Islamic Finance

Ranked among the leading international practices in corporate and finance, we have the skills to manage a wide range of transactions and to provide clients with the high quality advice they need. Ogier’s Islamic finance team includes individuals who are experienced in traditional forms of finance as well as the Shariah principles governing Islamic finance and financing techniques.

We establish open relationships with our clients and take the time to understand their businesses. We are conversant with a broad cross-section of Islamic products and work closely with our clients to reconcile the requirements of regulators and Shariah scholars. In particular, we have significant expertise in the set-up of SPVs.

Our experience, knowledge and understanding enables us to resolve the offshore aspects in structuring transactions and products that meet both Shariah and conventional banking requirements, as well as applicable regulatory requirements.

Services

A cross-section of Islamic products

Our Islamic finance team represents both Islamic and conventional banks and financial institutions in relation to a broad cross-section of Islamic products and has experience of:

  • Murabaha
  • Mudaraba
  • Musharaka
  • Ijara
  • Wakala
  • Sukuk

Application of Shariah principles

Members of the team have represented a number of Islamic and conventional financial institutions in the structuring of Islamic financial products and the application of Shariah principles to the financing of:

  • Ships
  • Aircraft
  • Real estate
  • Commodities
  • Projects and Infrastructure

Operation and disputes

In addition to advising on Islamic finance structures at their outset, we also advise on these structures once they are operational. Our dispute resolution lawyers, for example, are experienced in dealing with disputes where the transaction has been structured in accordance with Islamic finance principles.

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