We have one of the world's leading Islamic finance practices, with offices in key Islamic finance centres including Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Qatar, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Indonesia, Egypt and our associated offices in Saudi Arabia (Riyadh and Jeddah).
The quality of our work is reflected in our solid reputation with leading corporates and financial institutions and the recognition we regularly receive within the legal industry. Our team was involved with the landmark structuring and implementation of the first ever Sukuk in Saudi Arabia which was undertaken for Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), and we have extensive experience in working on Sukuk, including the inaugural Sukuk, for numerous entities in Saudi Arabia.
Our Bahrain office is consistently ranked Tier 1 in Islamic finance by The Legal 500. Islamic Finance News Awards named our work on Al Sharkiya Sugar Manufacturing Company's multilayer financing to revive investment in its new sugar refinery in Egypt "Infrastructure & Project Finance Deal of the Year" in 2014. We were also recognized for advising the Export-Import Bank of Malaysia on its US$300 million Sukuk Wakalah deal, the first export-import bank to issue USD-denominated Sukuk.
Our lawyers have significant experience structuring, documenting and advising on Shari’ah-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. No matter the Islamic financing challenge, we use our long experience in the field to develop creative solutions for clients.