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Islamic Finance

Druces for Business

Islamic Finance

Our lawyers have extensive Islamic finance experience across our core areas of banking, real estate finance, investment and development.

We advise both conventional and Sharia’a compliant financial institutions, corporate counterparties, advisors and investors in dealing with transactions structured to be compliant with Sharia’a principles.  We work with Sharia’a Supervisory Boards and in-house counsel to document these transactions.

Sharia’a compliant legal services

Our service includes bespoke Islamic finance advice, and our team has particular experience in dealing with structures such as:

  • Cost Plus and Commodity Murabaha
  • Wakala
  • Ijarah
  • Mudaraba
  • Musharakah

Legal 500 commentary

The firm’s Islamic finance practice is recommended in the most recent edition of leading directory The Legal 500.

“I have found both Chris Axford and Suzanne Middleton Lindsley to be very open to discussing how to deliver good legal services as well as clearly setting out what they can and cannot do, which is very valuable in helping select lawyers.”

Recent work

  • We advised a notable London bank on the terms of its new Islamic finance transactions. All of these facilities to date were to property developers and all involved development or refurbishment financing. Our advice included Sharia’a compliance advice.
  • We advised a leading Islamic bank on various acquisition finance, property and development facilities, including a £30m financing, through a Murabaha structure of a large Midlands logistics hub.
  • We advised a leading Islamic bank on the provision of acquisition finance facilities in connection with a management buy-out of a nationwide business.
  • We acted on behalf of a Middle Eastern investor, advising on the finance aspects (including Sharia’a considerations) of a structured investment into a private school in the UK.

Who to Contact

Christopher Axford

Head of Corporate

Antony Cotton


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