Ours is one of the leading international practices in Islamic finance. Present in the Gulf for over 30 years, we have witnessed and participated in developments and innovation in the Islamic banking and finance industry.
Baker & McKenzie has established a solid reputation among major industry players by working in and contributing to the industry from its inception. We are present in key Islamic finance centers — including the Middle East (Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Qatar), the UK and Malaysia — as well as developing Islamic finance markets in Indonesia and Egypt. Our lawyers have significant experience in structuring, documenting and advising on a wide range of Shariah-compliant products used by Islamic banks and financial institutions in transactions ranging from project finance, trade finance, real estate and asset finance, structured and corporate finance and debt capital markets. Baker & McKenzie was recently voted as the leading law firm in Structured Finance in the 2011 Islamic Finance News (IFN) Law Poll.