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 renowned for having a very strong Islamic finance practice that advises clients like Masraf Al Rayan and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank. The Islamic finance team is led by Mohammed Saqub , who also leads the real estate finance team. Naomi Tudor  leads the firm’s corporate financing team and her expertise covers transactions involving charity or education institutions and crowdfunding. She is supported by Christopher Gayle   and John Rice  who work heavily in short-term and bridge financing, while Helen Readett  is the key contact for healthcare and development lending.

London > Real estate > Property finance

Islamic finance is a core offering of the team at Shakespeare Martineau LLP, especially regarding residential developments. London and Birmingham-based Mohammed Saqub leads the department and specialises in Islamic financing, as well as handling commercial and residential property investment and development transactions. Legal director Andrew Stevens is also a key member of the team, advising clients on large syndicated deals and restructurings.

London > Finance > Islamic finance

(Leading individuals)

Mohammed SaqubShakespeare Martineau LLP

Led from Birmingham by Mohammed Saqub, Shakespeare Martineau LLP‘s ‘very approachable’ team provides a ‘great customer service’ to a strong and loyal roster of UK and Middle Eastern wholly Sharia-compliant banks, as well as conventional banks with an Islamic window. Although the scope of the offering is broad, a significant proportion of the work relates to commercial and retail real estate mandates, with work ranging from advice on Islamic mortgages to complex commercial and development facilities. As well as transactional work, the firm’s depth of knowledge within the space is also acknowledged by the UK government, which has recently sought guidance as to the impact changes in legislation will have on Islamic finance transactions.