Clyde & Co has a prominent Islamic finance practice in the Middle East, drawing upon its offices in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The firm is highly regarded for its strengths in Saudi sukuk transactions and Islamic finance facilities provided to borrowers in the real estate, healthcare and education sectors. Its clients also include regional Islamic banks.
A source states that the firm's four main strengths are "being approachable, pragmatic, client-focused and efficient."
Another client summarises: "Clyde & Co possess a deep knowledge of local law as well as English law. They have sharp technical skills and there is easy access to their lawyers when needed."
Adil Hussain is located in Dubai and leads the firm's global Islamic finance team. He is well respected for his experience in Shari'a-compliant facilities and sukuk, and has a significant track record of handling matters in both Saudi Arabia and the UAE. "Adil Hussain is very knowledgeable, commercial and easy to deal with." "He is technically very good and blends that with strong commercial acumen. He has shown the ability to come up with some really interesting solutions to tricky problems."