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Global Islamic Finance & Investment Law Firm
Islamic Finance
Arbitration
Asset Finance
Energy
Healthcare
Middle East & North Africa
Petrochemicals and Refining
Power and Water
Private Equity
Private Equity/Investment Funds
Project Finance
Projects and Construction
Real Estate
Saudi Arabia Practice
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King & Spalding is a leader in Islamic finance and investment.  Our work in the Middle East and our experience with Islamic finance date back to the early 1980s.  In 1995, we were the first law firm to establish a dedicated Islamic finance and investment practice group.  Our award-winning group has been successful in developing the legal architecture needed by our clients to break new ground in this specialized field.  We are the only law firm with recognized experience and the depth to structure and implement sophisticated Shari’ah-compliant investment and financing transactions in the Middle East, Europe and the United States.  Our offices in these jurisdictions are staffed with an integrated group of 30 professionals who are dedicated to Islamic finance and investment, and they are supported by an international law firm with more than 800 lawyers located in 13 offices.

In 2004, King & Spalding was recognized by Euromoney as “Best Legal Advisors in Islamic Finance,” the first such award presented by any publication or group, and since then we have remained at the forefront of this specialized practice area. Recent awards include:

  • Law Firm of the Year in Funds/Asset Management, and honorable mentions for Islamic Finance firm of the year and Banking firm of the year (Islamic Finance News Awards 2014)
  • “Best of the Best” in Islamic Finance: partners Jawad I. Ali and Michael Rainey (Euromoney 2013)
  • Law Firm of the Year in Private Equity (Islamic Finance News Awards 2013)
  • Real Estate Deal of the Year (Islamic Finance News Awards 2013)
  • IPO Deal of the Year (Islamic Finance News Awards 2013)
  • Best Deal in the Middle East and Africa (EuroWeek 2013)
  • Best law firm of the year for Islamic Finance (Islamic Business & Finance)
  • Excellence in Islamic Finance – Contribution to Islamic Legal Practice (International Islamic Finance Forum)
  • Islamic Finance Deal of the Year for Europe (The Banker)
  • Islamic Finance Most Innovative Deal of the Year (Saudi Arabia – Euromoney)
  • Islamic Finance Best Project Finance Deal of the Year (Qatar – Euromoney)
  • Islamic Finance Deal of the Year for Qatar (Islamic Finance News)
  • Best New Private Equity Fund (Private Equity World (MENA))
  • Europe Deal of the Year for the AK Bars Bank transaction (Islamic Finance News Awards 2011)
  • Turkey Deal of the Year for the KT Sukuk Varlik Kiralama A.S. Sukuk (Islamic Finance News Awards 2011)
Isam Salah 
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