Connecticut, US

Azeem is the Practice Leader of Fragomen’s Qatar office in Doha, the nation’s capital. Azeem oversees both Qatar and Kuwait immigration matters. He primarily focuses on large-scale corporate outsourced migration programs and advises clients on the design and implementation of related business processes, tailored to Qatari and Kuwaiti immigration requirements and best practices. Azeem also has experience working with Governments and has provided various recommendations for immigration reform both in the UK and Qatar. Azeem has over nine years’ experience in corporate immigration.

Prior to joining the Doha office, Azeem was based in Fragomen’s London office where he represented a number of large multinational and blue chip companies across a range of different sectors including consulting, finance, insurance, digital marketing, oil and gas, energy, advertising and media.

Azeem speaks English, Hindi, and Urdu.

Education


BPP Law School, London | Legal Practice Course, 2008
Brunel, University of London | Bachelor of Law, with first class honors

Awards

Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Legal Qualifications: Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Member, American Chamber of Commerce in Qatar 

Member, Law Society of England and Wales

Member, Immigration Law Practitioners' Association

Member, International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)

Advised clients operating in various jurisdictions including: Mainland, Qatar Financial Centre, Qatar Science and Technology Park and the Qatar Freezone.

Obtained an exemption to allow a client to sponsor workers in Qatar where all strict criteria could not be met due to extenuating circumstances.

Obtained Multiple Work Visas for clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Provided recommendations on “Migration Governance” best practices in Qatar.

Partnered with a number of clients to advise on the impact of Brexit on both existing and future EU national workers.

Provided strategic legal immigration advice on one of the biggest acquisitions of 2015 as well as assisting in the onboarding of the acquired company.

Delivered in-house training to numerous clients on a range of issues including immigration compliance.

Supported clients with Government audits and compliance-related matters falling under immigration law and policy.

Successfully advised on and assisted in a complex overseas surrogacy case involving a VIP same-sex couple.

Partnered with clients to formulate and develop immigration policies to ensure compliance with local immigration laws.

Provided technical legal advice on complex immigration issues and forward planning.