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.
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Publications: 31 May 2023
Great Fund Insights: Asset managers in the Middle East gear up for a busy time
Despite challenges around fundraising and heightened investor and regulatory scrutiny in an uncertain economic climate, alternative asset managers in the Middle East are continuing to have a busy…
Publications: 06 April 2023
Key global capital markets development and outlook
The global capital markets faced significant challenges in 2022. Although optimism is returning for 2023, risks remain around inflation, interest rates, geopolitics and bank stability.
Publications: 29 March 2023
Market Horizons podcast: Blockchain bonds: how legal frameworks are changing – Europe and UK (Part 2)
In the second part of this two-part episode, part of the “Market Horizons” series, we continue to look at blockchain bonds and how legal frameworks are changing around the world to accommodate the…
Publications: 17 March 2023
States have unlimited capacity: Law Debenture v Ukraine
Foreign states formally recognised by the UK government have unlimited capacity, the UK Supreme Court has confirmed, in a significant decision in long running litigation between a trustee for…
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