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The highly respected Rahail Ali is described as 'a real doyen of the marketplace'
Rahail is the Office Managing Partner of the Dubai office. He is an acknowledged expert on Islamic, project and development finance, reflected in accreditations from leading industry and legal journals. He has universally been awarded top tier rankings in various legal directories.
Rahail has worked on many of the most innovative finance transactions closed to date in those sectors in the MENA region and is regularly consulted by leading publications as well as banks, governments and regulatory authorities.
In addition to authoring numerous publications and books, he is also the consulting editor of 'Islamic Finance - A Practical Guide' and 'Sukuk and Islamic Capital Markets'.
Rahail was recently listed in The World Muslim 100 Power List for his contributions and influence on Islamic banking and finance.
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'
Advising ACWA Power on the US$1.2bn Taweelah IWP in Abu Dhabi, the world's largest RO desalination plant to date and other landmark power, water and renewables projects.
Advising on some of the largest multi-sourced financings in the MENA region, including ECAs, DFIs and conventional and Islamic.
Advising lenders to the ACWA consortium in relation to the Sakaka solar IPP project in Saudi Arabia, the first renewables project for Saudi.
Advising on various infrastructure project and devlopment financings including aviation, transportation and health sectors.
Advising on numeorus financings across the globe including landmark Islamic financing transactions.
Advising on sovereign financings, including the Government of Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar and Senegal.
- HM Treasury's Task Force on standardisation of Islamic finance contracts