Allen & Overy's Global Islamic Finance Group advises clients on Islamic finance transactions across a number of practice areas, including capital markets, project finance, banking, derivatives and structured finance, funds and taxation.
The Global Islamic Finance Group consists of Islamic finance experts across Europe, including in London, Paris and Luxembourg; the Middle East, including in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Qatar and Saudi Arabia; and Asia, including in Singapore and Hong Kong, who have a detailed understanding of the religious and legal background to Islamic finance, the evolving principal financing techniques and range of services offered by Islamic banks, and the issues affecting the development of Islamic finance.
Allen & Overy is a supporting member of the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and an observer member of the International Islamic Finance Market (IIFM).
Allen & Overy is the only law firm in the world to be ranked in the top band across each region.
News and insights
News: 30 September 2022
A&O has been named the “Best Law Firm for Commitment to Sustainability” at both the GlobalCapital 2022 Global Awards and the GlobalCapital Americas Derivatives Awards in September.
News: 26 September 2022
Allen & Overy has advised the Credit Derivatives Determinations Committee on the settlement of credit derivative transactions (CDS) referencing the Russian Federation.
News: 18 July 2022
Allen & Overy has advised Galileo Global Education in relation to its EUR300 million non-fungible add-on to its existing EUR1 billion cov-lite term loan B.
Publications: 07 October 2021
A broad range of sustainability issues are now clearly affecting the way some investors assess potential M&A deals and allocate capital. But many are only just getting to grips with the fast-evolving…
Allen & Overy is ‘excellent in every respect’ and is ‘at the forefront’ of Islamic finance.
Legal 500 UK, 2013 (Islamic Finance)
First-rate capabilities in Islamic finance, well integrated throughout the firm's excellent capital markets, projects and finance teams.
Chambers Global, 2015 (Middle East, Islamic Finance)
The magic circle giant remains one of the most formidable players in the world of Islamic finance.
Chambers & Partners UK, 2013 (Islamic Finance)
Recognition for our work
- Band 1 - Banking and Finance: Islamic Finance - Multi-Jurisdictional - Chambers Global 2022
- Band 1 - Islamic Finance - Middle East - Chambers Global 2022
- Band 1 - Islamic Finance - Asia-Pacific - Chambers Global 2022
- Band 1 - Finance: Islamic Finance - United Kingdom - Legal 500 2022