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Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota (AC&H)
United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota (AC&H) has an active cross-border M&A practice that covers Africa, South-East Asia and the GCC. Managing partner Atiq S. Anjarwalla heads the practice and is a key point of contact for mandates involving Kenyan law. Adil Shafi  is another key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Atiq S. Anjarwalla

Other key lawyers:

Adil Shafi


‘Atiq Anjarwalla & Ian Gaitta – Great knowledge, attention to detail and negotiating ability.’

‘They are very prompt, responsive, smart and caring and very practical.’

‘AC&H under the leadership of Mr. Atiq Anjarwalla has always set new and higher standards for legal practice.’

‘Their dynamic approach to business expansion without compromising on the quality of legal services is inspiring.’

‘Their focus on their lawyers through internal and external training programs and collaborative associations with other law firms is testament to their values and ethos as an organization which is rooted in shared knowledge and growth.’

‘In addition to a strong legal understanding, Adil Shafi’s commercial acumen sets him apart from his peers. His responsiveness, round the clock availability and constant thirst for learning is reflective of his solid work ethic.’

Key clients

CPAS Management DWC-LLC

The Alliance Group, Africa

Minti Motorsport Limited

Betika Group

Technomedics International (Private) Limited

Taurus Wealth Management Limited

Work highlights

  • Acting for an organisation that operates in the manufacturing, FMCG, frozen foods, cosmetics, real estate, home appliances, electronics sectors on a global restructuring exercise involving the UAE and other countries.
  • Acting for Technomedics International on the proposed acquisition of the entire shareholding of JF&I Packaging (Pvt), including its wholly owned subsidiary in the UAE.
  • Acting for the shareholders of a group of companies operating in the food industry in Kenya on the sale of a minority stake in the group to an Africa-focused investment company, Tana Africa Capital.

United Arab Emirates > Banking and finance: Corporate finance (including Islamic lending)

Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota (AC&H)'s Adil Shafi acts for lenders and borrowers on matters spanning the UAE, Africa and Pakistan.

Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota (ALN UAE) is one of the UAEs pre-eminent, full service corporate and commercial law firms and a leading regional powerhouse based in Dubai.   

The firm’s consolidated and seamless cross-border offering is driven by a diverse and talented team of over 100 lawyers based in our Dubai, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi and Mombasa offices. Our lawyers have wide-ranging experience and deep knowledge of the market, which optimally positions them to provide pragmatic advice to clients navigating the local landscape.

The firm has extensive expertise handling sophisticated transactions across sectors, including in financial services, mining, energy, manufacturing, telecommunications and hospitality. ALN UAE’s core practice areas include:

    • Corporate commercial
    • Complex mergers and acquisitions
    • Tax
    • Competition
    • Banking and project finance
    • Projects and infrastructure
    • Real estate
    • Capital markets
    • Employment
    • Corporate restructuring and insolvency
    • Forensics, investigations and compliance

ALN UAE is recognised as a market leader by distinguished global legal guides, including Chambers Global, IFLR1000, and Legal 500 and our market-leading offering is bolstered by our pan-African reach through ALN, an integrated alliance of the leading full-service corporate law firms in 15 African countries and the UAE.

Corporate, Banking and Finance Atiq S. 4 452 9091
Corporate, Banking and Finance Adil 4 452 9091
Corporate, Banking and Finance Ziad 4 452 9091
Dispute Resolution Khurram 4 4529091


ALN UAE|Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota (AC&H) has built a diverse team, which now services a large and diverse client base. As a firm, we have realised that being a diverse and inclusive workplace enables us to offer our clients a variety of mindsets when approaching complex legal issues. The firm’s inclusive nature is evident in its recruitment, promotion, and client engagement decisions and applies to gender, race, tribe, religion, socio-economic background, and political affiliation. AC&H’s gender parity ratio is currently at 33% female staff and 67% male staff, cutting across various nationalities.

In supporting holistic growth for employees, the firm has introduced the ‘He Matters’ and ‘She Matters’ programmes as an employee engagement initiative that involves a series of talks for supporting female and male employees in navigating the unique challenges they face in the workplace.

Pro Bono

AC&H provides pro bono legal services focusing on charitable, religious, civic, community, non-profit and educational matters affecting institutions with limited resources. Our pro bono efforts are strategic, targeted and collaborative, allowing our lawyers to be part of a positive social change as they assist causes that provide the maximum benefit to society. Our Pro Bono policy encourages our professional staff to each spend at least 25 hours a year providing pro bono services.

We believe knowledge through education is key to developing the rule of law in Africa and globally. Through the ALN Academy, we are commitment to drive and increase the flow of legal knowledge and the rule of law circulating within the continent and enhancing the rule of law and the establishment of best practice across the continent of Africa.


Our commitment as a firm is to drive long-term profits and maximize positive impact for our own stakeholders being our staff and clients. Working collaboratively within our firm, within our communities and society, and with our clients we use the law to build a better world for all. By focusing on specific projects and initiatives in the environment, on social matters and on governance, we aim to achieve ambitious targets for our business and to collaborate externally to achieve a positive and long last impact.