The Firm

“A thoroughly professional and hardworking team that is very accessible and easy to work with.” - Legal 500 EMEA

Over 45 years in service.

"Afridi & Angell’s advice is always pragmatic, useful and practical; some other firms may know the theory, but do not understand how local practice may affect legal matters." - Legal 500 EMEA

Over its 45-year history, Afridi & Angell brought an innovative approach to the legal industry by delivering services grounded in a passion for law, entrepreneurial vision, legal ingenuity and a culture of excellence. The firm quickly developed a reputation for dynamic client service, business acumen and legal expertise.


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.


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. Afridi & Angell has always recognised the importance of staying true to the principles of its founders – focusing on excellence and retention of exceptional talent, and identifying with client needs and interests.


Our clients are the core focus of our business.

"The firm acts as a true business partner that is able to take into account the commercial consequences of a deal." - Legal 500 EMEA

We pride ourselves on being multi-specialists. This versatility makes our service consistent, effective and cost-efficient. As one of the longest established law firms in the UAE, our partners boast an unrivalled range and depth of local, regional and international experience.


Our partners’ innate understanding of client needs coupled with their ‘hands on’ approach to client matters are key factors in the firm’s sustained and growing international reputation.


The atmosphere at Afridi & Angell is one of support, co-operation, cohesion and mutual respect.

We attract lawyers from a diverse range of international jurisdictions and backgrounds. We believe everyone has valuable experience and insight to share, which ultimately enhances our client service and the professional development of our lawyers. It is this nurturing environment which forms the foundation stone of the firm’s sustained, organic growth.