Banking & Finance

Banking & Finance

Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel’s Banking & Finance team has recognised expertise and unmatched knowledge of both local and cross-border/multi-jurisdictional banking and finance transactions. We help our clients navigate through the myriad of issues they may face in today’s growingly complex modern banking system. 

From acquisition finance to securitisation, our Banking & Finance team is comprised of lawyers who are experts in Islamic banking, property finance, asset finance, project finance, insolvency and restructuring, structured finance and finance litigation.  Our experience of acting not only for arranging banks and lenders but also for credit enhancers and borrowers, in relation to a wide range of industrial and financial sectors, means we are able to anticipate and address the requirements of all parties to a transaction.  

Islamic finance

Islamic banking has grown into a global financial force and there is ever-increasing demand for Shari’ah compliant financial products. Our Islamic finance specialists have extensive experience advising on a full spectrum of Islamic finance products - from capital markets to retail – and have been involved in some of the most innovative Shari'ah compliant financing structures and transactions. 

Finance litigation

There have been major developments in the banking and finance industry in the Middle East in recent years.  The increasing number of financial products available, together with the globalisation of banking transactions, means that the scope for disputes in the banking sector is broadening, becoming more complicated and involving multiple jurisdictions.  Our Banking & Finance lawyers work closely with our Dispute Resolution team advising clients, from banks to investors, on local and international banking litigation and enforcement matters in the UAE.


    • Advising an investment fund on the creation and set up of the first Shari’a compliant fund out of Malta.
    • Advising as amicus curiae on the winding up of a major US law firm, including advising the liquidator on employment and insolvency issues.
    • Advising private equity fund sponsors and owners of various high-end fashion brands on the structuring of a fund and subsequent fund raising activity.
    • Advising an energy corporation on the lending and registration of securities for an international fund.