Transactions led by lawyers in our Banking & Finance practice range from short-term unsecured facilities to global banking facilities involving multijurisdictional collateral. Many may involve several layers of credit (multilateral agencies, senior, mezzanine, subordinated, vendor) and often include Islamic finance structures. Taking into consideration the current market trend and evolving nature of the Islamic banking and finance industry, few financial transactions are routine. They involve risk, reward and many unknown elements.
We have participated in, and witnessed the growth, innovation and development of the Islamic banking and finance industry. We have cemented our name among major industry players by working in, and contributing to the industry from its inception.
Our team regularly advises sponsors and companies, private equity funds, banks and other financial institutions in project finance, pre-export and trade finance, real estate finance, acquisition finance, general corporate finance, aircraft and other asset based finance, as well as Islamic financing transactions. With support from 500 Banking & Finance lawyers worldwide, we have the resources to help you reach your customers wherever they are in the world. Here are some of the ways we help:
- Islamic Finance – Advice on structuring and documenting a wide range of Islamic banking and finance products currently being used by Islamic banks and financial institutions. Our team has particular experience with murabaha, istisn’a, ijara, wakala and sukuk transactions, and also a detailed knowledge of other Islamic financing structures, including musharaka, wa’ad, mudaraba and arboun.
- Project Finance - Advice on project document drafting and negotiation, and on drafting and negotiating conventional, Islamic and governmental/ECA financing facilities, together with security and intercreditor arrangements.
- Debt Capital Markets - Advice on structuring and completing EMTN programmes and sukuk.
- Trade Finance - Advice on, and documenting, lending transactions, counter-trade and barter transactions, and facilities for documentary letters of credit, collections and bankers’ acceptances.