Bashir Ahmed

Managing Partner

Mr Ahmed is managing partner of Afridi & Angell. He was elected managing partner in 2016 and is the fourth managing partner in the firm's over 40 years' history. He joined Afridi & Angell in 1988 and became a partner in 1993.

Mr Ahmed advises clients on cross-border, general corporate and commercial, private equity, banking, licensing and maritime matters. 

He 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.

His martime 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.      


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


  • New York State Bar
  • Lahore High Court Bar Association


  • LLM, Punjab University Law College in Lahore, Pakistan, 1986
  • BA, Jurisprudence, Oxford University, 1983


  • English