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Conyers lawyers win recognition for Islamic Finance Expertise

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

The pair won recognition for expertise in Asset & Fund Management, Corporate & Commercial, and Offshore Finance in the 2011 Islamic Finance News Leaders 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.

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.

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’s 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 and ratakaful 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.


Sameer K. Tegally

Mauritius   +230 404 9908


"Few firms can come close to Conyers on one critical metric, and this is the breadth of the client base."
- IFLR1000