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Islamic finance

Eversheds Sutherland recognises the increasing global importance of Islamic finance and has developed a group that is dedicated to this sector.

Through our global offices, our Islamic finance group specialises in providing advice to financiers and their customers in connection with a range of Shari’ah compliant products and transactions. Our practice covers both institutional clients and corporate entities.

We have experience across a breadth of areas of Islamic finance and regularly work with leading sector-based institutions to develop further innovative Shari’ah compliant products.

Our Islamic Finance Group advises on a range of matters including:

  • Sukuk issues
  • standard form documents covering and transactions documented under Murabaha, Musharaka, Mudarabah and Ijara arrangements
  • Islamic tranches in project financing in a number of sectors
  • Sharia'h compliant M&A transactions
  • asset leasing on a Sharia'h compliant basis
  • construction contracts based on Istisnaa principles
  • real estate investments.

Our practice covers both institutional clients and corporate entities.

Our experience

Our teams experience includes advising:

  • DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, QInvest and QNB Capital on the establishment of Ooredoo’s Shari’ah compliant US$2,000 million Sukuk programme, including the issue of US$1,250 million certificates
  • Al Baraka Bank Turkey on its issuance of US$ 200 million Sukuk al Murabaha, which qualified as Tier II capital according to the Turkish Central Bank’s guidelines on capital adequacy (following Basel II)
  • Majid Al Futtaim on the update of its Medium Term Note and Sukuk issuance programmes, the listing of the programmes in Ireland and Dubai and the subsequent drawdowns
  • Qatar Islamic Bank on QAR546,150,000 commodity murabaha financing