Afridi & Angell Celebrates 40 Years in the United Arab Emirates 2 February 2015

Monday, 2 February 2015 - Founded in the United Arab Emirates in 1975, Afridi & Angell is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. A full service law firm, Afridi & Angell has always delivered services grounded in a passion for law, entrepreneurial vision, legal ingenuity and a culture of excellence.

“The firm’s primary focus has been, and continues to be, on building a solid, sustainable and reputable practice that continues to evolve and adapt to changing business and legal environments”, said Amjad Ali Khan, the firm’s managing partner.

By embracing the entrepreneurial spirit of the firm’s founders, Afridi & Angell attracted some of the brightest legal talent to reinforce its leading position in the legal market. The firm’s history and reputation for quality legal work has made it an integral part of the UAE’s legal landscape. Its unique advantage lies in the strong relationships it has built with its clients and government. That is a tribute to the versatility and credentials of its lawyers who are trained in international jurisdictions, and bring with them a wealth of international experience.

“Afridi & Angell has always recognised the importance of staying true to the principles of its founders – focusing on excellence, retention of exceptional talent, and identifying with client needs and interests” added Mr Khan. “For us it is not about being the biggest but simply the “best” at what we do”.


  • 1975 M.A.K. Afridi opens the firm’s first office in Kuwaiti Building in Deira, Dubai.
  • 1976 The firm opens its Sharjah office. 1981 The firm opens its Abu Dhabi office. 
  • 1982 Afridi & Angell, Dubai moves to the Dubai World Trade Centre. 
  • 1992 Afridi & Angell, Dubai moves to City Tower I. 
  • 2000 Afridi & Angell, Dubai moves to the iconic Jumeirah Emirates Towers. 
  • 2007 The firm is registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre. 
  • 2014 Afridi & Angell, Abu Dhabi moves to the Towers at the Trade Center.

For further information please contact:
Samera Marei
Director, Business Development & Marketing
Tel: +971 4 330 3900; Mob: +971 56 179 5291

Note to editors:
Founded in 1975, Afridi & Angell is one of the most established firms in the United Arab Emirates. The firm provides comprehensive legal advice and innovative business solutions in banking and finance; corporate and commercial Law; dispute resolution; projects; construction and real estate; employment; energy; project finance; transport; as well as doing business in the UAE and in the DIFC. The firm’s clients range in size and sophistication from start-ups to some of the region’s largest public and private companies, governments and quasi-government institutions. Afridi & Angell is the exclusive UAE member of a number of the world’s top legal networks and associations, most notably Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms.