Senior Consultants

MAK Afridi

Senior Consultant, Dubai Office

Mr  Afridi is a co-founder and former managing partner of Afridi & Angell.  He has extensive experience advising on a broad range of matters relating to the UAE and the Middle East.  He has dealt with and advised in numerous multi-jurisdictional transactions, often involving interaction between a variety of legal disciplines. AREAS OF EXPERTISE Banking and Financial Serv

Mr  Afridi is a co-founder and former managing partner of Afridi & Angell.  He has extensive experience advising on a broad range of matters relating to the UAE and the Middle East.  He has dealt with and advised in numerous multi-jurisdictional transactions, often involving interaction between a variety of legal disciplines.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Infrastructure and Project Finance
  • Dispute Resolution

QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

  • Pakistan Bar Council

EDUCATION

  • BA (Hons), Islamia College, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • LLB, Khyber Law College, University of Peshawar, Pakistan

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Pashtu

 

 

C Chakradaran

Senior Consultant, Dubai Office

Mr Chakradaran is a co-founder and former managing partner of Afridi & Angell.  He was admitted as a member of the Sri Lankan Bar Association in 1966, and began his career practising as an advocate from 1966-79.  He was also a visiting lecturer in commercial law and chairman of the Board of Examiners at the Ceylon Law College in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  He moved to Dubai in 197

Mr Chakradaran is a co-founder and former managing partner of Afridi & Angell.  He was admitted as a member of the Sri Lankan Bar Association in 1966, and began his career practising as an advocate from 1966-79.  He was also a visiting lecturer in commercial law and chairman of the Board of Examiners at the Ceylon Law College in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  He moved to Dubai in 1979.

Mr Chakradaran has been associated with numerous high profile maritime casualty and litigation support matters, in which he has achieved immense success.  He regularly handles instructions on behalf of P&I clubs, sole insurers and re-insurers, and is engaged in multi-jurisdictional dispute resolution including representation of international parties in arbitration proceedings.  Such cases have involved concessions, construction contracts, contractual payment claims, banking matters, commercial agencies, partner disputes, trading of foreign currency futures and other investment matters.  He also advises on environmental regulations and issues relating to sovereign immunity and other laws affecting transportation, trade and commerce in the Gulf, Middle East and South Asia regions.

Market veteran C Chakradaran has long impressed clients with his 'sharp legal mind attention to detail, in-depth knowledge of local laws and precise overall strategy.' - Chambers Global 2012

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Maritime, Shipping and Transport
  • Banking and Financial Services 
  • Dispute Resolution 
  • Sports, Entertainment and Media 
  • Environmental Law 
  • Insurance and Reinsurance 

QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS

  • Sri Lankan Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Former Chairman, Board of Directors, DIFC Arbitration Centre LLC (DIFC/LCIA Arbitration Centre)
  • Former Sri Lanka Representative, ICC-International Court of Arbitration

EDUCATION

  • Ceylon Law College in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1965
  • Obtained first class honours and was awarded a scholarship for being placed first in the order of merit

LANGUAGES

  • English

PUBLICATIONS

  • Arrest of Vessels (UAE chapter), 2014/2015, Martime Law Handbook, Kluwer Law International
  • Attachment of Assets, 2012, Juris Publishing Inc
  • Dispute Resolution, Volume 1, 2008/2009, PLC Cross Border Handbooks
  • Arrest of Ships, Volume 3, 1987, Lloyds of London

 

 

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