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Bilal Ahmad

Partner

Bilal regularly advises on debt capital markets and sukuk transactions (both Regulation S and Rule 144A issues) for emerging markets issuers. 

Bilal also advises on convertible securities, hybrid and regulatory capital issues, liability management transactions and securitisation transactions.

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

In the IFLR1000 2024 rankings, Bilal is recognised as “Highly Regarded” in the UAE across two separate categories (Capital Markets: Debt and Islamic Finance).

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

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, 4 October 2002
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, 16 April 2007
Recognition
Bilal Ahmad is very strong both technically and commercially, and very solution-oriented.
CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2023 (UAE, CAPITAL MARKETS: DEBT)
Bilal Ahmad is a ‘highly regarded and technically strong’ practitioner who is widely recognised as a market leader in sukuk, both within the UAE and in Saudi Arabia.
CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2021 (UAE, CAPITAL MARKETS: DEBT, EXPERTS BASED ABROAD IN SAUDI ARABIA)

Qualifications

Admissions

Legal practitioner, New South Wales, Australia, 2002

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2007

Academic

Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business, Finance, University of Technology, Sydney, 2001
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.