“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

  • Aviation
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Energy
  • Hospitality and Leisure
  • Infrastructure and Projects
  • Mining and Metals
  • Private Equity
  • Transport
  • Venture Capital


  • Professional
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Pakistan Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Urdu
  • Academic
  • LL.M. in International Business and Trade Law, Fordham University, New York, 1990
  • LL.B., University of Bristol, Bristol, UK 1987
Speaking Engagements
  • Panelist, Project Development and Finance, Lex Mundi Africa and Middle East Regional Forum, 26-28 February 2019, Dubai
  • Investing in Gwadar, Legal Aspects of Infrastructure and Project Finance in Pakistan, 25 March 2015, Dubai
  • 7th Middle East Project Finance Forum, Financing Projects in Emerging Economies, 16-17 May 2011, Doha
  • In-House Congress Dubai, 2011, Salient Features of Project Finance Transactions, 23 February 2011, Dubai
Awards and Testimonials

Consistently recommended in Energy and Infrastructure (United Arab Emirates)

Legal 500 EMEA


Under the leadership of the venerable Masood Afridi, Afridi & Angell is a key player in the power sector in the UAE, as well as further afield.”

Legal 500 EMEA


Masood Afridi is recommended for his “vast knowledge and expertise in private power projects and BOO/BOT contracts.”

Legal 500 EMEA



Legal 500 EMEA 2017


Led the team awarded the Middle East Renewable Deal of the Year 2009

Project Finance Magazine


Masood’s practice focuses primarily on infrastructure and project finance. For several years, he has been a front-runner in Pakistan’s energy sector, and has participated in the development of numerous thermal and hydel power projects in the country.


Acting in the capacity of Project Developer’s Lead Counsel, Masood has concluded transactions with a cumulative value of over US$4 billion spread over several project finance transactions. As lead counsel he advised on the first ever private sector hydel power plant in Pakistan and the first ever in the Kashmir region. It was also the first to be jointly financed in the private sector by the Asian Development Bank and the Islamic Development Bank.


Masood joined Afridi & Angell in 1993 and became a partner in 1996. Prior to that, he was an associate with Sidley & Austin in New York.