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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
Email:
Web:
www.afridi-angell.com
Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah

Stuart Walker

Tel:
Work +971 4 330 3900
Email:
Afridi & Angell

Work Department

Dubai International Financial Centre Laws, Banking and Financial Services in the UAE and DIFC (conventional and Islamic), Capital Markets, Corporate Governance and Regulatory Compliance, Corporate and Commercial, Employment, Preparation and Registration of DIFC Wills

Position

Mr Walker's primary practice includes financial services regulation, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and employment matters. He leads the field in advising parties during Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) investigations and, where necessary, negotiating settlements on their behalf. Mr Walker was instructed by the first authorised firm to be fined by the DFSA and has since gone on to advise in connection with a significant number of DFSA investigations.

Career

Mr Walker joined Afridi & Angell in 2003 and became a partner in 2008. Prior to joining the firm Mr Walker was a solicitor in the banking department of Lovells in London. He lived and worked in London, Hong Kong, New York and Dubai. Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, he wrote for and edited various trade journals and other publications.

Languages

English.

Member

Solicitor, Law Society of England & Wales, 2001, Financial Services Lawyers Association, British Business Group, Dubai and Northern Emirates.

Education

Legal Practice Course, College of Law, London, 1999, Common Professional Examination, University of Hong Kong, 1997, BA (Hons.), Sociology and Economics, University of York, England, 1993.


United Arab Emirates

Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: arbitration and international litigation

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

Within: Employment

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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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. 
    - Afridi & Angell

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