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Afridi & Angell

Afridi & Angell  

Legal Services | United Arab Emirates

http://www.afridi-angell.com
tel: +971 4 330 3900 | fax: +971 4 330 3800
Emirates Towers Offices, Level 35, P.O. Box 9371 | Dubai | United Arab Emirates


Main Contacts

Bashir Ahmed

Bashir AhmedManaging Partner

Samera Marei

Samera MareiDirector of Business Development and Marketing

Offices

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Afridi & Angell's Overview

Afridi & Angell is a leading full-service business law firm in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). The firm, one of the oldest in the U.A.E., was established in 1975, not long after the formation of the U.A.E. in 1971.

Our history and reputation for quality legal work has made the firm an integral part of the country's legal landscape and one of the premier law firms in the region. The quality and high standards of the firm are set and preserved by the partners who have many years of experience in the U.A.E. Our lawyers are trained in international jurisdictions and bring with them international experience and the world's business languages.

We advise local, regional and international clients on a wide range of transactions and legal issues. Our commitment to practical and solution-based advice is valued and recognised by clients.

Our clients are the core focus of our business strategy. Our holistic approach means we consider client matters as a whole with a view to obtaining the best result for the client and minimising potential future risks.

As one of the most established law firms in the U.A.E., our partners boast an unrivaled range and depth of local, regional and international experience. Their innate understanding of client needs coupled with their 'hands on' approach to client matters has undoubtedly formed the basis for the firm's sustained and growing international reputation.

We pride ourselves on being multi-specialists. This versatility makes our service consistent, effective and cost-efficient.

"Afridi & Angell provides 'consistently high service' and 'a creative and solution-oriented' approach, and caters to a mix of local and international clients."

Legal 500 EMEA 2013

  • Year this Office was Established: 1975
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 3
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 30

Languages: English, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, German, French, Sinhalese, Tamil, Gujarati, Farsi.

Notable

Areas of Practice
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Dubai International Financial Centre
  • Employment
  • Financial Services Regulation
  • Infrastructure & Project Finance
  • Insurance
  • International Trade Controls & Sanctions
  • Maritime, Shipping & Transport
  • Military Procurement & Offsets
  • Private Equity & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Venture Capital
Representative Clients
  • Citibank N.A.
  • Credit Suisse Trust
  • Union Properties PJSC
  • Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
  • National Bank of Fujairah
  • Burberry Middle East
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Fluor Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin
  • General Electric
  • Deyaar PJSC
  • Al Du'a
  • Apex Brazil
  • BNP Paribas
  • Abu Dhabi Investment Bank
  • Creative Energy Resources
  • Union Properties PJSC
  • DUBAL
  • Crocs
Professionals

Partners

Associates

Vivek Agrawalla

Vivek AgrawallaSenior Associate

Adite Aloke

Adite AlokeAssociate

Imran Asghar

Imran AsgharAssociate


Omer Bakri

Omer H BakriAssociate

Mevan Bandara

Mevan BandaraAssociate

Ronnie Dabbasi

Ronnie DabbasiSenior Associate


Rahat Dar

Rahat DarSenior Associate

Nazim Hashim

Nazim HashimAssociate


Afraz Hussain

Afraz HussainAssociate

Tara Jamieson

Tara JamiesonAssociate

Kanan Kasuya

Kanan KasuyaAssociate


Saurbh Kothari

Saurbh KothariSenior Associate

Danielle Lobo

Danielle LoboSenior Associate


Abdus Samad

Abdus SamadAssociate

Anna White

Anna WhiteAssociate



Of Counsel

Amjad Khan

Amjad A KhanSenior Counsel


Other

M.A.K Afridi

M.A.K AfridiSenior Counsel

C. Chakradaran

C. ChakradaranSenior Counsel

Articles

The Right to be Forgotten
Afridi & Angell, October 2017

Afridi & Angell has recently successfully assisted two individuals in becoming forgotten. Put another way, we were able to convince the Dubai Financial Services Authority (the DFSA) that the names of the individuals should be removed from public documents available on the DFSA website. These included published regulatory actions (in the form of enforceable undertakings) and DFSA media releases. The individuals had been associated with a regulated company in the Dubai International Financial Centre (the DIFC)...

VAT registration in the UAE has commenced
Afridi & Angell, October 2017

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has commenced accepting registrations for Value Added Tax (VAT) through its online portal. Registrations are currently being accepted on a voluntary basis by entities that satisfy the following registration criteria: Any business resident in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) making supplies of goods or services in the UAE with a turnover subject to VAT of more than AED 375,000 in the last 12 months, or an expected turnover of more than AED 375,000 in the next 30 days (i.e. entities with mandatory registration requirements)...

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Press

Afridi & Angell Announces New Managing Partner
Afridi & Angell, December 2016

Afridi & Angell is pleased to announce that Bashir Ahmed has been elected Managing Partner effective 1 November 2016. Bashir succeeds Amjad Ali Khan who has overseen the firm’s growth for over a decade. Amjad will continue to be associated with the firm as Senior Consultant. A veteran in the UAE legal market, Bashir is the fourth managing partner of the firm in its over 40 years’ history. He joined Afridi & Angell as an associate in 1988 and became a partner in 1993. Like his predecessors, Messrs. Ali Afridi, C. Chakradaran, and Amjad Ali Khan, Bashir has spent the majority of his career in the UAE at Afridi & Angell...

Afridi & Angell Recognised as Regional Law Firm of the Year By The Oath Middle East Legal Awards 2016
Afridi & Angell, November 2016

Afridi & Angell is delighted to announce that the firm was awarded Regional Law Firm of the Year award at The Oath Middle East Awards 2016 on Tuesday 22 November in Dubai. The award category honours law firms with less than ten partners and recognises excellence in service delivery, strength in legal strategy and vision, and commitment to providing the highest standard of legal services. “We are honoured by this award which recognises the firm’s top tier talent and its preeminent position in the legal market...

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