Nada Jarnaz > Howard Kennedy LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Howard Kennedy LLP

Work Department

Real Estate


Nada Jarnaz is Head of Banking at Howard Kennedy. Nada acts for lenders and investors on all aspects of their debt financing needs and her experience spans across the full spectrum ranging from bilateral, syndicated, senior and mezzanine facilities to cross-border transactions and bond issuance agreements.

Nada has a versatile skill set across a range of industries and sectors.  Within the field of real estate finance, Nada acts for both lenders and investors on their investment and development facilities, across the residential and commercial sectors, with a particular focus on PRS/Build to Rent, hotels and student accommodation.

Nada also advises clients on corporate restructurings, distressed debt sales, corporate finance/working capital facilities, and acquisition finance matters.

She is a recognised leading Islamic finance expert acting for a number of Sharia-compliant financiers as well as investors who look to source finance from them.

Nada has an international background and has spent periods of time during her career working in the Middle East, both of which equip her with an invaluable cultural understanding of her international clients and counterparties.

Nada is pragmatic, diplomatic and a good negotiator.


Spanish and Arabic.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Property finance

Howard Kennedy LLP acts for investors, developers and commercial lenders across a broad range of real estate finance matters, including senior and mezzanine debt, investment and development finance, and bridging finance. The team also handles a variety of asset classes, from office, logistics, retail and hotels to student accommodation. Steve Clinning is head of the banking and real estate finance team; Nada Jarnaz leads the banking team and also has a thriving Islamic finance practice; and Marcus Jamson is head of structured finance. Recently promoted legal director Hannah Place is also of note with a strong insolvency law background.