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Bashir Ahmed

Managing Partner
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Afridi & Angell

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Local Time: Monday 16:10

Practice Expertise

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Insurance

Areas of Practice

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Insurance
  • Maritime, Shipping & Transport
  • Private Equity & Acquisitions
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WSG Practice Industries

WSG Leadership

  • WSG Board of Directors - Director 2021-2022
  • WSG Regional Council - Chair 2021-2022
  • Strategic Planning Committee 2020 - Member
  • DealMaker Group - Member
  • Tax Group - Member
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Profile

Mr Ahmed joined the firm in 1988 and became a partner in 1993. He advises clients on cross-border, general corporate and commercial, private equity, banking, licensing and maritime matters.

Mr Ahmed has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border acquisitions where he advises buyers and sellers on the due diligence process, the deal structuring, and drafting of agreements in connections with acquiring and divesting of share interest in the UAE. He also advises international and domestic banks on a wide range of matters including loan and credit facilities, syndications and regulatory matters. He was seconded to the regional office of an international bank for a period of 18 months, and acted as counsel for the Middle East and South Asia operations.

His martime practice involves advising ship owners and P&I Clubs, dry docks and a number of ship repair companies on shipbuilding contracts, arrest of vessels, cargo claims, as well as advising on disputes. He represents a number of banks on ship financing transactions.

Bar Admissions
New York Bar Association
Lahore High Court Bar Association

Education
LLM, Punjab University Law College in Lahore, Pakistan, 1986
BA, Jurisprudence, Oxford University, 1983

Areas of Practice

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Insurance
  • Maritime, Shipping & Transport
  • Private Equity & Acquisitions

Professional Career



Professional Associations
  • International Bar Association

Articles

Additional Articles• Co-author of Acquisition Finance (UAE chapter), 2016, Getting the Deal Through
• Co-author of Banking Regulation (UAE chapter), 2016, Getting the Deal Through
• Co-author of Doing Business in the United Arab Emirates, 2015/16, PLC Multi-jurisdictional Guide
• Co-author of Acquisition Finance (UAE chapter), 2015, Getting the Deal Through
• Co-author of Banking Regulation (UAE chapter), 2015, Getting the Deal Through
• Co-author of Litigation and Enforcement in the United Arab Emirates, 2015/2016, PLC Multi-jurisdictional Guide
• Co-author of The Restructuring Review (UAE chapter), 8th edition 2015, The Law Reviews
• Dubai as the world's capital of Islamic Economy: The roadmap ahead, Islamic Finance News Roundtable (series 2014)
• Co-author of Arrest of Vessels, Maritime Law Handbook, 2015, Kluwer Law International


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