Abdus Samad

Associate, Dubai Office

Mr Samad joined Afridi & Angell in 2012. He specialises in M&A and transactional work, as well as general corporate/commercial matters. He has extensive knowledge and experience in cross-border transactional and corporate advisory matters, including complex acquisitions and divestures, for a broad range of public and private clients.

Some of his notable transactions include:

  • Advising the Kering Group on a review of their privacy policy for compliance with UAE law. The matter involved over 50 jurisdictions and Afridi & Angell acted as UAE counsel.
  • Advising SAP Ariba on compliance obligations in the UAE including requirements to comply with UAE data protection and privacy laws. This was also a global matter where Afridi & Angell acted as UAE counsel. 
  • Advising Yoox Net-a-Porter in preparing a privacy policy for their UAE operations. 
  • Advising the seller in the sale of three related schools in the Emirate of Sharjah for US$100 million. The seller will continue to own the property on which the schools are built and will lease the property to the purchaser as part of the completion requirements. 
  • Advising the vendors on the sale of an eighty percent stake in a Dubai-based school to a GCC private equity firm for AED 200 million. 
  • Advising the vendor on the sale of its interest in a UAE based manufacturer of aerosols and sealants. 
  • Advising a group of investors on their investment in a Dubai based food and beverage business. Advising a client on the structuring and set-up of its joint venture operations in the DIFC. 
  • Advising an international real estate brokerage on the set-up of its UAE franchise. 
  • Advising multiple banking clients on the implementation of the UAE Direct Debit System.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Corporate and Commercial

QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

  • Punjab Bar Council

EDUCATION

  • LLB, Kings College London, 2011

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Urdu

PUBLICATIONS