The worldwide Islamic financial services industry is thought to be worth in excess of US$1.4 trillion and, despite current global economic uncertainty, continues to demonstrate strong signs of growth as investors (Islamic and conventional) look to tap into the alternative source of liquidity offered by Shari’a compliant financing structures and products.

At DLA Piper, we advise on Islamic transactions that involve a wide variety of structuring techniques (and often combinations of these), including the following: Ijara, Murabaha (including Tawaruq), Mudaraba, Salam, Musharaka, Istisna’a, Wakala, Wa’ad, Sukuk and Takaful.

We consider ourselves to be more than just an international law firm but also a ‘stakeholder’ in the Islamic finance industry. We have lawyers who are able to provide innovative solutions and we pull together our collective expertise to ensure that our clients always receive the seamless service that their businesses demand.

We provide coherent, considered and commercially sound advice to our clients on the legal and regulatory aspects of Islamic finance transactions. Our lawyers have significant experience in acting for Islamic and conventional clients involved in the Islamic finance industry (including financial institutions, corporates, funds and government entities). DLA Piper also supports and participates in a number of key industry conferences.

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