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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

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


Zaid Mahomed

Zaid MahomedAssociate

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

Dubai: Changes to the Fines that can be Applied by the Public Prosecutors’ Department
Afridi & Angell, October 2019

The Public Prosecutors’ Department in Dubai has the power to impose fines with respect to certain criminal misdemeanors and offences[i] without being required to refer the matter to a Court of Law. Such fines are issued under a Penal Order. This power stems from Dubai Law No. 1 of 2017, which authorises the Attorney General of Dubai to prescribe the offences and the corresponding fines which may be the subject of a Penal Order. On 1 October 2019 the Attorney General of Dubai issued Resolution No. 119 of 2019 (the Resolution) amending certain fines that could earlier be imposed under Penal Orders, and adding misdemeanors and offences which may be the subject of a Penal Order...

Law 6 of 2019: On the Ownership of Common Property in the Emirate of Dubai
Afridi & Angell, September 2019

What’s happened? After much media coverage regarding the potential change in the law concerning properties owned in common in Dubai, Law 6 of 2019 was introduced on 4 September 2019 (the New Law). The New Law is an important development for Dubai as most real estate is held by way of property owned in common. That is, a real estate development that has been subdivided into apartments, offices, retail units and/or common areas. We expect that the New Law will have a positive impact on the real estate market in Dubai as increasingly disputes under the Previous Law (including those between unit owners and association managers) were effecting property values...

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Press

Afridi & Angell Announces New Partners
Afridi & Angell, January 2019

DUBAI – Monday 14 January 2019 – Afridi & Angell is pleased to announce that Chatura Randeniya and Danielle Lobo have been admitted to the partnership, effective 1 November 2018. Chatura’s practice focuses on dispute resolution. He advises and represents clients in high value arbitrations, the DIFC Court, and works with local advocates on matters before the UAE courts. Chatura obtained an LLB from the University of Colombo, an LLM from Harvard Law School, and qualified as Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. Danielle’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial law...

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...

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