Mohammed Saqub > Shakespeare Martineau LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Shakespeare Martineau LLP
B4 6AA

Work Department

Real Estate Finance / Islamic Finance


Partner & Head of Islamic Finance


Mohammed is a real estate finance and islamic finance specialist with considerable experience in dealing with a range of high-value and complex property investment, finance and development transactions.

Mohammed heads up our real estate finance and Islamic finance team. He advises on high value and complex property investment, development and finance transactions and has an in-depth knowledge and application of Islamic principles to securities on real property.

Mohammed has assembled and leads a highly skilled team of lawyers that are regarded as experts in Islamic finance and real estate finance.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Finance > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Mohammed SaqubShakespeare Martineau LLP

Shakespeare Martineau LLP is experienced in handling real estate finance and corporate banking matters, alongside a particular expertise in Islamic finance, having been called upon by government agencies to advise on the impact changes in legislation. The practice, which is capable of offering a ‘personalised service’, is jointly led by ‘consummate professional’ Naomi Tudor, whose expertise includes corporate and property finance work on bilateral or syndicated transactions, and Mohammed Saqub, who has a key focus on Islamic finance, as well as related commercial property investment transactions and various development transactions.

London > Finance > Islamic finance

(Leading individuals)

Mohammed SaqubShakespeare Martineau LLP

Primarily centred from Birmingham and London, the ‘commercial and driven’ team at Shakespeare Martineau LLP is ‘very experienced in dealing with Sharia compliant structures’ for borrowers and lenders seeking or providing the financing to facilitate commercial and residential real estate in the UK. Although it is starting to picking an increased flow of work for foreign entities, including funds, looking to invest in the UK, the team has over the years been particularly successful in developing strong ties with banks (both wholly Shariah compliant entities and conventional lenders with an Islamic window), ensuring that it secures a huge flow of work, particularly in the context of retail mortgages. Recognised as a ‘a leading figure in the Islamic market sector’, team head Mohammed Saqub has been pivotal to the firm’s success in the area with his expertise recognised not only by clients on transactional work but also the UK government, which he has provided guidance to in terms of growing Islamic finance within the country. Legal director Afreen Cole has ‘a solid understanding of Islamic finance principles’, which she deploys to good effect on real estate finance matters and in the negotiation of Commodity Murabaha facility agreements.

London > Real estate > Property finance

Mohammed Saqub at Shakespeare Martineau LLP heads the property finance team from London and Birmingham, which has notable strength in Islamic finance. Clients of the department are predominantly UK and Middle East wholly Sharia compliant banks, and conventional banks which have an Islamic window.