The Islamic Finance team at Foot Anstey has been shortlisted by the Legal 500 in their 2017 Awards. The team is highlighted within the Finance (Specialism) category, alongside other leading specialist finance practices at global elite firms including Latham & Watkins (high yield), Allen & Overy (asset finance), Reed Smith (commodities) and Slaughter & May (investment grade debt).
The Awards are a new concept which is based purely on client feedback and independent research, with over 50,000 interviews carried out to find the firms that merited a position.
The Awards follow the Legal 500 directory, published in September that saw the firm's ten strong Islamic Finance team rise up to tier 2 in London. The directory commented that practice head, Imam Qazi, was noted for his "commercial and friendly approach". Foot Anstey as a whole is ranked in a total of 34 areas of work and increased its top tier rankings to seven.
Imam Qazi commented, "To be shortlisted was a complement to our team and our hard work. The fact that we got here because of client feedback makes us even more delighted. Our thanks go to those who were involved in the process."