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Rizwan H Kanji

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : Capital Markets: Debt , Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance , Islamic Finance
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Capital Markets: Debt - United Arab Emirates

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Rizwan Kanji is a highly skilled practitioner active on both conventional and Shari'a-compliant DCM work. He is especially well respected for his sukuk practice, which sees him advise many major regional financial institutions. One client explained: "I find him very knowledgeable, and he's very good with strategic thinking," adding that "he understands the requirements very clearly and proposes pragmatic solutions."
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Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance - United Arab Emirates

Band 3

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Rizwan Kanji is an esteemed debt capital markets and Islamic finance lawyer who is particularly accomplished in sukuk. He has a lengthy track record in representing sovereign entities both within the Middle East and internationally, alongside his prolific practice in murabaha and Shari'a-compliant facilities. Clients assess him as "very good with strategic thinking," noting: "He understands the requirements very clearly and proposes pragmatic solutions."
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Capital Markets: Debt - Middle East-wide

Band 3

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Based in Dubai, Rizwan Kanji is a widely respected sukuk practitioner with deep expertise spanning the entire region, but who is particularly active in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. He regularly acts for Islamic banks and sovereign wealth funds and is well versed in Shari'a-compliant finance. Sources agree he is "one of the best debt lawyers."
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Islamic Finance - Middle East-wide

Band 3

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Rizwan Kanji is an accomplished, Dubai-based sukuk practitioner who is well recognised for his experience overseeing high-value issuances. Clients note his strength in Shari'a-compliant structuring, with sources extolling that "he is excellent" and "very good with strategic thinking."
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Practice Areas

Rizwan Kanji’s practice focuses on debt capital markets, finance and securitizations using both conventional and Islamic finance structures.

He advises investment banks, financial institutions, multilateral development banks, sovereign states, insurance companies and multinational regional corporations on high-profile transactions across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa.

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Career

Qualified in England and Wales

Professional Memberships

Law Society of England & Wales; Dubai Legal Affairs Department

Publications

Co- Author of Practitioners book: Islamic Capital Markets – Principles & Practices, Published 2015 by International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance and Securities Commission Malaysia

Personal

L.P.C., The College of Law, London; LL.M., University of Southampton; LL.B., University of Leicester

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Rizwan H Kanji

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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ICD Brookfield Place

Level 10

Al Mustaqbal Street

Dubai International Financial Centre

Dubai

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

120109

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