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: 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…
News: 09 March 2023
Allen & Overy advises Charterhouse on the divestment of Tarsus to Informa PLC
Allen & Overy has advised Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP (Charterhouse), a leading European private equity firm, on the divestment of Tarsus, a global B2B media and events business, to Informa PLC…
Publications: 15 February 2023
Market Horizons podcast: Blockchain bonds: how legal frameworks are changing – U.S. and APAC (Part 1)
In this latest episode of Allen & Overy’s Market Horizons podcast series, join us in the first part of a whirlwind tour of several jurisdictions where we focus on international legal and regulatory…
News: 01 February 2023
A&O advises on EIB's first GBP-denominated, dual blockchain digital bond
Global law firm Allen & Overy has advised a bank syndicate comprising BNP Paribas, HSBC and RBC Capital Markets on the European Investment Bank’s (EIB) inaugural issuance of sterling-denominated…
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