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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 & insights

News: 15 JANUARY 2021

A&O’s European Leveraged Finance practice leads the way across several Debtwire rankings for 2020

Allen & Overy has been recognised once again as the leading adviser for leveraged finance in Europe, according to data published by Debtwire.

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Test tubes

News: 16 DECEMBER 2020

AstraZeneca acquisition of Alexion – A&O advising the lenders on USD17.5 bn bridge-financing facility

Allen & Overy acted as advisers to the group of lenders providing the bridge-financing facility intended to cover the cash portion and associated costs of the USD39 billion acquisition of Alexion…

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Mike Campbell

Publications: 09 DECEMBER 2020

The Evolution of the Lawyer – using technology to assist clients

Mike Campbell, a Senior Associate in our Banking and Projects practice in Dubai, conceived the idea for our Covid-19 contract review platform and has recently been working on developing legal tech…

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The End of an Era for the PKLN team

Publications: 24 AUGUST 2020

The end of an era for the PKLN team

The President of Indonesia dissolved the PKLN Team and revoked the regulation which previously subjected Indonesian borrowers of offshore debt to reporting and/or approval of the PKLN Team.

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Recognition

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