Shathil Nawaf Taqa directs the Middle East Affairs division of The Global Diwan, an international business club based in Paris. He has advised government agencies in the Gulf on issues of international law, cyber law and compliance. In 2017, Shathil was voted Legal Counsel of the Year by LexisNexis. He writes regularly in the literary sections of French magazines.
Shathil is currently a PhD candidate in Comparative Law at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and teaches at Paris-Saclay University.