“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
  • Employment
  • Industrial and Manufacturing
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Retail
  • Tax
  • Transport
  • Venture Capital


  • Professional
  • Bar Council of Rajasthan
  • Languages
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Academic
  • LL.M., University of California, Berkeley, 2018
  • B.B.A. LL.B. (Corporate Honors), National Law University, Jodhpur, India, 2008
Speaking Engagements
  • Panelist, Doing Business in the UAE, 12th Annual Legal Era Conclave 2023, 24 August 2023, New Delhi
  • Speaker, New Year’s Legal Update: UAE Labour Law, Afridi & Angell’s webinar, 10 February 2023


Saurbh joined the firm in 2008. He advises both local and international clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial, mergers and acquisitions, and employment matters.


Saurbh’ s practice includes:


  • Advising on all aspects of the purchase and sale of businesses, including due diligence, structuring of the transaction, negotiation and documentation of the deal;


  • preparing a broad range of commercial agreements;


  • advising on a wide variety of UAE corporate and commercial legal issues;


  • advising on the structuring and establishment of businesses in the UAE; and


  • advising on UAE employment matters, including within the UAE’s various free zones.


Representative transactional experience includes:


  • Advising a buyer in the acquisition of 60 per cent shares and investment in a UAE based aluminium extrusion company for AED 80 million.


  • Advising the sellers in the sale of 100 per cent shares of a UAE based carton boxes and packaging manufacturing company for approximately AED 50 million.


  • Advising a U.S. food manufacturing and distribution company on a joint venture with a UAE based food manufacturing and distribution company for setting up regional food processing and distribution plants.


  • Advised the insolvency administrator of a German listed company on the restructuring of the said company’s UAE operations and asset sale to a Spanish multinational financial services company.


  • Acting as local counsel for a Saudi Arabian multinational listed company in relation to due diligence over the UAE entities in the business of baking products manufacturing.


  • Advising the sellers in the sale of shares of UAE entities in the water purification and bottling business for approximately AED 160 million.


  • Acting as local counsel in relation to the sale of shares of UAE entities in the packaging materials business for approximately US$199.70 million.


  • Advising a UAE entity on a joint venture for the setup of restaurants in Dubai with an initial investment of approximately AED 29 million.