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Islamic Finance

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 & insights

Publications: 20 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: key considerations for corporates when considering your debt facilities

As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic deepens and a prolonged downturn in financial markets looks increasingly certain, we have been speaking to a number of corporates that are reviewing their banking facilities to ensure they have enough liquidity to weather the storm. If you are considering obtaining additional funding here are some key aspects to consider.

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News: 19 MARCH 2020

A&O wins Best Trade Finance Law Firm

Allen & Overy has been awarded Best Trade Finance Law Firm at the 2020 Trade Finance Global Awards. Selected by an independent external steering committee, A&O was recognised for being one of the few firms able to credibly advise on the full range of trade finance structures across key jurisdictions.

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Allen & Overy advises on world's first SONIA and SOFR multucurrency loan agreement

News: 12 MARCH 2020

Allen & Overy advises on world's first SONIA and SOFR multicurrency loan agreement

Allen & Overy has advised a syndicate of 21 lenders, including co-ordinators Barclays Bank PLC ("Barclays") and HSBC Bank PLC ("HSBC") on a GBP6 billion revolving credit facility for British American Tobacco ("BAT").

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Publications: 02 AUGUST 2018

The opportunities and challenges facing legal and compliance experts in ASEAN

Over 180 legal counsel and compliance professionals joined us recently for our inaugural “One Day Intensive” in Kuala Lumpur, where our lawyers and industry experts spoke about key developments and trends impacting businesses in Malaysia and ASEAN from funding challenges to regulatory compliance to successful fintech partnerships.

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Recognition

Recognition for our work

  • Band 1 - Banking and Finance (Islamic Finance): Global wide - Chambers Global 2019
  • Band 1 - Islamic Finance (Middle East Region) - Chambers Global 2019
  • Band 1 - Islamic Finance (Asia-Pacific Region) - Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019
  • Band 1 - Islamic Finance (United Kingdom) - The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2019
  • Band 1 - Islamic Finance (UAE) - The Legal 500 EMEA 2019