Associates

Zeina Al Oraibi El Zein

Associate, Abu Dhabi Office

Ms El Zein joined Afridi & Angell in 2008. Her practice is focused primarily on corporate and commercial matters. She has been involved in: advising on the establishment of businesses in the UAE, preparing documentation related thereto, and later assisting such businesses on a regular basis; negotiating with private and government counterparties on behalf of clients; advising on the

Ms El Zein joined Afridi & Angell in 2008. Her practice is focused primarily on corporate and commercial matters. She has been involved in:

  • advising on the establishment of businesses in the UAE, preparing documentation related thereto, and later assisting such businesses on a regular basis;
  • negotiating with private and government counterparties on behalf of clients;
  • advising on the purchase and sale of business, including conducting due diligence, structuring and negotiating the transaction;
  • preparing a broad range of commercial agreements, including national agency agreements, partnership agreements, and transfer of business agreements; and
  • acting for a client in changing the company's legal form from a public joint stock to a private joint stock company.    

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Corporate and Commercial

QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

  • Beirut Bar Association

EDUCATION

  • Post Graduate Diploma in International & Diplomatic Affairs, Beirut Arab University, 2007
  • LLB, Faculty of Law & Political Sciences, Lebanese University, 2005

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French (basic)

PUBLICATIONS

 

Nazim Hashim

Associate, Dubai Office

Mr Hashim has substantial experience in all aspects of civil and criminal litigation from case intake through to final disposition at trial. He handles a heavy caseload at a busy litigation practice, which includes conducting research and drafting memoranda used to support court pleadings.   Prior to joining Afridi & Angell in 2011, Mr Hashim was an associate at a law fir

Mr Hashim has substantial experience in all aspects of civil and criminal litigation from case intake through to final disposition at trial. He handles a heavy caseload at a busy litigation practice, which includes conducting research and drafting memoranda used to support court pleadings.  

Prior to joining Afridi & Angell in 2011, Mr Hashim was an associate at a law firm in Khartoum. He had rights of audience before all Sudanese courts. Mr Hashim was also a teaching assistant in the faculty of law, University of Khartoum.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Dispute Resolution

QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

  • Sudanese Bar Association

EDUCATION

  • LLB, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 2005

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Arabic

PUBLICATIONS

 

Kanan Kasuya

Associate, Dubai Office

Ms Kasuya joined Afridi & Angell in 2014. Her practice focuses on corporate and commercial matters, including: advising clients on the establishment, structuring and winding down of business in the UAE; and advising clients on the general corporate, commercial and other matters related to the conduct of business, financing, employment matters, real estate and regulatory compliance. Ms K

Ms Kasuya joined Afridi & Angell in 2014. Her practice focuses on corporate and commercial matters, including:

  • advising clients on the establishment, structuring and winding down of business in the UAE; and
  • advising clients on the general corporate, commercial and other matters related to the conduct of business, financing, employment matters, real estate and regulatory compliance.

Ms Kasuya interned at Afridi & Angell prior to joining the firm in 2014. Prior to that, she has interned at legal clinics of University of Montreal and McGill University in Montreal, Canada and at a reputable law firm in Cairo, Egypt.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Corporate and Commercial

QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

  • Quebec Bar Association

EDUCATION

  • LLB, University of Montreal, 2012
  • BA (with distinction), McGill University, 2009

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Japanese

PUBLICATIONS

 

Saurbh Kothari

Senior Associate, Dubai Office

Mr Kothari joined the firm in 2008. He advises both local and international clients on corporate and commercial, mergers and acquisitions and aviation finance matters.  Mr Kothari has been involved in: advising on all aspects of the purchase or sale of businesses, including due diligence, structuring of the transaction, negotiation and documentation of the deal; preparing a broad rang

Mr Kothari joined the firm in 2008. He advises both local and international clients on corporate and commercial, mergers and acquisitions and aviation finance matters. 

Mr Kothari has been involved in:

  • advising on all aspects of the purchase or sale of businesses, including due diligence, structuring of the transaction, negotiation and documentation of the deal;
  • preparing a broad range of commercial agreements;
  • advising on the establishment of businesses in the UAE and thereafter assisting such businesses on a regular basis; and
  • acting as the UAE counsel for sale and refinancing of aircrafts.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Banking and Financial Services

QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

  • Bar Council of Rajasthan

EDUCATION

  • LLM, University of California, Berkeley, 2018
  • BBA LLB (Corporate Honors), National Law University, Jodhpur, India, 2008

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Hindi

PUBLICATIONS

 

Emad Maghsoudi

Associate, Dubai Office

Mr Maghsoudi joined Afridi & Angell in 2018. He advises clients on general corporate and commercial transactions, as well as on mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Afridi & Angell, Mr Maghsoudi served as the legal counsel for a mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in the DIFC and assisted with their acquisition of Kuwait’s telecom tower portfolio.  While at

Mr Maghsoudi joined Afridi & Angell in 2018. He advises clients on general corporate and commercial transactions, as well as on mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Afridi & Angell, Mr Maghsoudi served as the legal counsel for a mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in the DIFC and assisted with their acquisition of Kuwait’s telecom tower portfolio. 

While attending law school, Mr Maghsoudi was a Pro Bono Scholar in Fordham’s Consumer Litigation Clinic, where he represented disadvantaged clients in cases involving consumer credit, identity theft and issues under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act. Mr Maghsoudi was also the recipient of the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award and served as a Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing.

Prior to law school Mr Maghsoudi served as an International Trade Analyst for the US Department of Labour.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

  • New York State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar

EDUCATION

  • JD, Fordham University School of Law, 2016
  • ALM, Harvard University, 2012
  • BA, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2008

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Persian

PUBLICATIONS

  • Iran's Re-Entry into the Global Economy, USIRCC, April 2016