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Conyers lawyers recognised for Islamic Finance Expertise

Conyers lawyers Fawaz Elmalki, Sameer Tegally and Sheba Raza have been recognised as leading lawyers in Islamic Finance by Islamic Finance News, one of the foremost industry publications in the Islamic Finance sphere.

Fawaz and Sameer have won recognition for expertise in Asset & Fund Management, while Fawaz and Sheba are recognized for expertise in Offshore Finance and Fawaz is also recognized for expertise in Energy & Natural Resources and Takaful & Re-takaful, in the 2012 IFN List.

Fawaz Elmalki is a director in Conyers’ Dubai office and regularly represents Shari’a compliant funds and their sponsors in connection with their formation as well as institutional investors in such funds. He has broad experience in corporate finance and corporate law matters, including joint ventures and offshore structuring of Islamic finance products such as sukuk. Fawaz is also recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers and Partners, PLC Which Lawyer and Legal 500.

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. Sameer holds an Islamic Finance Qualification from the UK. Sameer is also recognized as an Associate to watch by Chambers and Partners and as a key Mauritius lawyer by IFLR 1000.

Sheba Raza is an associate in Conyers’ London office and has a wide-ranging practice, acting for financial institutions, insurance companies and general corporate clients on a variety of corporate and finance matters including offshore structuring of Islamic finance products such as sukuk. Sheba also regularly speaks at Bermuda Government sponsored conferences highlighting the benefits of Bermuda as a jurisdiction of choice for Islamic finance products, particularly with respect to asset finance.

The IFN Leading Lawyers List recognises the best practitioners across various areas in the Islamic finance industry. The list is compiled following a survey of industry professionals including senior management of Islamic Finance issuers, investors, financial institutions and government bodies from around the world.

Conyers’ growing Islamic Finance practice provides Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Bermuda and Mauritius law advice for Shari’a-compliant and Islamic finance transactions including asset and aviation finance, aviation, banking, corporate, investment funds, real estate, and Takaful & Re-takaful structures and transactions. The Firm regularly advises leading local and international law firms, banks, asset managers and multinational companies on offshore aspects of Islamic finance transactions.


Sheba Raza

London   +44 (0)20 7562 0346

Sameer K. Tegally

Mauritius   +230 404 9908


"They understood the urgency and demanding nature of the deals that we were working on - they were very responsive and commercial, and worked with us to make it happen."
- Chambers Global