In our Cover Story, we question what matters most to corporate clients in making the crucial decision of representation. Could an individual lawyer’s track record trump a household name? Or are clients more inclined to stick to big name players? We speak to lawyers and their clients and observe the considerations involved in the all-important selection process.
We also take a retrospective look at the 2009 defaults and dissect the restructuring process which posed a new challenge all together to Islamic finance lawyers. Industry practitioners also reveal the intricacies behind structuring contracts and deals that adhere to the Shariah while maintaining its commercial viability, and express their thoughts on jurisdictional restrictions on setting up law firms. In addition, the results of the recent survey of the IFN Leading Lawyers and IFN Law Poll 2011 will be published in full.
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