel in New York to which a dispute between Middle East Trade Company ( a Qatari Co.) and M E T V Chrysler (an American Co.) was referred. Other Details: a member of Abdin Ismail’s Law office. Took part in negotiations between Q-Tel and Cable and Wireless in 1987. Advised, on request, and wrote notes on one major arbitration cases for the Department of legal affairs, Qatari Ministry of Justice. I wrote articles on Preventive Retention, 1977, Legal Aid 1978, Protection of Tenant 1979, The September 1983 Nimeri Islamic Laws as the Sudanese Example of the Thought and Methodology of the Contemporary Political – Islamist Movements, 1992- and on many other Sudanese Laws.