Atiq S. Anjarwalla

Atiq S. Anjarwalla

Senior Partner | Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota

Physical Address:

Saaha Offices - Block C, Office No. 501A, The Palace Downtown, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Postal Address:

P. O. Box 58553 Dubai United Arab Emirates


+971 4 4529091

Email Address:

  1. Background

    Atiq Anjarwalla is a Senior Partner with Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota. He is a licensed Legal Consultant, a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and additionally  an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.

    Atiq has over 39 years of practice experience and focuses principally on mergers and acquisitions, general corporate advisory, family succession and estate planning for High-Net-Worth clients and hospitality projects. He also handles tax planning and offshore structures for High-Net-Worth clients. Atiq has assisted many international investors setting up in Africa.

    Atiq is a recognised speaker and has conducted a number of conferences and seminars hosted by the IFC, Financial Times, Academy & Finance and the STEP. Atiq has been interviewed by Emirates News – Dubai One and The National newspaper.

    Atiq has been consistently rated as a leading lawyer in UAE and  Kenya  by various international legal guides including Chambers Global, Legal 500, IFLR1000, PLC Which Lawyer? and Best Lawyers and has been nominated as a leading project finance practitioner in the Euromoney Guide to the World’s Leading Project Finance Lawyers.  He has been referred to as “has longstanding expertise in corporate and M&A transactions in Kenya and is a particularly skilled lawyer in assisting entities from the finance and hospitality sectors” by Chambers.

  2. Professional Membership
    • Law Society of Kenya
    • Law Society of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
    • Registered as a Legal Consultant with the Dubai Legal Affairs Department


  3. Professional Qualifications

    1993: Post graduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law

    1984: Master of Law, University of Cambridge, England

    1982: Bachelor of Law, University of Hull, England

  4. Career Summary

    2010 – Date: Senior Partner, Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota

    1993 – 2010: Senior Partner, Anjarwalla & Khanna, Kenya

    1991-1992: Solicitor, CMS Cameron McKenna, England

    1987-1990: Solicitor, Slaughter & May, England

    1986: Assistant Solicitor, Beale and Co, England

  5. Awards & Recognitions
    • Atiq is consistently ranked by Chambers Global and recognized for his expertise in Kenyan law matters.
    • Atiq is a ‘Highly Regarded’ lawyer by IFLR1000
    • Atiq has ‘exceptional knowledge of both local and international commercial law’ – Chambers Global.
    • Atiq has also been recognised as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global in the UAE market.

    “We seek Atiq on matters which are extremely complex or when the group requires strategic-level advice. Atiq is very resourceful and is able to point us in the right direction on all strategic matters.” – Chambers Global 2023

    “Atiq Anjarwalla is very knowledgeable and experienced, which leads to the diverse solutions he gives to solve any issues at hand.” – Chambers Global 2023

    “Mr Anjarwalla’s experience of over 30 years has given him a broad exposure covering many varying and complex jurisdictions, diverse sectors and industries, and a range of clients and counterparties that have culminated in him having a rich pool of intellectual wealth and legal understanding that is unrivalled.”  – Chambers Global 2022

    “I am always impressed by the breadth of his knowledge. He has an unparalleled ability to quickly identify legal issues and offer practical, commercial solutions.”  – Chambers Global 2022

    Atiq Anjarwalla of Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota Legal Consultants is primarily based in Dubai but regularly handles private client matters in Kenya and the wider East Africa region, as well as in Pakistan, India and the UAE. He stands out for his expertise in offshore trust structures, succession planning and family business matters. – Chambers High Net Worth 2022

    “he is very experienced.” – Chambers High Net Worth 2022

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