Islamic finance

We are able to advise on the differences between Shari’ah compliant funding arrangements and conventional facilities and the potential benefits and technical risks to a customer.

REAL ESTATE – COMMODITY MURABAHA STRUCTURES

We offer a range of practical and targeted capital financing solutions to meet our clients’ requirements in respect of their property needs. Our Commodity Murabaha structure involves the sale of base metals on the London Metals Exchange to create cash flows similar to a conventional property acquisition and/or development facility.

REAL ESTATE – DIMINISHING MUSHARAKAH TRANSACTIONS

Our Diminishing Musharakah transactions involve the establishment of a partnership arrangement where the bank jointly buys and then transfers ownership of a property to the customer over time.

AVIATION

We provide highly respected and comprehensive legal advice for clients engaging in Shari’ah compliant operating and finance leases of aircraft. By using the Ijara and Ijara wa Iqtina financing arrangements, which often involve establishing a lease arrangement that includes a promise to transfer ownership of the aircraft in question, we ensure that our clients receive Shari’ah compliant outcomes.