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Afridi & Angell

Saurbh Kothari

Saurbh Kothari

Senior Associate


  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Employment

WSG Practice Industries


Afridi & Angell
United Arab Emirates

Mr Kothari joined the firm in 2008. He advises both local and international clients on corporate and commercial, mergers and acquisitions, and aviation finance matters.

Mr Kothari has been involved in:
• advising on all aspects of the purchase and sale of businesses, including due diligence, structuring of the transaction, negotiation and documentation of the deal;
• preparing a broad range of commercial agreements;
• advising on the establishment of businesses in the UAE and thereafter assisting such business on a regular basis; and
• acting as the UAE counsel for sale and refinancing of aircrafts

Bar Admissions

Bar Council of Rajasthan, July 2008


National Law University, Jodhpur, India, B.B.A. LL.B. (Corporate Law Honours), 2008
Areas of Practice

Corporate & Commercial | Employment


UAE FDI: Latest Developments
Afridi & Angell, July 2021

Since our 4 July inBrief on the UAE permitting 100 per cent foreign ownership for certain activities, there have been some significant developments which we will discuss below. List of Strategic Impact Activities The UAE Cabinet has now issued a list of strategic impact activities and the rules for licensing companies that engage in any of the listed strategic impact activities...

UAE FDI: The Doors are Open to Foreign Investors but What are the Practical Considerations?
Afridi & Angell, July 2021

As most readers will now know either via the press or through other legal publications, the requirement for a limited liability company (LLC) to have at least 51 per cent UAE national ownership was removed on 30 March 2021 pursuant to Federal Decree-Law 26 of 2020 (Decree Law).   Under the Decree Law, local licensing authorities (i.e...

UAE Economic Substance Requirements – Penalties Imposed by the Federal Tax Authority
Afridi & Angell, June 2021

The Federal Tax Authority (the FTA) has started to impose penalties on businesses that have failed to submit their economic substance notifications by the set deadline of 30 June 2020 for the financial period ended on 31 December 2019, and the economic substance reports by the set deadline of 31 December 2020 for the financial period ended on 31 December 2019...

Additional Articles

• Co-author of Doing Business in the United Arab Emirates 2015/2016, PLC Multi-Jurisdictional Guides
• Co-author of Managers' Liability in UAE Limited Liability Companies, India Business Law Journal July/August 2015
• UAE Limited Liability Companies, IFLR, April 2011
• New law regulates steps for contract termination, Emirates Business 24/7 (May 27, 2009) (co-author)

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