Amjad Ali Khan

Senior Consultant, Dubai Office

Mr Khan is a co-founder and former managing partner of Afridi & Angell. He joined the firm in 1982 and became a partner in 1988. He stepped down as managing partner in 2016, after being in that position and overseeing the firm's growth for over a decade.  Mr Khan advises on both conventional and Shari'a compliant transactions. He represents the

Mr Khan is a co-founder and former managing partner of Afridi & Angell. He joined the firm in 1982 and became a partner in 1988. He stepped down as managing partner in 2016, after being in that position and overseeing the firm's growth for over a decade. 

Mr Khan advises on both conventional and Shari'a compliant transactions. He represents the firm’s international and local clients including banks and leading multinationals in banking, financial, and corporate transactions in Dubai and abroad. He also represents clients in relation to investments in the GCC, US, UK, and India.

Mr Khan acts for several banks and borrowers in major restructurings of debt. He has also been involved in launching various banking related products and services in the UAE including the Direct Debit System introduced by the UAE Central Bank in the fourth quarter of 2013.

He has also been involved in several project finance transactions and in the setting up of industrial projects in the UAE.

Mr Khan has considerable experience advising private equity firms in relation to cross border acquisitions. He has advised clients on private placements, management buy-outs and sale of business, and has advised clients extensively on cross border and GCC-wide acquisitions and divestitures.

Mr Khan is an active speaker at conferences and seminars, and authors several specialised works by various publishers including Law Business Research and Thomson Reuters. He sits on the Board of Directors of Lex Mundi, the world's leading network of independent law firms.

Sources find Mr Khan ‘very knowledgeable and very experienced.’ - Chambers Global

Afridi & Angell’s reputation can be largely attributed to the expertise of finance partner and practice head Amjad Ali Khan, ‘a thorough, passionate and professional operator.’ - Legal 500 EMEA

One client stated that Amjad Ali Khan 'really cares about the implications and takes a long-term view - we don't hesitate to contact him.' Another described him as 'simply outstanding.' - Chambers Global 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Acquisitions and Private Equity
  • Infrastrucuture and Project Finance
  • Corporate and Commercial

QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

  • New York State Bar
  • Punjab Bar Council

EDUCATION

  • LLM, Boalt Hall School of Law at University of California, Berkeley, 1982
  • Punjab University Law College, Lahore, Pakistan, 1979

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Urdu

PUBLICATIONS