Banking & Finance


Our Banking and Finance team advises a range of major international and domestic banks, financial institutions, government entities and corporations internationally and across the Middle East. We cover the full range of financial legal services including financial regulatory matters, FinTech and restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency.

With specialist experience in drafting syndicated loans and security documentation, we have led on the incorporation and licensing of a number of financial institutions across the Middle East, in both onshore and offshore (free zone) locations. We have also been at the forefront of Islamic finance development, spearheading a range of innovative Shari’a compliant instruments and structures. Our team is highly skilled in contract law, drafting syndicated loans and security documentation as well as structuring and advising on investment funds. We also advise contractors, developers and sponsors, as well as banks, on their project finance documentation.

Clients depend on us for legal advice on day-to-day banking and finance issues, as well as complex transactions and regulatory matters. With rights of audience in local Courts, we are also the first port of call for any litigious matters.

Services

  • Corporate lending
  • Islamic finance
  • Structured and asset finance
  • Project finance
  • Fund formation & structuring
  • FinTech
  • Cryptocurrency & blockchain
  • Financial restructuring, bankruptcy & insolvency
  • Financial litigation
  • Fraud
  • Trade & export finance
  • Financial regulatory
  • Private equity and venture capital
"They are responsive, quick on the uptake, and gets what the client needs."

Chambers FinTech Legal 2022

Key Contacts

Jimmy Haoula

Michael Kortbawi

Abdullah Ishnaneh

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