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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 and insights

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Publications: 11 March 2024

Allen & Overy attorneys analyze the impact of the SEC’s new climate rule

Allen & Overy partners Ken Rivlin and Justin Cooke, and associate Jacob Ely analyze the impact of the SEC’s new climate rule and investor access to material climate-related information with Bloomberg…

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Publications: 27 February 2024

EU sanctions and the no re-export to Russia requirements

The EU has extended the scope of its sanctions against Russia by requiring EU parties that are selling or leasing aircraft to most countries outside the EU to prohibit the re-export of those aircraft…

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News: 21 February 2024

John Goldfinch joins Allen & Overy to enhance structured finance and private capital offering

Allen & Overy today announces it is bolstering the global structured finance practice as partner John Goldfinch joins ahead of merger with Shearman & Sterling, to become A&O Shearman.

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Publications: 23 November 2023

Sustainable lending – a growing role for Islamic finance and Middle Eastern financiers

The aims of ESG investing and Islamic Finance structures are already closely – though not perfectly – aligned. Middle Eastern governments are looking to diversify away from oil and gas. This, Samer…

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Recognition for our work

  • Band 1 - Banking and Finance: Islamic Finance - Multi-Jurisdictional - Chambers Global 2022
  • Band 1 - Islamic Finance - Middle EastChambers Global 2022
  • Band 1 - Islamic Finance - Asia-PacificChambers Global 2022
  • Band 1 - Finance: Islamic Finance - United KingdomLegal 500 2022