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Danielle Lobo

Danielle Lobo



  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Infrastructure & Project Finance
  • Private Equity & Acquisitions

WSG Practice Industries


Afridi & Angell
United Arab Emirates

Ms Lobo practices corporate and commercial law and has a wealth of experience in advising vendors, trade purchasers and management with both the acquisition and disposal of companies.

Ms Lobo also advises on private equity investments including advising on the funding of start-up companies and a number of oil and gas technology companies.

Danielle joined Afridi & Angell in 2010. Prior to joining the firm, she was a solicitor with a global firm in Scotland.

Bar Admissions

Law Society of Scotland, United Kingdom


University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Areas of Practice

Corporate & Commercial | Infrastructure & Project Finance | Private Equity & Acquisitions

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

DLA Piper Scotland LLP, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The ADGM Companies Regulations 2020
Afridi & Angell, May 2020

The Abu Dhabi Global Market has announced amendments to its Companies Regulations. The Companies Regulations 2020 (2020 Regulations) repeal the Companies Regulations 2015 (as amended). We have summarised below the key changes under the 2020 Regulations...

DMCC: Expanding the Scope of a Service License
Afridi & Angell, May 2020

A DMCC licensed company holding a valid service license (with one or more of the Eligible Service Activities (identified below)) can apply to the DMCC for a no objection certificate (NOC) to operate/conduct business onshore (i.e. in mainland Dubai outside of the boundaries of the DMCC free zone). The NOC, in itself, is not sufficient to operate onshore. The applicant company will also be required to obtain a permit from the local licensing authority (i.e...

Foreign Direct Investment in the UAE: The Approval of the Positive List
Afridi & Angell, April 2020

On 23 September 2018 Federal Decree-Law 19 of 2018 regarding Foreign Direct Investment (the FDI Law) was issued. Through the FDI Law the foundations were laid for the relaxation of the 51 per cent UAE national ownership requirement for companies incorporated onshore in the UAE...

Additional Articles

• Co-author of Private Equity in United Arab Emirates: Market and Regulatory Overview, 2016/2017, PLC Multi-Jurisdictional Guides
• Co-author of Private Equity in United Arab Emirates: Market and Regulatory Overview, 2015/2016, PLC Multi-Jurisdictional Guides
• Co-author of the UAE chapter of Corporate Governance, 2015, International Comparative Legal Guide
• UAE Corporate Exit Strategies and Legal Considerations, Lawyer Monthly, June 2013
• Company Directors, European Lawyer Reference 2012 (co-author of UAE chapter)

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