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Afridi & Angell

Abdus Samad

Abdus Samad

Senior Associate


  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Corporate & Commercial

WSG Practice Industries


Afridi & Angell
United Arab Emirates

Mr Samad joined Afridi & Angell in 2012. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial matters.

Some of his recent transactions include:
• Advising the vendor on the sale of its interest in a UAE based manufacturer of aerosols and sealants.
• Advising the vendors on the sale of an eighty percent stake in a Dubai-based school to a GCC private equity firm for AED 160 million.
• Advising a group of investors on their investment in a Dubai based food and beverage business.
• Advising a client on the structuring and set-up of its joint venture operations in the DIFC.
• Advising an international real estate brokerage on the set-up of its UAE franchise.
• Advising multiple banking clients on the implementation of the UAE Direct Debit System.

Bar Admissions

Punjab Bar Council


Kings College London, 2011
Areas of Practice

Banking & Financial Services | Corporate & Commercial


COVID-19: Entry into the Emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Afridi & Angell, September 2020

On 12 September 2020, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) reported 1007 new COVID-19 cases in the UAE. With the number of cases rising both within the UAE and in most other countries, the UAE government has reiterated the importance of adhering to preventive guidelines and has further placed safeguards, particularly in Abu Dhabi, to ensure that those traveling to the UAE are confined to prevent the transmission of the virus...

Recent Amendments to the Commercial Agency Law
Afridi & Angell, September 2020

As many will know, Federal Law 18 of 1981 (the Commercial Agency Law; or CAL) regulates agency, distributorship and franchise relationships in the UAE, regardless of the nomenclature used to describe them...

Directors' Duties in DIFC
Afridi & Angell, April 2019

Introduction On 12 November 2018, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) introduced a suite of new legislation concerning companies operating in or from the DIFC. This consists of DIFC Law 5 of 2018 (the Companies Law), DIFC Law 7 of 2018, the Companies Regulations and the Operating Regulations...

Additional Articles

• Co-author of the UAE chapter of The Private Wealth & Private Client Review, 4th edition 2015, Law Business Research
• Co-author of the UAE chapter of Protecting Wealth: A Jurisdictional Guide (China Edition), 2015, Global City Media

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