Mr Sohail Barkatali > Hogan Lovells (United Arab Emirates) LLP > Dubai, United Arab Emirates > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells (United Arab Emirates) LLP
19TH FLOOR, AL FATTAN CURRENCY TOWER
DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE, PO BOX 506602
DUBAI
United Arab Emirates

Work Department

Finance

Position

Office Managing Partner

Career

Rahail Ali is the office managing partner of the Dubai office. He is an acknowledged expert on Islamic, project and development finance, reflected in accreditations from leading industry and legal journals. He has universally been awarded top tier rankings in various legal directories. Rahail has worked on many of the most innovative finance transactions closed to date in those sectors in the Middle East and North Africa region and is regularly consulted by leading publications as well as banks, governments, and regulatory authorities. In addition to authoring numerous publications and books, he is also the consulting editor of ‘Islamic Finance – A Practical Guide’ and ‘Sukuk and Islamic Capital Markets.’ Rahail was recently listed in The World Muslim 100 Power List for his contributions and influence on Islamic banking and finance.

Languages

English, Urdu

Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales

HM Treasury’s Task Force on standardization of Islamic finance contracts

Education

LLB, University of Birmingham, 1989

LLM, University of Cambridge, 1990

Lawyer Rankings

United Arab Emirates > Construction

Hogan Lovells (United Arab Emirates) LLP is noted for utilising the firm’s global coverage to handle non-contentious and contentious construction mandates, frequently advising developers, contractors, and governments. Sohail Barkatali specialises in electricity, water, and oil and gas construction projects in the UAE. Based in New York, head of the Middle East practice group Samaa Haridi is a key contact for construction-related arbitration matters. Nabeel Ikram left the firm.