Afridi & Angell is a leading, full-service business law firm in the United Arab Emirates (the ‘UAE’). The firm, one of the most established in the UAE, was founded in 1975 and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015.
Over its 40-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.
MILESTONES IN AFRIDI & ANGELL’S HISTORY
1975M.A.K. Afridi opens the firm’s first office in Kuwaiti Building in Deira, Dubai. ‘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.’
1976The firm opens its Sharjah office.
1981The firm opens its Abu Dhabi office.
1982Afridi & Angell, Dubai moves to the Dubai World Trade Centre.
1992Afridi & Angell, Dubai moves to City Tower I.
2000Afridi & Angell, Dubai moves to Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
2007The firm is registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre.
2014Afridi & Angell, Abu Dhabi moves to the Towers at the Trade Center.
Legal 500 EMEA, 2011