Shahram Safai


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Shahram Safai

Shahram Safai | Dubai, Attorney

Mr. Shahram Safai – Dubai, Attorney

Licensed for 20 years

Serving Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Real Estate
  • Venture Capital
  • Litigation & Arbitration

Shahram Safai, Afridi & Angell, Iranian Attorney in Dubai, United Arab, Emirates

Advises on real estate, construction law, and related litigation and arbitration. Extensive experience advising on the sale and purchase transactions, hotel management structuring and transactions, leasing, jointly owned property strategies, and documentation, as well as joint ventures and shareholder transactions.

Regularly represents master developers, sub-developers, property owners, architects, engineers, contractors and government entities in all stages of the real estate and construction processes.

Shahram Safai was selected by the Dubai Land Department (DLD) to research and report on the issue of canceled real estate projects, one of the most important issues facing the Emirate of Dubai. The DLD also asked Mr. Safai to issue a report with recommendations on how developers can adhere to UAE real estate laws at international real estate exhibitions.

Admission Details

  • Admitted in 1999, Vancouver2001, CaliforniaNot admitted in

Law School Attended

  • Webster University, Class of 1998LL.B.magna cum laude

University Attended

  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Class of 1992Degree in Engineering
  • summa cum laudeSt. Louis University, Missouri
  • Class of 2002Masters in Business Administration
  • summa cum laude

Mr. Safai’s practice consists of corporate law, real estate law and disputes. He also advises on private equity and venture capital transactions. He heads the firm’s real estate and venture capital teams and has been highly sought after by boards and shareholders for strategic legal advice. He also advises clients with respect to investments, joint ventures and doing business in Iran. Such advice involves franchise and agency matters, build operate transfer transactions, regulatory & legal compliance and strategies, foreign investment protection regimes, sanctions and anti-money laundering implications.


Mr. Safai joined Afridi & Angell in 2002 and became a partner in 2005. Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate at Cooley Godward in Palo Alto, California practicing venture capital law.


English, Farsi.


State Bar of California, Canadian Bar Association, Law Society of England and Wales, International Bar Association, Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia.