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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

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News: 05 NOVEMBER 2019

A&O takes finance role in acquisition of CME Group by PPF

Allen & Overy has advised arrangers on the EUR1.150 billion financing of the CME acquisition by PPF Group N.V. The facilities have been fully underwritten by BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Société Générale and UniCredit acting as Underwriters, Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners. Société Générale and Komerční banka are acting as facility agent and security agent, respectively.

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News: 29 OCTOBER 2019

A&O advises on Lekki Port - Nigeria’s first deep sea port

Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited (LPLEL) has signed a USD629 million loan from China Development Bank (CDB) for the development of the first major part of Lekki deep sea port in Lagos State, Nigeria. LPLEL is owned by Singaporean conglomerate Tolaram Group and (subject to completion of its equity investment) China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC).

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News: 17 SEPTEMBER 2019

New hire boosts A&O's global financial services regulatory offering

Allen & Overy has hired financial services regulation specialist, Knox McIlwain, as a partner in London.

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Publications: 02 AUGUST 2018

The opportunities and challenges facing legal and compliance experts in ASEAN

Over 180 legal counsel and compliance professionals joined us recently for our inaugural “One Day Intensive” in Kuala Lumpur, where our lawyers and industry experts spoke about key developments and trends impacting businesses in Malaysia and ASEAN from funding challenges to regulatory compliance to successful fintech partnerships.

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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