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Bashir Ahmed

Managing Partner
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Afridi & Angell

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Local Time: Sunday 12:29

Practice Expertise

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Infrastructure & Project Finance

Areas of Practice

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

WSG Leadership

  • WSG Board of Directors - Director 2022-2023
  • WSG Regional Council - Chair 2022-2023
  • Strategic Planning Committee 2020 - Member
  • DealMaker Group - Member
  • Tax Group - Member
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Profile

Bashir is the managing partner of Afridi & Angell. He joined the firm in 1988 and became a partner in 1993. He advises clients on cross-border acquisitions and divestments, general corporate and commercial, private equity, banking, licensing and maritime matters.

Bashir 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.

Bashir has also advised on a number of mining, refinery and smelter projects as well as infrastructure projects.

Bashir's maritime 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 State Bar
- Lahore High Court Bar Association
- International Bar Association

Education
- LL.M., Punjab University Law College in Lahore, Pakistan, 1986
- B.A., Jurisprudence, Oxford University, 1983

Areas of Practice

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

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
- Consistently recommended as a practitioner in banking and finance, corporate and M&A and in shipping, Legal 500 EMEA

- Led the team awarded the ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL's Deals of the Year 2014 award, for the Damac IPO of depositary receipts on the London Stock Exchange


Professional Associations
  • International Bar Association

- Speaker, New Year's Legal Update: UAE Commercial Companies Law, 24 January 2022

- Speaker, Doing Business in the UAE, a Lex Mundi webinar hosted by S. Horowitz & Co. in collaboration with Afridi & Angell, 8 September 2020

Seminars
- Speaker, New Year's Legal Update: UAE Commercial Companies Law, 24 January 2022

- Speaker, Doing Business in the UAE, a Lex Mundi webinar hosted by S. Horowitz & Co. in collaboration with Afridi & Angell, 8 September 2020

Articles

Additional Articles- UAE Economic Substance Requirements (ESR) - “ New Penalties Imposed by the Federal Tax Authority, Afridi & Angell inBrief, 7 June 2022

- Co-author of Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Social Enterprise Report, by Morrison Foerster and Lex Mundi, February 2022

- Contributor of UAE Managing Partner Report 2022, by Lexis Nexis, February 2022

- Co-author of Attachment of Assets, Juris Publishing, 2021

- Co-author of The Restructuring Review (UAE chapter), 14th edition 2021, The Law Reviews

- UAE Economic Substance Requirements - Penalties Imposed by the Federal Tax Authority, Afridi & Angell inBrief, 21 June 2021

- Co-author of Letter before action: Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), 2021, Practical Law Global Guide (Thomson Reuters)

- Co-author of Service of claim documents within the jurisdiction and abroad Q&A: Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), 2021, Practical Law Global Guide (Thomson Reuters)

- Co-author of Litigation and Enforcement in the United Arab Emirates: overview, May 2021, Thomson Reuters Practical Law Global Guide

- Co-author of The Banking Regulation Review - 12th Edition (UAE chapter), March 2021, Lexology, Getting The Deal Through

- Co-author of Lending and taking security in the United Arab Emirates: overview, 2020, Practical Law Global Guide (Thomson Reuters)

- Co-author of Recovery of trade debts Q&A: Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), 2020, Practical Law Global Guide (Thomson Reuters)

- UAE Majority Shareholder No Longer Required, Afridi & Angell Legal Alert, 23 November 2020

- Co-author of Rules of evidence (including cross-border evidence) in civil proceedings Q&A: Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), 2020, Practical Law Global Guide (Thomson Reuters)

- Co-author of Shipping (UAE chapter), 2021, Lexology Getting The Deal Through

- Co-author of Arrest of Vessels, Maritime Law Handbook, 2020, Kluwer Law International (UAE chapter)

- Dubai Family Ownership of Common Property Law, Afridi & Angell inBrief, 22 September 2020

- Co-author of The Restructuring Review (UAE chapter), 13th edition 2020, The Law Reviews

- Repeal of UAE Boycott of Israel Law, Afridi & Angell Legal Alert, 31 August 2020

- Co-author of Service of claim documents within the jurisdiction and abroad Q&A: Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), 2020, Practical Law Global Guide (Thomson Reuters)

- Co-author of Doing Business in the United Arab Emirates, 2020, Practical Law Global Guide (Thomson Reuters)

- Co-author of Letter before action: Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), 2020, Practical Law Global Guide (Thomson Reuters)

- Co-author of Banking Regulation (UAE chapter), 2020, Lexology Getting The Deal Through

- Co-author of Litigation and Enforcement in the United Arab Emirates, 2019, Practical Law Global Guide (Thomson Reuters)

- Dubai Development Authority - UBO Requirements, Afridi & Angell inBrief, 9 July 2019

- DIFC Courts Pierce Veil of Incorporation in Employment/Marital Dispute, Afridi & Angell inBrief, 1 July 2019

- BVI Companies - Economic Substance Law, Afridi & Angell inBrief, 30 April 2019

- New Administrative Fines Imposed by the UAE Insurance Authority, Afridi & Angell Legal Alert, 7 March 2019

- UAE VAT Designated Zones Defined, Afridi & Angell inBrief, 11 January 2018

- UAE Excise Tax: What you need to know!, The Oath, November 2017

- UAE VAT Executive Regulation Update: Free Zone Guidance, Afridi & Angell inBrief, 14 November 2017

- VAT registration in the UAE has commenced, Afridi & Angell inBrief, 10 October 2017

- VAT and Excise Tax, Afridi & Angell inBrief, 1 October 2017

- Co-author of Acquisition Finance (UAE chapter), 2017, Getting The Deal Through

- Evolution of the UAE, Legal Business, May 2017

- Centre for Amicable Settlement of Disputes can no longer mediate disputes when a bank is a party to such dispute, Afridi & Angell inBrief, May 2017

- New UAE Pledge Law over Movable Assets, Afridi & Angell inBrief, January 2017

- UAE - A developing destination for international business, The Lawyer, 5 September 2016

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