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Anzal Mohammed



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Anzal Mohammed



Anzal is a capital markets partner in our Dubai office. He heads our capital markets practice in the Middle East and also has overall responsibility for Allen & Overy’s global Islamic finance practice. He regularly advises on international Islamic sukuk transactions and international debt offerings (both Regulation S and Rule 144A issues) by emerging market issuers in the Middle East, South Asia and elsewhere, Shari’a-compliant finance structures, equity offerings (including hybrid capital issues), debt issuance programmes, convertible securities, derivative securities and securitisations.

“Clients applaud Anzal Mohammed as “a top-notch lawyer who finds solutions; he’s really smart.” (Chambers Global 2021 (UAE, Capital Markets))

“Anzal Mohammed is one of the top debt lawyers in this space, he is very available and knowledgeable.” (Chambers Global 2020 (UAE, Capital Markets))

“Anzal Mohammed is considered a market leader in his field.” (Chambers Global 2020 (UAE, Banking & Finance))

“In sukuk, Anzal Mohammed...has ‘unparalleled knowledge and expertise’ in the space.” (Legal 500 2019 (UAE, Islamic Finance))

“Anzal Mohammed is frequently lauded by interviewees, who call him a ‘top-notch lawyer’ and say that he is ‘certainly a leader for sukuk’. He is a regular adviser to major investment banks regarding a broad spectrum of DCM matters.” (Chambers Global 2018 (UAE, Capital Markets))

“Leading light Anzal Mohammed is an acknowledged leader in this field, with peers commenting on his amazing practice and pre-eminence in the market.” (Chambers Global 2018 (Middle East, Islamic Finance))

“Anzal is everything you want in a lawyer: he knows the law inside out, he’s pragmatic, smart and creative.” (IFLR1000 2014 (UAE, Capital Markets))

“Mohammed is ‘one of the leading guys, if not the leading guy, on the ground for debt work’.” (Chambers Global 2011 (Middle East, Capital Markets))

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1999


LLB, Law, Birmingham City University, 1994

LPC, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, 1995

LLM, International Business Law, University of Manchester, 1996