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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Mohammed Paracha

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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Bahrain

Islamic finance

Within: Islamic finance

Dubai-based Mohammed Paracha leads Norton Rose Fulbright’s Islamic finance practice, which is regarded for its expertise in cross-border financings and for its experience in real estate, export credit, aviation, and trade finance. Recent highlights include Gregory Man’s advice to the Kingdom of Bahrain on a $1bn Eurobond and sukuk issuance.

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London: Finance

Islamic finance

Within: Islamic finance

Davide Barzilai and Farmida Bi head the London team at Norton Rose Fulbright, which count a number of national governments as clients. Recent highlights include the London, Dubai and New York offices acting as structuring and documentation counsel in advising Al Rayan Bank Plc on a £250m shari'ah-compliant securitisation of home purchase plans. The transaction is the first shariah-compliant public securitisation in the UK and the first public securitisation in the UK to be issued under the UK’s alternative finance arrangements regime, designed to facilitate shari'ah-compliant securitisations. The Singapore, London and Hong Kong offices also advised the Republic of Indonesia on its pioneering move as the first Asian country to sell "green" wakala-structured sukuk internationally in a $1.25bn deal. The London office also advised the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on its $2.5bn combined sukuk and Eurobond issuance, the largest simultaneous multiple tranche transaction by Pakistan. Dubai-based Mohammed Paracha is another key contact. Senior associates Mark Brighouse and Andrew Coote are also key contacts in the London office.

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United Arab Emirates

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Norton Rose Fulbright regularly advises banks and borrowers on project finance transactions. Matthew Escritt advised EFG Hermes as arranger on a syndicated financing of the acquisition of several offshore oil rigs, necessitating a Liberian law ship mortgage. Abu Dhabi-based Paul Mansouri advised the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) on financing the third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid solar park. Mohammed Paracha is a name to note for shari’ah-compliant transactions. Of counsel Nicholas Robinson is also recommended.

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Islamic finance

Within: Leading individuals

Mohammed Paracha - Norton Rose Fulbright

Within: Islamic finance

Norton Rose Fulbright’s work in the Islamic finance space covers lending and capital markets matters. Mohammed Paracha advised HSBC as arranger on a $65m commodity murabaha provided to a Turkish clothing retailer. Capital markets expert Gregory Man advised Tenaga National Berhad on its $750m sukuk issuance. Other clients include Emirates NBD.

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