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Afridi & Angell

JUMEIRAH EMIRATES TOWERS, OFFICE TOWER, LEVEL 35, SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD, PO BOX 9371, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Tel:
Work +971 4 330 3900
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Web:
www.afridi-angell.com
Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah

United Arab Emirates

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Afridi & Angell

At Afridi & Angell, ‘the partners understand the local terrain and lend their opinion on the potential implications in the less transparent areas of the law’. Senior consultant Amjad Ali Khan is ‘an authority on banking and finance’ – he and Stuart Walker advised Emirates on the sale and leaseback of five flight simulators. Bashir Ahmed is ‘a highly experienced and seasoned professional’ – he advised Damas Real Estate on a restructuring of existing loans. Masood Afridi heads the project finance side of the practice. Also recommended are Charles Laubach, who is noted for his trade finance expertise, and senior associate Vivek Agrawalla.

Leading individuals

Amjad Ali Khan - Afridi & Angell

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Afridi & Angell

Afridi & Angell, which handles M&A deals and local corporate and commercial work, ‘provides excellent service from commercially astute and experienced lawyers’. Bashir Ahmed is advising Amazon on regulatory matters regarding its product range in the UAE. James Bowden, who is ‘practical and knowledgeable’, advised Yoox Net-A-Porter Group on a joint venture with Symphony Investments, using a DIFC trust structure. Shahram Safai and senior consultant Amjad Ali Khan are also key contacts.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Afridi & Angell

Afridi & Angell represents employers and employees in a range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Stuart Walker advises a private client in a case regarding employment status before the Dubai courts, while Charles Laubach handles advisory matters and DIFC employment litigation. Bashir Ahmed advises BGRS on legal issues regarding its employees in the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre.

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Energy and infrastructure
Energy and infrastructure - ranked: tier 4

Afridi & Angell

In addition to its experience handling project financing and district cooling matters, Afridi & Angell is noted for its particular strength in energy matters related to Pakistan. Masood Afridi advised Hawa Holding on the development of a 50MW wind project in the Jhimpir wind corridor.

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 3

Afridi & Angell

Afridi & Angell acts for a number of Islamic banks and ‘places an emphasis on long-term objectives and building lasting client relationships’. In addition to his workload involving wakalas and sukuks, Bashir Ahmed advised Ajman Bank on a $250m facility provided by a syndicate of other banks through a commodity murabaha. Other clients include Al Hilal Bank and Noor Bank. Rahat Dar is a senior associate of note.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Afridi & Angell

Afridi & Angell has a track record advising local and international investors on projects in the UAE. Shahram Safai advised China Lesso on the AED1bn purchase of a plot of land for the construction of a shopping centre. Other highlights concern leasing and real estate funds.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 4

Afridi & Angell

At Afridi & Angell, Bashir Ahmed acts for a number of shipowners, and handles vessel arrests, superyacht transactions and limitation fund matters.

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United Arab Emirates: Dispute resolution

Arbitration and international litigation
Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation - ranked: tier 3

Afridi & Angell

Afridi & Angell has ‘a small but very knowledgeable arbitration team’, which ‘provides good advice and guidance in managing clients’ legal issues’. Haider Afridi handles matters ranging from debt recovery, commercial covering both arbitration and expert determination as well as DIFC and cross-border litigation. Counsel Chatura Randeniyaprovides strong common-sense guidance and exhibits broad local knowledge’.

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United Arab Emirates

Offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah

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