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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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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…

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News: 31 January 2023

Allen & Overy’s International Capital Markets practice recognised as top adviser

A&O has been recognised as the top overall adviser to issuers and managers in the global debt and equity capital markets in 2022, with number one rankings awarded to us by Bloomberg and Refintiv…

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Publications: 07 October 2021

Is sustainability really changing the M&A deal landscape?

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…

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Publications: 08 July 2021

Carve-out deals likely to increase after Covid-19

Carve-out and spin-off deals are likely to accelerate as companies emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. Increasingly, companies are looking at alternative strategies to boost their competitiveness,…

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Recognition

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