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Islamic Finance

The Islamic finance market is rapidly expanding to meet a growing global appetite for ethical financing solutions. Reaching new markets. Being used in new ways. Financial institutions face the challenge of developing innovative products whilst tackling new regulation and adhering to guiding Sharia principles.

Our Islamic finance lawyers can help. We've led developments in the industry, setting market standards and advising on the:

  • First convertible sukuk
  • First equity-linked sukuk
  • First Sharia-compliant securitization
  • First major sukuk by an African sovereign
  • First MIGA-guaranteed Islamic project financing.

Our clear, practical advice makes complex structures easy to understand.

Representative experience

We advised the Export Credits Guarantee Department of the UK Government on a US$913m sukuk issuance for the acquisition of four Airbus A380-800 aircraft.

We advised the managers on a US$200m sukuk for the Government of Senegal. The first of its kind in the West African Economic and Monetary Union zone.

We advised the Government of Dubai on a multisourced export credit and Islamic financing for the Al Sufouh tram project.

We advised the arrangers on a US$75m and AED91.8m istisna-ijara financing facility for the construction of a jet fuel storage terminal in Dubai.

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