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Rahail Ali


Rahail Ali

As the Global Head of Islamic finance at Hogan Lovells and the Office Managing Partner of the Dubai office, Rahail is an acknowledged expert on Islamic finance, reflected in numerous accreditations from leading industry and legal journals as well as his top tier rating in various directories.

Rahail has worked on many of the most innovative and high value Islamic finance transactions closed to date, including ''jumbo'' syndicated financings and inaugural sukuk issuances for sovereigns. Rahail is regularly consulted by leading publications as well as banks, governments and regulatory authorities, and is a member of HM Treasury's Islamic Finance Experts Group.

He is the consulting editor of 'Islamic Finance - A Practical Guide' and 'Sukuk and Islamic Capital Markets'.

Rahail Ali is held in high esteem by clients, who say he 'has an excellent grasp of the legal, commercial and structural aspects of deals'

Chambers Global

Representative experience

Rahail has worked on numerous sovereign financings, including the Government of Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar and Senegal.

Consultant editor of 'Sukuk And Islamic Capital Markets' published by Globe Law and Business.

Advising on hundreds of Islamic financings across the globe. Consultant editor of  'Islamic Finance: A Practical Guide' published by Globe Law and Business.

Advised financiers on MIGA World Bank guaranteed Djibouti Port, expansion of Dubai and Istanbul airports and PWPAs in Abu Dhabi, Oman, and West Africa.

Advising on some of the largest multi-sourced financings including Islamic, ECAs, DFIs and conventional and Islamic financial institutions.

Advised on debut sukuk issuances for Emirates, Petronas, IFC World Bank, Aabar, and Aldar.

Education and admissions


  • HM Treasury's Task Force on standardisation of Islamic finance contracts
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