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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

Imran Asghar

Imran AsgharAssociate

Omer Bakri

Omer H BakriAssociate


Rahat Dar

Rahat DarSenior Associate

Nazim Hashim

Nazim HashimAssociate

Kanan Kasuya

Kanan KasuyaAssociate


Saurbh Kothari

Saurbh KothariSenior Associate

Mamoun Osman

Mamoun OsmanAssociate

Abdus Samad

Abdus SamadAssociate


Anna White

Anna WhiteAssociate


Of Counsel

Amjad Khan

Amjad A KhanSenior Counsel


Other

C. Chakradaran

C. ChakradaranSenior Counsel

Adite Aloke

Adite AlokeSenior Associate

Mevan Bandara

Mevan BandaraSenior Associate



Zahra Zaidi

Zahra ZaidiAssociate

Articles

Federal Penal Code Amendments
Afridi & Angell, December 2018

In the latest development in an eventful year, Federal Decree-Law 24 of 2018 introduces amendments to the Federal Penal Code, originally enacted as Federal Law 3 of 1987. The amendments are designed to make the Penal Code consistent with other recent federal legislation and current federal enforcement policies. Only ten provisions of the statute have been affected, out of the more than 400 total articles contained in the statute. Confiscation of instruments of crime Article 82 of the Penal Code authorises the confiscation of instruments used in commission of a crime...

Confidentiality Under Renewed Focus
Afridi & Angell, December 2018

The UAE federal government has recently issued a raft of important legislation. The raft addresses and updates areas of law that are key to businesses in the jurisdiction. Amongst this legislation is Federal Decree-Law 14 of 2018 concerning the central bank and the organisation of financial institutions and activities (the New Banking Law). Federal Decree-Law 20 of 2018 is also amoungst this legislation and is concerning anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing (the New AML Law). Both the New Banking Law and the New AML Law repeal and replace the previous legislation on their respective subjects...

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Press

Afridi & Angell Receives Honourable Mentions at The Oath Middle East Legal Awards 2018
Afridi & Angell, December 2018

DUBAI – Sunday 16 December 2018 – At The Oath Middle East Legal Awards on Wednesday 5 December 2018, Afridi & Angell received multiple honourable mentions including Regional Law Firm of the Year, Banking & Finance Team of the Year, and Employment Team of the Year. The Regional Law Firm of the Year category recognises excellence in service delivery, strength in legal strategy and vision, and commitment to providing the highest standard of legal services. The Banking & Finance Team of the Year and Employment Team of the Year categories recognise a team’s depth of expertise, on-the-ground and multi-jurisdictional capabilities to deliver complex and innovative client-driven solutions...

Significant Precedents from the DIFC Courts
Afridi & Angell, November 2018

DUBAI – Monday 5 November 2018 – On 31 October 2018 Afridi & Angell obtained three favorable orders in CFI-015-2018 ((1) ED&F Man Capital Markets MENA Limited (2) ED&F Man Capital Markets Limited v (1) Sayyed Hussain (2) RJ O’Brien MENA Capital Limited (3) Stephen Ghallami) after successfully defending an anti-suit injunction, an application to exclude evidence and obtaining a document production order, all of which set important precedents for litigation in the DIFC Court...

All press submitted by Afridi & Angell

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