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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))

News & insights

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Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2021

Podcast: UK and EU prospectus and listing regulation: Where next?

In this podcast, Amanda Thomas, partner and Jennifer Cresswell, counsel in our International Capital Markets practice, share a short round-up of UK and EU prospectus and listing regulation…

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Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2021

The sun never sets on English law governed debt: reviewing the Re Prosafe SE decision

The recent decision in Re Prosafe SE pits the principle of freedom of contract against the increasingly popular modified universalism in the cross-border restructuring and insolvency space.

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Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2021

2021/2022 – Another eventful year for Thai competition law

While the ongoing global pandemic has had a temporary braking effect on some business sectors and international travel, Thai competition law has continued to develop at pace in an attempt to catch up…

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Publications: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

Germany's new coalition agreement: Change is afoot for the financial services industry?

The three political parties set to form the next German government published a coalition agreement on 24 November. Its part on the German and European financial market in most respects seems to…

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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