Associates and Counsel

Vivek Agrawalla

Senior Associate, Dubai Office

Mr Agrawalla has a broad range of multi-jurisdictional experience in the banking and finance sector including, project finance, structured finance, securitisation and compliance. Prior to joining Afridi & Angell in 2012, Mr Agrawalla was a senior associate in the Banking and Finance team at a law firm in Mumbai. AREAS OF EXPERTISE Banking and Financial Services Infrastruct

Mr Agrawalla has a broad range of multi-jurisdictional experience in the banking and finance sector including, project finance, structured finance, securitisation and compliance.

Prior to joining Afridi & Angell in 2012, Mr Agrawalla was a senior associate in the Banking and Finance team at a law firm in Mumbai.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Infrastructure and Project Finance
  • Structured Finance 

QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

  • Bar Council of West Bengal, India

EDUCATION

  • BA LLB (Hons), National University of Juridical Sciences, India, 2005

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Hindi

PUBLICATIONS

 

 

Adite Aloke

Associate, Dubai Office

Ms Aloke advises on the development and financing of, and acquisitions in, infrastructure projects. She has advised extensively on the development of renewable energy projects in India as well as on public private partnerships. She has also advised various clients on public and private transactions covering both upstream and downstream operations. Her practice also includes banking, corporate and

Ms Aloke advises on the development and financing of, and acquisitions in, infrastructure projects. She has advised extensively on the development of renewable energy projects in India as well as on public private partnerships. She has also advised various clients on public and private transactions covering both upstream and downstream operations. Her practice also includes banking, corporate and commercial transactions.

Ms Aloke was an associate with a leading law firm in India prior to joining Afridi & Angell in 2013. She spent two years at Afridi & Angell then rejoined the firm in 2016 after working with another leading law firm in India.  

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Infrastructure and Project Finance
  • Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Corporate and Commercial

QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

  • Delhi Bar Council

EDUCATION

  • LL.B., Amity Law School, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India, 2009   

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Hindi

PUBLICATIONS

 

Imran Asghar

Associate, Dubai Office

Mr Asghar's practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He advises clients in domestic and cross border transactions in connection with acquisitions, divestitures, and corporate restructuring matters. Mr Asghar has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating various legal documents including sale and purchase agreements, joint venture agreements,

Mr Asghar's practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He advises clients in domestic and cross border transactions in connection with acquisitions, divestitures, and corporate restructuring matters. Mr Asghar has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating various legal documents including sale and purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, licensing agreements and distribution agreements, as well as conducting numerous high-end due diligence reports.

Mr Asghar also has a wealth of experience representing clients in contentious matters involving construction disputes relating to energy projects. 

Prior to joining Afridi & Angell in 2016, Mr Asghar worked as an associate with two leading law firms in Pakistan. 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Arbitration

QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

  • Pakistan Bar Association

EDUCATION

  • LL.M., University of Warwick, 2012
  • LL.B., (Hons.) University of London, 2010   

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi

 

Omer H Bakri

Associate, Dubai Office

Mr Bakri joined Afridi & Angell in 2009. He assists clients with all aspects of corporate transactions including the drafting and filing of various applications and obtaining approvals from the respective governmental departments and agencies. Prior to joining Afridi & Angell, Mr Bakri was working in the legal department of Sharjah Airport International Free Zone, where he practise

Mr Bakri joined Afridi & Angell in 2009. He assists clients with all aspects of corporate transactions including the drafting and filing of various applications and obtaining approvals from the respective governmental departments and agencies.

Prior to joining Afridi & Angell, Mr Bakri was working in the legal department of Sharjah Airport International Free Zone, where he practised the rules and regulations of Free Zone Companies including the formation and liquidation of companies, and provided legal consultation at management and investor level.

Mr Bakri has a wide network of contacts and developed strong relationships within various governmental entities including the UAE Central Bank, the Department of Economic Development, chambers of commerce across the UAE, as well as the various UAE free zones.

Mr Bakri's strong contacts and fluency in Arabic along with his technical skills and understanding of local laws and regulations, have proven invaluable for clients in virtually all their corporate and commercial transactions.   

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Employment

QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

  • Sudan Bar Association

EDUCATION

  • MA of Justice, Villanova University, 2008
  • LLB, University of Khartoum, 1998

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Arabic

PUBLICATIONS

 

Mevan Bandara

Associate, Dubai Office

Mr Bandara practices in the firm's dispute resolution group. He advises and represents clients in litigation and arbitration disputes.  His experience includes advising on and assisting with disputes relating to commercial law, banking, construction, shipping and maritime law and labour law. Mr Bandara was a member of the legal team that represented one of the international banks at the I

Mr Bandara practices in the firm's dispute resolution group. He advises and represents clients in litigation and arbitration disputes.  His experience includes advising on and assisting with disputes relating to commercial law, banking, construction, shipping and maritime law and labour law. Mr Bandara was a member of the legal team that represented one of the international banks at the ICSID Arbitration in an Oil Hedging dispute.

Prior to joining Afridi & Angell in 2016, Mr Bandara was in the private bar of Sri Lanka and was employed as a Counsel at one of the leading law firms in Sri Lanka, whilst simultaneously practicing in the Law Chambers of Mr Prasanna Jayawardena, President’s Counsel. He was also a visiting lecturer in Business Law at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and an examiner at the Sri Lanka Law College. 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Litigation  
  • Construction
  • Shipping, Maritime and Transport
  • Dispute Resolution

QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

  • Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, called to the Bar in 2011

EDUCATION

  • LL.B. (Honours) University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2010

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Sinhalese

PUBLICATIONS