Najat Al-Ismaily

Najat Al-Ismaily



Phone +971 4 377 9317

Fax +971 4 377 9378

LanguagesEnglish, Arabic

Practice groupFinance

Najat Al-Ismaily is an associate in our Dubai office, within our banking and finance team. She is also an expert in Islamic Finance.

Najat has a diverse experience across various industry sectors including energy and natural resources, construction, hotel & leisure, healthcare, TMT and financial institutions. She is an English and Omani qualified lawyer, and is fluent in English and Arabic. Najat is able to guide local and international clients on their investments and operations in the Middle East. She has worked across the globe, including working in London, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Muscat.

Education and admissions


BA Accounting and Law, University of Manchester

Legal Practice Course, BPP University

Islamic Finance Qualification, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Court admissions

Senior Courts of England and Wales

Related industries

Energy and Natural Resources

Related areas of focus

Islamic Finance

Representative experience

Advising Citibank on Murabaha facilities offered to Turkish clients, including US$300m Murabaha syndication for Turkiye Finans Katılım Bankası.

Advising Kuwait Finance House on the restructuring of a US$200m Sukuk-al-Musharaka issued on the construction of the Diyaar al Muharraq project in Bahrain.

Advising Al Hilal Bank on AED500m Ijarah facility for Medi Consult Hospital Management.

Advising a financial institution on multi-currency Islamic facilities and term loan facility to a supplier of the marine fuel industry.

Advising major international banks – on a facility to finance the construction of one FPSO to be chartered to Petrobras (the Brazilian state-owned oil company).

Advising a major international bank – on the financing of the construction of a drilling rig.

Advising one of the largest healthcare companies in the GCC on its acquisition of health service providers.

Advising an investment firm on the establishment of a real estate investment fund.

Advising the Abu Dhabi construction firm, Al Jaber Group on the Dh6 billion debt restructuring.

Advising a government-owned entity in Abu Dhabi established for the implementation of a $25 billion nuclear energy program in the UAE.

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