Islamic Finance

We’re a recognised leader in Islamic Finance.  Providing advice across a number of practice areas including property finance, trade finance, project finance and capital markets, we give clients confidence with commercial compliant solutions.

With extensive experience, our team advise a number of Islamic Banks, Corporates and Investment Houses structuring complex transactions utilising sharia compliant techniques such as murabaha, ijara, mudaraba, musharakah and sukuk issues.

Our global connections remove the barrier of geographic boundaries.  Working with like minded firms across the world including the Middle East means you receive a seamless and coordinated legal service delivering your aspirations locally.

Active supporters and influencers for the growing Islamic Finance Sector in the UK, our team regularly speak on issues affecting the industry, and we continue to advise UK government agencies to adapt to the requirements of Islamic Finance transactions.

Examples of our work include:

Acting for UK based Islamic bank as a sub-participant and its separate capacities as security agent and account bank on financing for £300M

Acting for a UK Islamic Bank in connection with a residential development commodity murabaha facility for £40 million of landmark central London location

Acting for a UK Islamic Bank in connection with a £48M and a £80M facility to a property investment group secured against central London hotels

Acting for Al Rayan, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and Qatar Islamic Bank on a range of Islamic property finance facilities e.g. property acquisition, refinance and development facilities

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