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Clifford Chance LLP

Islamic Finance

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What the team is known for

Strong practice regularly noted for its handling of innovative Islamic finance matters and rated as a commanding player in the market. Particularly focused on matters originating in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, but also active across the wider region. Has expertise in international sukuk issuances, structured finance and asset finance. Often advises on matters with hybrid Islamic/conventional elements. Well versed in representing financial institutions, with further experience acting for corporations in the power and telecoms sectors.

Strengths

A client enthused: "They are excellent to work with. They're extremely attentive and very quick to respond. They're very on top of things in general." The same source added: "Their quality of work is very good and they're extremely collaborative with our legal team."

Notable practitioners

Qudeer Latif advises sovereign entities and private companies on the full spectrum of Islamic finance mandates, from sukuk issuances to Shari'a-compliant loan facilities and restructurings. One client lauded: "Qudeer is excellent. He's very helpful and always available to pick up the phone. He does a very good job of leading his team." Based in Dubai, he oversees Clifford Chance's global Islamic finance practice.

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Islamic Finance

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Level 15, Burj Daman

Daman International Financial Centre

PO Box 9380

Dubai

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

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Middle East-wide

Islamic Finance


Qudeer Latif
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