Gregory J Mayew

Partner, Abu Dhabi Office

Mr Mayew joined Afridi & Angell in 2003 and became a partner in 2007.  His practice covers a wide range of areas including  general corporate law, corporate finance, securities law, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory law, corporate governance and compliance, and doing business in the UAE and the Middle East.

Some of Mr Mayew's work includes:

  • advising foreign and local companies on setting up joint ventures in Abu Dhabi and the UAE;
  • providing general advice to UAE-based banks on lending, security, legal and regulatory issues;
  • advising various corporate clients regarding loan facilities from local banks;
  • providing legal opinions to local and international lenders on various aspects of project finance and capital market transactions;
  • representing lenders, borrowers, issuers and investment banks in corporate finance, structured finance and capital market transactions;
  • advising local and foreign parties on UAE securities law issues; and
  • advising clients on general corporate matters relating to the conduct of business in the region.  

Prior to joining the firm Mr Mayew was an associate with Dewey Ballantine in New York and London.


  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Infrastructure and Project Finance
  • Regulatory Compliance 
  • Capital Markets and Privatisation
  • Securities Law
  • Defense and Offsets
  • Banking and Financial Services


  • New York State Bar


  • JD, University of Minnesota, 1999
  • SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993
  • BA, University of Denver, 1990


  • English
  • Arabic
  • French