Islamic finance

A&O Shearman is a global leader in Islamic finance with unparalleled expertise in Shari'ah-compliant transactions across a range of sectors and jurisdictions in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Americas. 

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We work closely with leading Shari'ah scholars and advisers to ensure that our solutions are fully compliant with Shari'ah requirements and market standards.

We are a supporting member of the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and an observer member of the International Islamic Finance Market (IIFM).

Track record in large-scale Shari'ah-compliant financings

Our attorneys specialize in large-scale Shari'ah-compliant financings and investments such as sukuk, murabaha, istisna, ijara, wakala, as well as conventional bonds, notes, and certificates, and work in close collaboration with our international capital markets, project finance, banking, derivatives and structured finance, real estate, funds and taxation teams. 

Our Islamic finance lawyers are based in key financial centers across the world, providing an integrated, cross-border service to our clients wherever they do business.

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