Law firms

Private and public Islamic Finance investors are now seeking a truly global solution to allow for the diversification of their investments. They require a provider of legal services which can handle:

  • outbound investments
  • inbound investments
  • offshore investments

No traditional law firm can possibly provide a team of legal experts active in:

  • outbound countries such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, etc.
  • inbound countries such as the G20 countries, as well as emerging markets like India, China, Brazil, etc.
  • offshore territories such as Jersey, Guernsey, Malta, Isle of Man, BVI, Mauritius, and others, that offer tax structuring.

Corporations, banks, funds, private and public investors are seeking a broader network. They want to be serviced on a global and on a regional scale. They are looking to do business in all major centres and seek a true one-stop shop.

On top of these geographical constraints, financial markets are increasingly producing deals combining both conventional and Islamic aspects. They require two sets of expertise and multi-jurisdictional access.

Property-based lending, project finance & infrastructure projects require experience from true Islamic Finance specialists.

With ISFIN, you will be serviced by expert legal practitioners with a track-record and experience in banking, finance and tax gained from working directly on Islamic Finance files. You will also be serviced by well-established lawyers in your local jurisdictions with access to a global/worldwide network of specialists and also by skilled individuals in the country of origin, the target country of the investment and off-shore or on-shore jurisdictions providing support for the deal.

ISFIN does not appoint one exclusive law firm in England & Wales. If you require any LEGAL contact in London, we have access to the most prominent UK law firms and could formulate recommendations.

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
  • Listings
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Employment & Labour
  • Energy, Mining & Infrastructure
  • Environmental
  • Franchise & Distribution
  • Foreign Direct Investments (FDI)
  • Hedge Funds
  • Immigration
  • 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
  • Sports

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

  • Takaful
  • Re-takaful

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