“Afridi delivers international quality advice on local law matters. The team meets deadlines and bring a commercial understanding to their work product. They are also responsive and personable in their dealings.” - Legal 500 EMEA

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Data Protection
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Regulatory Compliance


  • Professional
  • Quebec Bar Association
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Languages
  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Academic
  • LL.B., University of Montreal, 2012
  • B.A. (with distinction), McGill University, 2009


Kanan joined Afridi & Angell in 2014. She specializes in M&A and transactional work, general corporate and commercial matters and regulatory compliance matters, (including data protection matters). Kanan’s broad area of expertise include:


  • Advising on, and assisting with the establishment, (re)organisation, acquisition, and sale, winding down of companies;


  • Advising on, and implementing business structures and commercial arrangements;


  • Advising on, and assisting with ongoing corporate obligations and compliance requirements of UAE business’ (regulated and non-regulated); and


  • Advising on data protection requirements.


Kanan interned at Afridi & Angell prior to joining the firm in 2014. Prior to that, she has interned at legal clinics of the University of Montreal and McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and at a reputable law firm in Cairo, Egypt.