Dealing with the Regulators – By Omer Zaheer Meer


It’s a widely accepted notion that dealing with any individual, that too in a position of power, can often be a tough experience if you’re on the other side of the fence.

However in those societies that have developed proper structures, are governed by the rule of law and where Public Servants are indeed as the title suggests things are quite different.

During many of our projects I and my colleagues have to deal with the Regulators (and many Public Servants), amongst others, the world over. Recently we had a couple of similar projects One involving the UK Companies House and the other involving a developing South Asian Country’s “Companies House”.

Being bound by the professional ethics, I cannot disclose the details of the parties involved or the matter but can certainly share the spirit of the experience. The difference in the approaches and application of rules and regulations by the two bodies was astonishing even for someone with our experience and expertise.

Being very well aware of how things work in these, totally different parts of the world, we did expected what was to follow but the goodness of the UK Companies House came as a surprise, who went extra mile for the sake of encouragement and recognising Human element in exceptional circumstances.

The good bit is that eventually both the projects were successfully accomplished ……….. Yet another feather in the cap of Meer & Mir consultants.

NB:  The above is written by Mr. Omer Zaheer Meer ACCA, CAT, BSc (Hons), Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, whose professional associations include but are not limited to:

  • ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) – UK
  • PRMIA (Professional Risk Managers’ International Association) – USA
  • UKSIP (UK Society of Investment Professionals) – UK
  • Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) – UK
  • CFAI (Chartered Financial Analyst Institute) – USA
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