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Afridi & Angell

Elizabeth Brachaniec

Elizabeth Brachaniec



  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Real Estate & Construction

WSG Practice Industries


Afridi & Angell
United Arab Emirates

Elizabeth's practice focuses on corporate and commercial, transactional and real estate. She provides general corporate and real estate advice to a broad range of public and private companies.

Elizabeth joined Afridi & Angell in March 2020. Prior to joining the firm, Elizabeth was a real estate associate at a leading Canadian firm in Toronto. Her practice involved a wide range of commercial real estate matters, including purchase and sale transactions, financings and leasing. She advised domestic and international clients, including real estate companies, pension funds, real estate investors, landlords and tenants. She also provided real estate advice in connection with domestic and international mergers and acquisition transactions.

Elizabeth has a wealth of knowledge in commercial leasing, including sale/leaseback transactions, design-build lease transactions and negotiating leases for office, retail and industrial properties.

Bar Admissions

- Law Society of Ontario
- Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
- Canadian Bar Association
- Toronto Lawyers Association


- J.D., Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, 2016
- Bachelor of Business Administration, Acadia University, Nova Scotia, 2012
Areas of Practice

Corporate & Commercial | Real Estate & Construction


COVID-19 and Commercial Leases in the UAE
Afridi & Angell, September 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has swept the globe like a tsunami and it continues to impact countries and their economies worldwide. The UAE is no exception. Businesses have come under increased cost pressure as revenues decline. Such cost pressure primarily involves real estate leasing costs. In this inBrief, we look at the impact Covid-19 has had on commercial leases...

Underperforming real estate: Can REIT (funds) assist developers in the UAE?
Afridi & Angell, July 2020

During these unprecedented times, developers all over the world are actively looking for solutions to deal with underperforming real estate. For developers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), real estate investment funds (otherwise known as REITs) may offer a solution to the problem. A REIT is a public or private investment fund which is established to invest a certain percentage (as stipulated by law) of its assets in real estate...

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