We have the expert knowledge to provide you with a full support service in Islamic finance.
The worldwide Islamic financial services industry is thought to be worth in excess of US$1.4 trillion and, despite current global economic uncertainty, continues to demonstrate strong signs of growth as investors (Islamic and conventional) look to tap into the alternative source of liquidity offered by Shari’a compliant financing structures and products.
We advise on Islamic transactions that involve a wide variety of structuring techniques (and often combinations of these), including the following: Ijara, Murabaha (including Tawaruq), Mudaraba, Salam, Musharaka, Istisna’a, Wakala, Wa’ad, Sukuk and Takaful.
We are able to provide innovative solutions and we pull together our collective expertise to ensure that our clients always receive the seamless service that their businesses demand. We provide coherent, considered and commercially sound advice to our clients on the legal and regulatory aspects of Islamic finance transactions. We act for Islamic and conventional clients involved in the Islamic finance industry (including financial institutions, corporates, funds and government entities).
Islamic Finance Transactions
Our Islamic Finance team has a detailed understanding of the conventional and Shari’a principles governing Islamic finance and financing techniques. This expertise is complemented by our banking capital markets, asset and project finance, funds and regulatory experience to resolve the complexities involved in structuring transactions and products that meet both Shari’a and conventional banking requirements as well as all applicable regulatory requirements.
Our Islamic Finance team represent both Islamic and non-Islamic banks and financial institutions in relation to the full spectrum of commercial Islamic finance products.
We are well positioned to work on Islamic finance transactions including shipping finance, general asset finance, real estate finance, trade finance, receivables purchases using Ijara structures, credit sale agreements and project and infrastructure finance. Together with our market-leading tax practice, we also advise on alternative finance arrangements.
We provide advice to Islamic banks and financial institutions and guide them successfully through the complexities associated with compliance.
Our Islamic finance practice:
Our Islamic finance team represents both Islamic and non-Islamic banks and financial institutions in relation to a broad cross‑section of Islamic products including:
- Shari’a compliant funds.
We also advise on structuring and documenting complex structured financings including:
- Islamic tranches of project financings.
- Structured Ijara transactions.
- Istisnaa transactions.
- Ijara, Musharaka and Murabaha structures for mortgages.
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