Saurbh Kothari

Saurbh Kothari

Senior Associate

Expertise

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Employment

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Afridi & Angell
United Arab Emirates

Profile
Mr Kothari joined the firm in 2008. He advises both local and international clients on corporate and commercial, mergers and acquisitions, and aviation finance matters.

Mr Kothari has been involved in:
• advising on all aspects of the purchase and sale of businesses, including due diligence, structuring of the transaction, negotiation and documentation of the deal;
• preparing a broad range of commercial agreements;
• advising on the establishment of businesses in the UAE and thereafter assisting such business on a regular basis; and
• acting as the UAE counsel for sale and refinancing of aircrafts

Bar Admissions

Bar Council of Rajasthan, July 2008

Education

National Law University, Jodhpur, India, B.B.A. LL.B. (Corporate Law Honours), 2008
Areas of Practice

Corporate & Commercial | Employment

Articles

DMCC: Expanding the Scope of a Service License
Afridi & Angell, May 2020

A DMCC licensed company holding a valid service license (with one or more of the Eligible Service Activities (identified below)) can apply to the DMCC for a no objection certificate (NOC) to operate/conduct business onshore (i.e. in mainland Dubai outside of the boundaries of the DMCC free zone). The NOC, in itself, is not sufficient to operate onshore. The applicant company will also be required to obtain a permit from the local licensing authority (i.e...

DMCC Company Regulations 2020: Keeping Up with International Best Practices
Afridi & Angell, March 2020

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) Authority has recently issued new company regulations (the Company Regulations 2020). The Company Regulations 2020 came into effect on 2 January 2020 and they repeal and replace the previous DMCC Company Regulations 2003 (DMCC Regulation No. 1 of 2003, as amended by DMCC Regulation No. 1 of 2007, DMCC Regulation No. 1 of 2009 and DMCC Regulation No. 1 of 2013) (the Previous Company Regulations)...

Dubai Development Authority - UBO Requirements
Afridi & Angell, July 2019

The Dubai Development Authority (DDA) (previously known as the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority (TECOM) and the Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA)) is the regulator of entities licensed to conduct business in Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai Outsource City, and other clusters regulated by the DDA...

Additional Articles

• Co-author of Doing Business in the United Arab Emirates 2015/2016, PLC Multi-Jurisdictional Guides
• Co-author of Managers' Liability in UAE Limited Liability Companies, India Business Law Journal July/August 2015
• UAE Limited Liability Companies, IFLR, April 2011
• New law regulates steps for contract termination, Emirates Business 24/7 (May 27, 2009) (co-author)