ChambersUK leading firm 2017The Islamic finance market in the UK has benefited from increased liquidity and a growing appetite for Shariah compliance. With over twenty Banks currently offering Islamic finance products and services in the UK, London remains a growing and prosperous hub for Islamic finance in the West.

We have a dedicated and growing team of Islamic Finance specialists with leading expertise in Islamic real estate finance, investment and development and we offer exceptional value. The Islamic finance team all hold the global Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment Level 3 Islamic Finance Qualification, providing them with in depth specialist knowledge on Shariah in a business context.

We provide a range of services and bespoke Islamic finance advice to a number of key players in the UK Islamic finance market and our team of Islamic finance specialists includes private equity, banking, real estate, corporate and financial services lawyers.

Our team advise conventional and Shariah compliant financial institutions, investment advisory firms and Middle Eastern investors on high-value, complex transactions.

The Shariah compliant structures we have developed, implemented and advised on include:

  • Musharakah (joint venture);
  • Tabdeel/Muwa'ama (hedging);
  • Wakala (deposits);
  • Ijarah (lease financing);
  • Murabaha (cost plus financing);
  • Commodity murabaha;
  • Mezzanine commodity murabaha;
  • Hybrid conventional debt with commodity murabaha; and
  • Sukuk structures.

Partner and Head of Islamic Finance, Imam Qazi is a regular speaker in the field of Islamic finance and delivers presentations to a wide range of international events and conferences. Imam has also provided his expert opinion for a range of publications and articles alongside Director of Islamic Finance Fara Mohammad, examples of which can be found below:

If you would like to learn more about our offering, our Islamic Finance Brochure may be of interest.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Foot Anstey’s Islamic finance group has deep expertise in shari’ah-compliant real estate transactions and is among the ‘top firms providing Islamic finance legal services’ in London. Legal 500 2017

"They are excellent, really supportive of what we want to do, and they have dealt with some challenging issues really well." Chambers 2016

"Imam's presentation was very insightful and most useful as it reflected many touch points that are discussed with our clients and reflects the increasing significance of Shariah financing to our clients and the structures being set up."  KPMG Jersey

"Our customers are truly at the heart of what we do and so, with Foot Anstey's help, we were able to develop an Islamic Business Cash Advance Product to allow us to tap into the Islamic Finance market and offer our services to a wider range of SMEs. We are thrilled to have worked with Foot Anstey throughout this process and look forward to continuing our relationship." Greg Mrkusic, Liberis Limited

"Foot Anstey went that extra mile with their hard work, tenacity and dedication." Bik Bhuptani, Greenridge Investment Management

For more information on our Islamic finance offering please contact Imam Qazi, Partner on +44 (0)117 915 4913 or email imam.qazi@footanstey.com.

 


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