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Afridi & Angell

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

United Arab Emirates

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Afridi & Angell

Afridi & Angell's team has 'a sophisticated attitude combined with real on-the-ground experience of how the UAE legal system works in practice'. Bashir Ahmed advises borrowers on nine-figure dirham work, alongside acting for banks from elsewhere in the Middle East, India and the Northern Emirates. Masood K Afridi also has restructuring expertise. Amjad Ali Khan, now a senior consultant at the firm, advises the International Securities Lending Association, among others.

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

Afridi & Angell

'Very down-to-earth and approachable' firm Afridi & Angell is 'unique in that it can provide international quality services and advice on local law issues'. Bashir Ahmed and associate Abdus Samad advised Gulf Piping Company on its sale to Emirates Business Group for over $100m. Masood K Afridi and Scottish-qualified counsel Danielle Lobo advised Al Kabeer Group on the sale of a majority stake in the frozen food company to Savola Group, which among other businesses owns Saudi Arabia's Panda supermarket chain. James Bowden is 'a very solid individual - responsive, trustworthy and personal while also providing commercially, technically excellent and realistic advice'; he assisted Global Mobility Invest with a majority sale to Kerry Logistics, which involved the disposal of assets in nine CIS countries. In the restructuring space, Bowden advised Kuoni Travel Investments on a restructuring prior to the company's sale to JTB Corporation. In another cross-border deal, the group advised Huda Beauty, the business formed by Dubai-based American beauty vlogger Huda Kattan, on the UAE structuring of a partial sale of the business to a private equity investor. Competition law is another area of expertise.

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

Afridi & Angell

Afridi & Angell fields 'a thoroughly professional and hardworking team that is very accessible and easy to work with'; it handles a diverse range of disputes work, including handling Arabic-language court litigation strategy for a client base that ranges from major industrial businesses to private clients. Haider Afridi handles matters including DIAC arbitrations, and DIFC litigation. Stuart Walker is another key name at partner level. Counsel Chatura Randeniya - who has expertise honed at the Sri Lankan Bar - is another key contact.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Afridi & Angell

Afridi & Angell¬†earns praise for its ‚Äėimpressive response times‚Äô and ‚Äėaccurate advice‚Äô. The team is particularly prized for its record in contentious work, with recent cases involving harassment, confidential information and unfair dismissal. It also handles transactional and advisory issues. Group head Charles Laubach¬†and regulatory expert Stuart Walker¬†are recommended.

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Energy and infrastructure
Energy and infrastructure - ranked: tier 4

Afridi & Angell

At Afridi & Angell, Amjad Ali Khan, James Bowden and Masood K Afridi handle solar and district cooling work, as well as regulatory matters in the industry. Adite Aloke is a key senior associate. Clients include Sinosure.

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Islamic finance
Islamic finance - ranked: tier 3

Afridi & Angell

At Afridi & Angell, Bashir Ahmed advised Sharjah Islamic Bank on the issuance of convertible sukuk certificates to the Sharjah Social Security Bank, and subsequent use of that facility. He also advises borrowers and banks from the Northern Emirates on murabaha and ijara facilities. Rahat Dar is a notable associate.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Afridi & Angell

Afridi & Angell, which has particularly strong links with developers,¬†finds favour for its ‚Äėproactive, agile and responsive approach‚Äô. Key contact Shahram Safai¬†advised Eagle Hills on the AED2.7bn development of three real estate projects in Sharjah. HDS Estates¬†and Union Properties are also clients.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 3

Afridi & Angell

Afridi & Angell‚Äôs group is led by¬†Bashir Ahmed¬†‚ÄĒ ‚Äėa well-rounded lawyer with¬†thorough knowledge of the maritime industry‚Äô. Maritime disputes are the mainstay of the practice but it also handles regulatory, transactional and environmental matters. Clients include Steamship Mutual ‚Äď P&I Club and National Bank of Fujairah.

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United Arab Emirates

Offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah

Legal Developments by:
Afridi & Angell

  • New Administrative Fines Imposed by the UAE Insurance Authority

    On 6 January 2019, UAE Cabinet Resolution No. 7 of 2019 Concerning the Administrative Fines Imposed by the Insurance Authority was published in the UAE Official Gazette, which lists a total of 204 items that are considered to be violations by the Insurance Authority and their corresponding penalties. This resolution will come into force on 6 April 2019 and will apply to any person, company or insurance-related professional that commits any of the violations listed in the resolution. 
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