Anzal Mohammed

Anzal Mohammed

Partner

Anzal is Global Co-Head of International DCM, Derivatives & Securitization and Islamic Finance Lead.

He regularly advises on international Islamic sukuk transactions and international debt offerings (both Regulation S and Rule 144A issues) by emerging market issuers in the Middle East, South Asia and elsewhere, Shari’a-compliant finance structures, equity offerings (including hybrid capital issues), debt issuance programmes, convertible securities, derivative securities and securitisations.

In the Chambers Global 2024 directories, Anzal is ranked in Band 1 across three separate categories (Middle East-wide Capital Markets: Debt, United Arab Emirates Capital Markets: Debt and Middle East-wide: Islamic Finance).

In the IFLR1000 2024 rankings, Anzal is recognised as a “Market Leader” in the UAE across five separate categories (Capital Markets: Debt, Islamic Finance, Capital Markets: Derivatives, Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitisation and Banking).

In the Legal 500 2024 rankings, Anzal is recognised as a “Leading Individual” for Capital Markets in the UAE.

Recognition
Anzal Mohammed – one of the very best DCM partners in the Middle East. Very approachable, pragmatic and available when needed.
LEGAL 500 2022 (UAE, CAPITAL MARKETS)
Clients applaud [Anzal Mohammed] as ‘a top-notch lawyer who finds solutions; he’s really smart.’ One interviewee concluded: ‘He has a very high reputation and stands out in sukuk.'
CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2021 (UAE, CAPITAL MARKETS: DEBT)

Qualifications

Admissions

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1999

Academic

LLB, Law, Birmingham City University, 1994

LPC, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, 1995

LLM, International Business Law, University of Manchester, 1996

Languages

English
Dubai
Allen Overy Shearman Sterling LLP (practising in the Emirate of Dubai as “Allen & Overy RLLP” pending the registration completion of the new name with the relevant UAE local authorities) is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC306763.
Disclaimer
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.