Afridi & Angell Announces New Managing Partner 1 November 2016

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - Afridi & Angell is pleased to announce that Bashir Ahmed has been elected Managing Partner effective 1 November 2016. Bashir succeeds Amjad Ali Khan who has overseen the firm’s growth for over a decade.

A veteran in the UAE legal market, Bashir is the fourth managing partner of the firm in its over 40 years’ history. He joined Afridi & Angell as an associate in 1988 and became a partner in 1993. Like his predecessor managing partners, Messrs. Ali Afridi, C. Chakradaran, and Amjad Ali Khan, Bashir has spent the majority of his career in the UAE at Afridi & Angell.

Bashir has played a key leadership role for many years including as head of the firm’s Corporate/M&A and Shipping practice groups. A multi-specialist practitioner, Bashir advises on banking, corporate and contentious matters. In addition to his new role as managing partner, Bashir will continue to provide skilled advice and exceptional service to clients.

Outgoing managing partner Amjad Ali Khan commented “I welcome and congratulate Bashir whose election is a testament to his exceptional skills, professionalism, and personal empathy”.

To ensure a smooth transition, Amjad will continue to be associated with the firm as Senior Consultant.

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, including Lex Mundi and World Services Group.