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Always available and willing to go the extra mile’, Baker & McKenzie Limited’s experienced Islamic finance team acted on Nogaholding’s $570m debut shari’ah-compliant murabaha financing. Ian Siddell and Julie Alexander are the main names.

A ‘first choice for high-value financings’, Trowers & Hamlins LLP has extensive experience in Islamic capital markets and derivatives work, and a strong focus on real estate and project finance. Highlights included acting for Diyar Al Muharraq on the $365m shari’ah-compliant financing for the development of housing units in Bahrain. Other clients include Citibank and Bank Muscat. Salman Ahmed leads the team and is recommended alongside Dubai-based Elias Moubarak.

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Islamic finance practice regularly represents regional and domestic banks in Islamic financing transactions. In a highlight, the team acted for Gulf International Bank on its $570m debut murabaha financing for Nogaholding.

ASAR – Al Ruwayeh & Partners is experienced in acting on the full range of Islamic finance facilities for banks and companies. The Bahrain practice is headed by Steven Brown and acted as lead counsel for Watani Investment Company on its $60m sukuk.

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP has a track record of advice on shari’ah-compliant financing structures.

Hassan Radhi & Associates is regularly acts as local counsel for international law firms in Islamic financing matters.

Haya Rashed Al Khalifa Attorneys at Law & Legal Consultants has strong experience of providing local law advice on a variety of Islamic structures. The key name is Ronald Langat.

Zu’bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants has worked with government departments and Islamic banks on a range of Islamic facilities; highlights included acting for the Ministry of Finance on a $435m sukuk al ijara, and for Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank on a $100m ijara facility. Naveen Thakur is recommended.

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