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Conyers Dill & Pearman lawyers Fawaz Elmalki and Sameer Tegally have been recognised for their Islamic finance expertise by Islamic Finance News, a leading industry publication for professionals in the field.
The IFN Leading Lawyers List recognises lawyers who are regarded as the best practitioners in their respective areas of Islamic finance. The list is compiled following an intensive survey of over 1500 professionals in the industry, including senior management of Islamic Finance issuers, investors, financial institutions and government bodies from around the world.
Fawaz Elmalki is an associate in Conyers’ Dubai office and regularly represents Shari’a compliant funds and their sponsors in connection with their formation and acquisitions. Fawaz also represents institutional investors in such funds. He has broad experience in corporate finance and corporate law matters, including offshore structuring of Islamic finance products such as sukuk.
Sameer Tegally is an associate in Conyers’ Mauritius office and focuses on Shari’a compliant funds, Shari’a trusts and offshore Islamic finance, advising major international banks, foreign government agencies and multi-nationals on corporate and financing/investment structures, as well as collaterals involving Mauritius vehicles.
Conyers has grown its Islamic finance practice in recent years with the recruitment of a number of Islamic finance experts, and continues to advance in this rapidly growing space. Over the past year, Conyers has advised on several major Islamic finance transactions including the first ever US Fortune 500 sukuk, which was issued by GE Capital in December 2009 and was acclaimed as the “Sukuk Deal of the Year” for 2009 by Islamic Finance News, as well as winning Airfinance Journal’s “Deal of the Year” Award for 2009.