Our LEGAL team is recognized widely as a world-leading practice and continues to be at the forefront of Islamic markets, Islamic finance and Sharia-compliant or Halal products. We have a large international and local team which are integrated into every practice area in which you operate, giving us an unmatched depth and breadth of experience including Conventional work and Sharia compliant work.

We have a number of lawyers throughout the world advising Islamic clients doing business in the West and the Western corporations doing business in the Islamic world. With the most reputable legal partners in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, we have a unique understanding of your needs to venture in other business cultures. We are innovators in the sector of the Islamic economy and markets and possess unrivalled technical, cultural and commercial knowledge.

Our lawyers work for a vast range of clients, including Islamic financial institutions and conventional banks, as well as major corporates and governments.  Our lawyers are leaders in their local legal communities.

The collective expertise of ISFIN is unchallenged and unmatched in the world.

We can team up with other independent professionals who have the same competence to provide you with a global solution.

Our services include:

Conventional services

Administrative law, Property & Construction
Antitrust & Competition
Banking & Finance
Bank Lending & Structured Finance
Capital Markets
Commercial Contracts
Company Formation & Incorporation
Construction & Real Estate
Corporate, M&A & Securities
Litigation & Arbitration
Employment & Labour
Energy, Mining & Infrastructure
Franchise & Distribution
Foreign Direct Investments (FDI)
Hedge Funds
Intellectual Property & Information Technology
International Trade & Regional Trade (APEC, ASEAN, COMESA, EU, MERCOSUR, NAFTA, OHADA, SADCC)
Insurance & Reinsurance Law
Insolvency & Restructuring
Investment funds
Pensions & employee benefits
Private Equity
Private Wealth
Projects & Infrastructure
Product liability
Regulatory & Government Affairs
Tax Law
Technology & Media
Trusts & Private Clients

Sharia compliant services
Debt Financing

Al-Bai' Bithaman Ajil/Bai' Muajjal (Deferred Payment Sale)
Al-Murabahah (Cost Plus)
Tawarruq (Commodity Murabahah)
Al-Qard (benevolent loan)
Bai’ as-Salam (future delivery)
Bai’ Al-Istijrar (supply contract)
Ar-Rahnu (collateralised borrowing/Pawn Broking)
Bai' al 'inah (sale and buy-back agreement/Credit Card/personal financing)

Lease Financing

Al-Ijarah Thumma al-Bai’ (leasing and subsequently purchase)
Al-Ijarah (leasing)
Al-Istis'na Ijarah

Debt Trading

Bai’ al-Dayn (debt trading/block discounting)

Equity Financing

Al-Mudharabah (profit-sharing)
Musyarakah Muntanaqisah (Diminishing Musyarakah)
Al-Musyarakah (joint venture)

Trade Finance

Letter of Credit (Wakalah/Musharakah/Murabahah)
Trust Receipts (Murabahah)
Al-Kafalah (Bank Guarantee)
Export Credit Refinancing (Murabahah/Al-Dayn)
Accepted Bill (Murabahah/Al-Dayn)


Al-Hiwalah (remittance)
As-Sarf (foreign exchange)
Al-Ujr (fee)
Al-Hibah (gift)

Capital Market

Sukuk (Debt/Lease/Wakalah)
Islamic Unit Trust
Islamic REITS
Islamic Derivatives
Structured Products

Insurance Market


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