Rahail Ali

Rahail Ali

Partner, Dubai

Email rahail.ali@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +971 4 377 9300

Fax +971 4 377 9378


Practice groupFinance

'Clients speak glowingly of his technical excellence, commercial acumen and refreshingly unstuffy, solution-oriented approach'

The Brief

As the Global Head of Islamic finance at Hogan Lovells and the Office Managing Partner of the Dubai office, Rahail Ali 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 and multi-sourced project and other finance transactions closed to date, including ''jumbo'' syndicated financings and numerous 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.

Amongst his numerous publications, he is the consulting editor of Islamic Finance - A Practical Guide and Sukuk and Islamic Capital Markets.

Education and admissions


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

Representative experience

Advising on project financings in the ports and telecoms sector, banks, sponsors and governments on international airport expansions, power projects including renewables.

Consultant editor of Islamic Finance - A Practical Guide' and 'Sukuk And Islamic Capital Markets' both published by Globe Law and Business.

Advising on hundreds of Islamic financings across the globe.

Advising on numerous sovereign financings, including the Government of Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar and Senegal.

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

Advising on debut sukuk issuances for Emirates, Petronas, IFC World Bank, Aabar, and Aldar as well as sovereign issuances.

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