Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s Islamic finance group is centered in Abu Dhabi and includes finance, international arbitration and investment funds attorneys in Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, London and the United States.
Our Islamic finance group has a wealth of experience advising developers, borrowers, investors, Islamic finance institutions, commercial banks, export credit agencies and development finance institutions with regard to Islamic finance. We have experience in all forms of Islamic finance. Our experience extends from major cross-border multisourced project financings to the creation and structuring of Shari’ah-compliant investment products, including Shari’ah-compliant funds and collective investment schemes.
Our team is well acquainted with the application of the principles of Shari’ah, and we have worked with Shari’ah scholars and various supervisory boards in the structuring and documentation of a broad range of transactions, including those based on murabaha, tawarruq, ijara, istisna’a and musharaka structures. We work with our clients to help ensure they keep apace of sector growth through our ability to support them in the design, structuring and market launch of a diverse and sophisticated range of Shari’ah-compliant financial products and services.