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Imran Shafiq

Imran has over 25 years of legal experience, which he gained both in the private practice and in-house environment. Imran has practiced in the banking & finance sector with wide ranging commercial experience as an advisor and advocate with particular emphasis on banking, financial regulations, corporate and commercial laws.

Imran has advised local regional and international clients across wide array of contentious and non-contentious practice segments, including corporate, commercial, MrA, restructuring, private equity and financial services. Previously, Imran worked with and represented major companies in some of the Middle East’s high-profile bankruptcy, financial restructuring and insolvency cases, including representation of lenders, borrowers, bondholders and other creditors.

Imran has worked on Islamic and conventional investment funds and banking transactions in the UAE, Dubai International Financial Centre and Abu Dhabi Global Markets. He possesses extensive knowledge of the regional regulatory environment that underpins lending to provide sector-specific legal advice to various industries including retail and manufacturing on receivables and inventory financing, secured financing and equipment financing transactions.

Most recently Imran has advised, counselled and represented a large manufacturing company in its negotiations with large exposure to multiple banks. Additionally, he has represented a family office in the UAE and worked closely to restructure their debt and investment portfolio. The mandate required extensive negotiations with the banks and financial institutions involved.

His practice areas include: Banking, Finance, Corporate, Commercial Regulatory and Financial Services.