Excellence and leadership in Islamic finance
Simmons & Simmons has an award-winning Islamic finance team with recognised expertise in a broad range of practice areas. We advise conventional and Shariah-compliant financial institutions, fund managers, financial advisors and corporates globally on all aspects of Islamic finance.
Understanding Shariah principles
With a deep understanding of Shariah principles and close relationships with many of the world’s leading Shariah scholars, our team offers a leading capability in advanced Islamic product development and transaction management.
Broad range of services
We have expertise in the full range of modern and traditional Islamic finance contracts such as Sukuk, W’ad, Murabaha, Ijara, Mudaraba and Musharakah. We have applied our skills in areas such as new Islamic institution establishment, product strategy, legal risk management and in banking, project finance, asset finance, trade finance, derivatives, fund formation and insurance transactions.
Helping the industry grow
Members of our team make a unique contribution to the development of the Islamic finance industry. Our team includes members of HM Treasury's Islamic Finance Technical Group and the UKTI Islamic Finance Sub-Committee and a former member of the HM Treasury Islamic Finance Experts Group. We are also a strategic partner in an international initiative to help to train and develop future Shariah scholars.
In recognition of the nascent state of the industry, we frequently offer bespoke training courses to our clients. We also regularly hold seminars and publish briefings for our clients and speak at international conferences on the latest developments in the industry.
Awarded Competition and Regulatory Team of the Year 2015 - Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards
Law Firm of the Year - Global Investor Middle East Awards 2015, 2013 and 2012
Islamic Finance Law Firm of the Year - ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL In-House Community Firm of the Year Awards 2015
Corporate Governance Law Firm of the Year – Qatar - Finance Monthly M&A Awards 2015
Law Firm of the Year - Global Investor Middle East Awards 2013
Best Private Equity Firm - Islamic Finance News Awards Law Poll 2012
Best law Firm, Asset & Fund Management - Islamic Finance News Awards Law Poll 2011
Islamic Finance Law Firm of the Year in UAE - CorporateINTL 2011
Islamic Finance Law firm of the Year - The Brief Middle East Legal Awards 2009
Syndicated Deal of the Year - Islamic Finance News Awards 2009 and 2011
Best Social Development Deal in EMEA - EMEA Finance Achievement Awards 2009
Best Islamic Bond Deal - EMEA Finance Achievement Awards 2008
Real Estate Deal of the Year - Islamic Finance News Awards 2008
Mudarabah Deal of the Year - Islamic Finance News Awards 2008
Best Deal of the Year - Global Trade Review 2008