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
News: 07 AUGUST 2020
Allen & Overy has advised international development banks on the USD585 million debt financing of a 66-km ring road around Almaty in Kazakhstan to be constructed by BAKAD Investment and Operation…Read more
Publications: 05 AUGUST 2020
We believe that the global Covid-19 pandemic will lead to society at large taking climate change much more seriously. While parts of the business and financial community, and governments and…Read more
News: 19 JUNE 2020
We have recently produced an updated client presentation on global trends in private M&A. Over the last eight years, we have analysed almost 1,300 private M&A deals that Allen & Overy advised on…Read more
News: 11 JUNE 2020
Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised African Frontier Capital (Mauritius) LLC (AFC) on a USD 65 million receivables financing transaction which will enable the provision of loans to people living off-grid…Read more
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): 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