Afridi & Angell

Legal Services | United Arab Emirates
tel: +971 4 330 3900 | fax: +971 4 330 3800
Emirates Towers Offices, Level 35 | Sheikh Zayed Road | Dubai | P.O. Box 9371 | United Arab Emirates

Main Contacts

Bashir Ahmed

Managing Partner

Samera Marei

Director of Business Development and Marketing



Afridi & Angell is a leading full-service business law firm in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). The firm, one of the oldest in the U.A.E., was established in 1975, not long after the formation of the U.A.E. in 1971.

Our history and reputation for quality legal work has made the firm an integral part of the country's legal landscape and one of the premier law firms in the region. The quality and high standards of the firm are set and preserved by the partners who have many years of experience in the U.A.E. Our lawyers are trained in international jurisdictions and bring with them international experience and the world's business languages.

We advise local, regional and international clients on a wide range of transactions and legal issues. Our commitment to practical and solution-based advice is valued and recognised by clients.

Our clients are the core focus of our business strategy. Our holistic approach means we consider client matters as a whole with a view to obtaining the best result for the client and minimising potential future risks.

As one of the most established law firms in the U.A.E., our partners boast an unrivaled range and depth of local, regional and international experience. Their innate understanding of client needs coupled with their 'hands on' approach to client matters has undoubtedly formed the basis for the firm's sustained and growing international reputation.

We pride ourselves on being multi-specialists. This versatility makes our service consistent, effective and cost-efficient.

"Afridi & Angell provides 'consistently high service' and 'a creative and solution-oriented' approach, and caters to a mix of local and international clients."

Legal 500 EMEA 2013

Year this Office was Established: 1975
Lawyers Worldwide: 40


Areas of Practice

Representative Clients



Aleefa  Ahmed

Aleefa Ahmed

Omer H Bakri

Omer H Bakri

Ramesh  Fernando

Ramesh Fernando

Tanya  Garg

Tanya Garg

Nazim  Hashim

Nazim Hashim

Senior Associate
Stincy  Joseph

Stincy Joseph

Senior Associate
Manaf  Khreis

Manaf Khreis

Zaid  Mahomed

Zaid Mahomed

Mamoun  Osman

Mamoun Osman

Maria  Palmou

Maria Palmou

Senior Associate
Ananya  Pandit

Ananya Pandit

Sulakshana  Senanayake

Sulakshana Senanayake

Senior Associate
Ayush  Sharma

Ayush Sharma

Alex  Vromans

Alex Vromans


Of Counsel

C.  Chakradaran

C. Chakradaran

Senior Counsel
Amjad A Khan

Amjad A Khan

Senior Counsel


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Afridi & Angell announces New Partners

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