Ashurst has one of the leading Islamic finance practices, our
lawyers having advised banks, arrangers, lead managers and
investors on some of the most significant Islamic financing
transactions in the market.
Our team consists of Islamic finance lawyers qualified under
English, German, French, UAE, Indian and other law and is based in London, Dubai, Abu
Dhabi, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Australia from
which we cover our clients' Islamic finance needs in Europe, the
Middle East and Asia.
The practice is fully integrated with our loans and structured finance practices as
well as general corporate practices making it one of the most well-founded multi-disciplined
Islamic finance teams in the legal industry. The team
advises in relation to the full range of Shari'ah compliant
- structured products including securitisation
- Shari'ah funds
- Shari'ah project finance transactions
As many of the English and Arabic speaking lawyers have worked in
the Middle East for a number of years, Ashurst can draw on their
extensive international and regional knowledge of the relevant laws
Ashurst is heavily involved at a senior and policy level in
emerging markets. Abradat
Kamalpour is the CEO and a founder of the New Silk Road Forum
(NSR Forum), and senior partner, Charlie Geffen is on the NSR Forum
Advisory Board. The NSR Forum is a non-profit, self-funded
organisation which seeks to promote the development of links
between governments, international financial institutions,
corporates and professionals of various disciplines within the "New
Silk Road" countries.
Strategic partners and supporters include the China-Britain
Business Council, Middle East Association, UK India Business
Council as well as several large banking institutions, ambassadors
Further information on the New Silk Road forum can be found on the
official website http://www.nsrforum.com/.