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Nabil Issa specializes in private equity, funds and investment structures in the GCC and Egypt, with a particular focus on Shari'ah-compliant structures. As a partner in our Islamic Finance and Investment practice in our Dubai and affiliated Riyadh offices, Nabil counsels clients regarding a variety of transactions and financial arrangements.

Nabil represents clients in private equity, international investments, privatizations, venture capital and healthcare matters, as well as education and energy industry transactions. He is especially known for developing innovative Shari'ah-compliant CMA funds and investment structures for real estate and private equity investments in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Proficient in Arabic and fluent in English, Nabil is a regular author and presenter on Islamic finance, funds, venture capital and related topics.

Nabil has been highly rated by several leading resources. In 2016, he was named a leading corporate lawyer by The Best Lawyers Saudi Arabia. He has been ranked highly in the 2008–2016 editions of Chambers Global for corporate and funds work throughout the Middle East, particularly in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Nabil is ranked in Band 1 for his work on investment funds in the Middle East by Chambers Global 2014–2017 and Band 2 for his corporate work in the Middle East by Chambers Global 2017, in addition to being highly ranked for his corporate work in the UAE. He is also recognized as a Leading Individual for his corporate work in Saudi Arabia by Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2017.

In addition, Nabil was named a Leading Lawyer by Islamic Finance News in all 15 categories, and is included in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Islamic Finance Lawyers, as well as Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Emerging Markets Lawyers.

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Credentials

B.A., University of California-San Diego, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

J.D., University of Pennsylvania

District of Columbia

New Jersey

New York

Band 1: Investment Funds in the Middle East


Chambers Global, 2014–2017

Leading Individual: Corporate—Saudi Arabia


Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2017

Band 2: Corporate—Middle East


Chambers Global, 2017

Corporate: United Arab Emirates


Chambers Global, 2017

Leading Corporate Lawyer


The Best Lawyers Saudi Arabia, 2016

Corporate and Funds: Middle East/Saudi Arabia and UAE


Chambers Global, 2008–2016

Leading Lawyer: All 15 categories


Islamic Finance News

Guide to the World’s Leading Islamic Finance Lawyers


Euromoney

Guide to the World’s Leading Emerging Markets Lawyers


Euromoney

Insights

Article · Source: Law Business Research

April 5, 2017
Getting the Deal Through: Private Equity 2017 (United Arab Emirates)

Article · Source: Law Business Research

April 5, 2017
Getting the Deal Through: Private Equity 2017 (Saudi Arabia)

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Credentials

B.A., University of California-San Diego, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

J.D., University of Pennsylvania

District of Columbia

New Jersey

New York

Band 1: Investment Funds in the Middle East


Chambers Global, 2014–2017

Leading Individual: Corporate—Saudi Arabia


Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2017

Band 2: Corporate—Middle East


Chambers Global, 2017

Corporate: United Arab Emirates


Chambers Global, 2017

Leading Corporate Lawyer


The Best Lawyers Saudi Arabia, 2016

Corporate and Funds: Middle East/Saudi Arabia and UAE


Chambers Global, 2008–2016

Leading Lawyer: All 15 categories


Islamic Finance News

Guide to the World’s Leading Islamic Finance Lawyers


Euromoney

Guide to the World’s Leading Emerging Markets Lawyers


Euromoney