Could you provide a brief journey of how you arrived where you are today?
I joined Dechert as a partner in January 2006 to spearhead the development of the firm’s London-based Islamic finance practice, working closely with our New York and German Islamic finance teams.
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We believe we are also unique in being able to offer Islamic finance expertise on both sides of the Atlantic – there are many US and UK firms with a good understanding of Islamic finance, but none can offer our strength in-depth in both the US and Europe.
Dechert is pretty unique in offering a comprehensive, “one-stop shop” service with full support on a transatlantic basis.
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Name one thing you would like to see change in the world of Islamic finance?
Dechert is an international law firm that focuses on core transactional and litigation practices, providing world class services to major corporations, financial institutions and private funds worldwide. With more than 1,000 lawyers in our global practice groups working across Dechert’s 16 offices in Europe and the US, we have the resources to deliver seamless, high quality legal services to clients worldwide. Our top-ranked, world class practices include corporate and securities, complex litigation, finance and real estate, and financial services and asset management.
Dechert’s Islamic finance team focuses on the full range of commercial efforts on behalf of major players in the Islamic finance industry, including securities and capital markets advisory work, structured finance, real estate and infrastructure development, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity and hedge fund formation. In addition, the regional experience of Dechert’s lawyers, gained while living and working in Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) jurisdictions, enables us to counsel both clients based in the OIC and clients planning to expand to such jurisdictions.