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Afridi & Angell

Rahat Dar

Rahat Dar

Senior Associate


  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Infrastructure & Project Finance
  • Private Equity & Acquisitions

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Afridi & Angell
United Arab Emirates

Mr Dar joined Afridi & Angell in 2011. His practice includes banking and finance, M&A and general corporate matters. Mr Dar has advised companies and financial institutions on a range of financing transactions, including conventional and Islamic finance. He has extensive experience of working with bank Shari’a and Fatwa supervisory boards, and independent Shari’a scholars, in structuring a variety of Islamic financing transactions (including, Istisna’a, Ijara, Murabaha, Musharaka and Mudaraba). Mr Dar has also advised local and overseas companies on a range of corporate and capital markets transactions, including cross-border acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, distribution and IPOs.

Prior to joining Afridi & Angell, Mr Dar was a corporate associate in the London offices of Hogan Lovells and Dorsey & Whitney, where he advised on a wide range of international mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and secondary offerings in the US and UK (AIM and the Official List).

Bar Admissions

Law Society of England and Wales


M.A. in Legal Practice (Banking and Capital Markets), 2003
LL.B University of Leicester, 2001
Areas of Practice

Banking & Financial Services | Corporate & Commercial | Infrastructure & Project Finance | Private Equity & Acquisitions


Implementing Regulation to the New Movable Security Registration Law
Afridi & Angell, May 2021

Since the issuance of Federal Law No...

New Law on Registering Security over Movable Assets
Afridi & Angell, September 2020

Federal Law No. 4 of 2020 on Guaranteeing Rights Related to Movables (the New Mortgage Law), which came into effect on 1 June 2020, has updated the regime for registering security interests over movable assets in the UAE. The new regime The New Mortgage Law repealed Federal Law No. 20 of 2016 on Mortgaging of Movable Property as Security for Debts (the Old Mortgage Law)...

Netting Arrangements in Qualified Financial Contracts Made Enforceable
Afridi & Angell, October 2018

For decades, banks and other counterparties in the UAE have obtained financial services from foreign financial institutions. Industry bodies, such as the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), the International Capital Market Association and the International Securities Lending Association, have developed standard documentation for these kinds of transactions...

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