Paul McViety is an experienced banking lawyer with over 15 years' experience of advising on financing transactions, acting for both Islamic and conventional clients - including financial institutions, corporates, sponsors, developers, fund and asset managers, regulators and government entities. He is also head of the firm's Islamic Finance group in the Middle East.

Paul provides advice on a broad range of finance-related transactions: including bilateral and syndicated financings (Islamic or conventional), co-financings, project finance transactions (including complex multi-sourced financings), the financing of real estate, asset finance, trade finance, debt restructurings and debt capital markets (sukuk). His practice also extends to assisting clients in relation to Islamic (or Shari'a-compliant) funds or investments.

DLA Piper's capabilities in Islamic finance are in keeping with the firm's position as a leading global business law firm. Paul and his team play a leading role on any Islamic transactions involving other DLA Piper offices, including our offices across Europe and the United States.

Paul is recognised as a leading Islamic finance lawyer. He actively participates at key industry conferences and regularly comments on the subject of Islamic finance (including being interviewed by The Times and by local radio station, Dubai Eye).