Main Practice Areas
- Compliance and Regulatory
- Dispute Resolution
- Government Licensing
- Maritime, Shipping & Transport
- Private Equity, Acquisitions
- Venture Capital
- Banking & Finance
- Corporate and Commercial
- Financial Services Regulation
- Infrastructure and Project Finance
- International Trade Controls
- Military Procurement & Offsets
- Real Estate & Construction
- Technology, Media and Telecommunications
Founded in 1975, Afridi & Angell is a full-service UAE law firm in its fifth decade at the forefront of the legal community. From the beginning, our hallmarks have been a commitment to quality, unsurpassed knowledge of the law and the legal environment, and crafting of innovative business solutions. Licensed in the three largest Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah as well as the Dubai International Financial Centre, our practice areas include banking and finance; corporate and commercial law; arbitration and litigation; construction; real estate; infrastructure projects; energy; project finance; maritime (wet and dry); and employment. We advise local, regional and global clients ranging in size and sophistication from start-ups, sole proprietorships, family-owned businesses, entrepreneurs and investors to some of the world’s largest public and private companies, governments and quasi-government institutions. We attract and retain clients with our dedication to practical guidance focused on their business needs supported by decades of experience in our home jurisdiction, the UAE.
Afridi & Angell is the exclusive member firm in the UAE of top legal networks and associations, most notably Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, and World Services Group.
Recent Awards and Recognition
- Honourable Mention for Regional Law Firm of the Year, Banking & Finance Team of the Year, and Employment Team of the Year, The Oath Middle East Legal Awards 2018.
- Highly Commended for Regional Law Firm of the Year (large practice), Legal Week’s Middle East Legal Awards 2018.
- Regional Law Firm of the Year Award (small practice), The Oath Middle East Legal Awards 2016.
- Honourable Mention for “responsiveness”, In-House Coummunity Firms of the Year, 2017.
Afridi & Angell
Address (Dubai): Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Office Tower, Level 35, PO Box 9371, Dubai, UAE
Tel: (971) 4 330 3900
Fax: (971) 4 330 3800
Address (Abu Dhabi): The Towers at the Trade Center, West Tower, Level 12, PO Box 3961 Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: (971) 2 610 1010
Fax: (971) 2 627 2905
Address (DIFC): Emirates Financial Towers, North Tower, Office 316, PO Box 9371, Dubai, UAE
Tel: (971) 4 355 1414
Fax: (971) 4 330 3800
Address (Sharjah): Al Baker Tower 5, Office 601, Al Khan, Al Mamzar, PO Box 5925, Sharjah, UAE
Tel: (971) 6 568 1062
Fax: (971) 6 568 2336
Contacts: Bashir Ahmed, Masood Afridi
Number of Employees: 75
Year Established: 1975
Languages Spoken: Arabic, English, Afrikaans, Dutch, Farsi, French, Hindi, Japanese, Sinhalese, Urdu