“They have got a very broad range of expertise. One of the benefits of using the group is that you can get resources. With Afridi work is done quickly and it’s done right.” - Chambers Global

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Mergers and Acquisition
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Regulatory Compliance


  • Professional
  • Jordan Bar Association
  • Languages
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Academic
  • LLM, International Business Law, University of Leeds, 2018
  • LLB, Bachelor of Laws, University of Jordan, 2017


Manaf advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures, as well as handling litigation and arbitration disputes.


His practice extends to regulatory and compliance, corporate governance, international transactions and corporate finance. Notably, Manaf’s experience has been instrumental in facilitating complex deals for clients across various industries including banking & finance, media & telecommunication, insurance and food industry. He has successfully represented clients in multi-million-dollar transactions, leveraging his expertise in structuring deals, drafting and negotiating agreements, and navigating regulatory requirements.


Prior to joining Afridi & Angell, Manaf spent five years in both inhouse and private practice positions where he played a key role in developing bespoke legal solutions for corporate and commercial clients.


Some of Manaf’s representative matters include:


  • Advised an Abu Dhabi-based company on its acquisition transaction of two companies in England and Lebanon.


  • Performed a thorough exercise for a Forex Broker in Abu Dhabi including reviewing the Client Agreement and its policies pursuant to the SCA Rulebook Guideline.


  • Drafted employment and human resources policies for a UAE bank and provided consultation on its internal employment disputes.


  • Advised a local media company on an acquisition transaction of two companies in England and Lebanon.


  • Advised a bank on a USD 3.5 billion revolving credit facility where the bank was lead arranger.


  • Drafted Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism policies to meet the requirements of Abu Dhabi DED and ADGM regulations.


  • Advised the Capital Bank of Jordan on the sale of 24 per cent of its share capital to the Public Investment Fund (Saudi Arabia) valued at USD 185 million through a new share subscription.


  • Advised the Capital Bank of Jordan on its merger with Société Générale, valued at USD 220 million.


  • Advised Capital Investment, a subsidiary brokerage company operating in Jordan and the DIFC, in relation to its financial projects and transactions.


  • Incorporated and registered BLINK TradeMark, a digital bank owned by the Capital Bank of Jordan. BLINK is the first digital bank that offers credit lending in Jordan.