Amrik is a corporate lawyer who specialises in cross border corporate mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and investments. He has extensive experience in the United Arab Emirates having worked with government and private companies on large scale mega real estate projects.
Amrik is the Managing Partner in our Dubai office and Corporate Partner for Middle East and Africa.
Amrik has extensive experience on corporate transactions which include large scale investments into emerging markets. He has also built up a specialism over his career in advising hotel developers execute management contracts with international hotel operators such as International Group, Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt and Mandarin Oriental.
He has successfully completed the Cornell University course on a hotel real estate investment and asset management course and is highly recommended for his hospitality development work.
He is a member of the Law Society International Group and several hotel investment groups.
Amrik has recently been involved with several large scale corporate projects which include:-
Advised the Abu Dhabi Government Authorities on development and sale of hospitality assets in Abu Dhabi including the development of Saadiyat Island and the development of luxury 5 star resorts.
Advised a joint venture partner on USD $400 million development of land parcels in Pakistan.
Advised on the purchase of Raffles Schools and nurseries from Emaar Properties PJSC.
Advised a client on a joint venture and the establishment of a petrochemical blending refinery in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Advised a Dubai based client on the acquisition of a steel mill and plant in Kosovo.
Advised on the refinancing of Fairmont Hotel in India for USD $30 million.
Advised a high profile London based hospitality group in the opening of an outlet in Dubai and franchising in the Middle East.
Advised a Ugandan based company on mining concessions for gold and copper assets.
Amrik enjoys golf, watersports and travelling throughout Africa and Asia which includes walking and climbing. He is a member of the Montgomerie Golf Club in Dubai and takes a keen interest in motorsports.
“Amrik is well connected, extremely competent and very results orientated - extremely knowledgeable in UAE real estate law. He is guaranteed to negotiate you a great deal, well placed to keep you out of trouble and the best man to fight your corner”
Stuart Magee, Senior Development Director, TDIC Abu Dhabi
“I had the opportunity to work with Amrik on the legal negotiations of a set of hotel management agreements with a five star brand operator. He was thoroughly familiar with this type of agreement and the future implications on the operation of the hotel from the owning company perspective, extremely good at his drafting and very helpful in moving the negotiations forward”
Chris Riga, Vice President - Asset Management, Majid Al Futtaim
“Amrik is a thorough professional, highly creative and solution orientated lawyer with knowledge of corporate law, contracting, investment law etc of multiple countries. He certainly adds value and would love to recommend him”
Sribaschha Joshi, former CEO, Encore Group Dubai
“Enjoyed working with Amrik on a variety of projects. His eagle eye for details and persistent scrutiny of all contractual and financial details assisted in ensuring successful completion of negotiations and highlight legitimate areas of risk both commercial and legal”
Etienne Gailliez, Senior F&B Project Manager, ALDAR Properties PJSC