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Afridi & Angell

Zeina Al Oraibi-El Zein

Zeina Al Oraibi-El Zein



  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate and Business

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Afridi & Angell
United Arab Emirates

Ms El Zein joined Afridi & Angell in 2008. Her practice is focused primarily on corporate and commercial matters.

She has been involved in:
- advising on the establishment of businesses in the UAE, preparing documentation related thereto, and later assisting such businesses on a regular basis;
- negotiating with private and government counterparties on behalf of clients;
- advising on the purchase and sale of business, including conducting due diligence, structuring and negotiating the transaction;
- preparing a broad range of commercial agreements, including national agency agreements, partnership agreements, and transfer of business agreements; and
- acting for a client in changing the company's legal form from a public joint stock to a private joint stock company.

Bar Admissions

Beirut Bar Association


Post Graduate Diploma in International & Diplomatic Affairs, Beirut Arab University, 2007
LLB, Faculty of Law & Political Sciences, Lebanese University, 2005
Areas of Practice

Commercial Law | Corporate and Business


Legal Reforms in Abu Dhabi
Afridi & Angell, May 2018

Abu Dhabi has introduced new rules governing the functioning of the Emirate’s judiciary. The new rules appear in Abu Dhabi Law 13 of 2018, which amends Abu Dhabi Law 23 of 2006 on the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. The new provisions largely address internal matters related to the functioning of the courts, such as the composition of panels of the courts and the accountability of judges. But two features could be of more general interest...

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