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White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice - Islamic Finance

Our Islamic finance lawyers have extensive experience in structuring, documenting and negotiating complex transactions and developing innovative Shari’ah-compliant techniques, including in relation to Murabaha, Ijara, Wakala, Istisna, Salam, Mudaraba, Musharaka and other structures including Sukuk issues. Our knowledge and insight enable clients to successfully navigate the complexities surrounding these structures. We have built excellent relationships with the leading Islamic banks and Shari'ah scholars. Clients benefit from our significant on-the-ground presence in the Middle East through our offices in the UAE (Abu Dhabi and Dubai), Riyadh and Doha. These offices are supported by our global teams, allowing us to complete Islamic finance transactions around the world. Our Islamic finance capabilities span capital markets, banking, project finance, asset finance, restructuring and investment funds. Our regional Islamic finance team has worked on some of the largest and most high-profile Islamic finance transactions in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world, including advising on many of the "firsts" in Islamic finance: the largest US$ Sukuk offering by a sovereign issuer to date in Asia (Republic of Indonesia) the first international Shari'ah compliant financing for a Russian financial institution (AK BARS Bank)–US$60 million Murabaha facility the largest US$ denominated Sukuk offering to date (State of Qatar) the largest project finance Sukuk offering to date and the first greenfield project Sukuk (Sadara Basic Services Company) the first US$ denominated Sukuk issued by a Japanese corporate (Nomura Holdings Inc.) the first Islamic public-private partnership (PPP) financing in Saudi Arabia (Hajj Terminal)–US$205 million Ijara/Istisna facility the first Sukuk in the Middle East qualifying as bank capital for regulatory purposes (Saudi Hollandi Bank) the first Rule 144A offering by a Saudi Arabian corporate issuer and the first high yield Sukuk offering by a GCC issuer (Dar Al-Arkan Real Estate Development Company) the first long-term Islamic project financing (Qatargas II)–US$530 million Istisna facility the largest Islamic project financing (at the time) in Saudi Arabia (Petro-Rabigh Phase 1)–US$600 million Ijara facility View all lawyers in Islamic Finance   AWARDS Project Finance Team of the YearIslamic Finance News 2014 Sadara Chemical Project Project Finance Deal of the YearIFLR Middle East Awards 2013 Global Finance Deal of the Year, Project Finance, Middle EastThe American Lawyer 2013 Project Finance & Infrastructure Deal of the Year and Saudi Arabia Deal of the YearIslamic Finance News 2014 Middle East Petrochemical Deal of the YearProject Finance International 2014 Best Sovereign Deal of the Year Republic of Indonesia SukukFinance Asia Achievement Awards 2014 Syndicated Deal of the Year Gulf Marine Middle East FZEIslamic Finance News 2014 Middle Eastern Mining Deal of the Year Emirates Steel Industries RefinancingIJGlobal, Middle East 2015 Europe Deal of the Year 2011 AK BARS BankIslamic Finance News 2012 Trade Finance Deal of the Year 2011 PT AXIS Telekom Indonesia FinancingIslamic Finance News 2012

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