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Asal Saghari is counsel of the Corporate, Finance and Investments practice.

Asal has extensive experience in banking and finance.  Her areas of practice include finance, Islamic finance and secured and unsecured lending, with a particular focus on advising sponsors, lenders and borrowers in connection with their lending and investment activities in Europe and Middle East structured on both a conventional and Shari’ah-compliant basis.

Asal joined King & Spalding’s London office in 2008 from one of London’s leading international law firms.

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Credentials

Law Studies, BPP Law School, UK

LL.B., University of Bristol, UK, honours

England and Wales

UK Law Society - Pending

Matters

Outbound Investment Financing

Advised a prominent Saudi client in relation to the provision of a Shari’ah-compliant facility to fund the acquisition of land for development in Vauxhall Cross, London.

Advised KFH Capital Investment Company in the formation of two Shari’ah-compliant UK real estate funds. Following the formation of the funds, King & Spalding advised KFH Capital Investment Company in connection with three property acquisitions, two logistics warehouses in the UK (each single tenanted) and a retail park in Scotland (multi-tenanted). All three transactions were implemented and financed on a Shari’ah-compliant basis.

Advised MUFG Bank, Ltd. in connection with a US$150,000,000 financing for PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama (Buma), together with amendments to an existing US$100,000,000 facility. MUFG is the world’s 5th largest bank by assets, and the largest bank in the world by assets outside China.

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Outbound Investment Financing

Advised a prominent Saudi client in relation to the provision of a Shari’ah-compliant facility to fund the acquisition of land for development in Vauxhall Cross, London.

Advised KFH Capital Investment Company in the formation of two Shari’ah-compliant UK real estate funds. Following the formation of the funds, King & Spalding advised KFH Capital Investment Company in connection with three property acquisitions, two logistics warehouses in the UK (each single tenanted) and a retail park in Scotland (multi-tenanted). All three transactions were implemented and financed on a Shari’ah-compliant basis.

Advised MUFG Bank, Ltd. in connection with a US$150,000,000 financing for PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama (Buma), together with amendments to an existing US$100,000,000 facility. MUFG is the world’s 5th largest bank by assets, and the largest bank in the world by assets outside China.

Advised a Cayman Islands investment vehicle managed by Dimah Capital Investment Company in connection with an acquisition of a retail park in the UK with 16 tenants and two multi tenanted commercial properties in the UK. All transactions were implemented and financed on a Shari’ah-compliant basis.

Advised Mohammed Alsubeaei & Sons Investment Company in relation to the provision by it of a £130 million Shari’ah-compliant mezzanine development facility to fund the mixed use development "South Bank Tower" in London (formerly King

Insights

Newsletter

January 9, 2019
Energy Newsletter - January 2019

Energy Law Exchange

January 9, 2019
Lending to SMEs Through the ADGM Made Easy

Client Alert

December 17, 2018
Lending to SMEs Through the ADGM Made Easy

View all

Matters

Outbound Investment Financing

Advised a prominent Saudi client in relation to the provision of a Shari’ah-compliant facility to fund the acquisition of land for development in Vauxhall Cross, London.

Advised KFH Capital Investment Company in the formation of two Shari’ah-compliant UK real estate funds. Following the formation of the funds, King & Spalding advised KFH Capital Investment Company in connection with three property acquisitions, two logistics warehouses in the UK (each single tenanted) and a retail park in Scotland (multi-tenanted). All three transactions were implemented and financed on a Shari’ah-compliant basis.

Advised MUFG Bank, Ltd. in connection with a US$150,000,000 financing for PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama (Buma), together with amendments to an existing US$100,000,000 facility. MUFG is the world’s 5th largest bank by assets, and the largest bank in the world by assets outside China.

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Outbound Investment Financing

Advised a prominent Saudi client in relation to the provision of a Shari’ah-compliant facility to fund the acquisition of land for development in Vauxhall Cross, London.

Advised KFH Capital Investment Company in the formation of two Shari’ah-compliant UK real estate funds. Following the formation of the funds, King & Spalding advised KFH Capital Investment Company in connection with three property acquisitions, two logistics warehouses in the UK (each single tenanted) and a retail park in Scotland (multi-tenanted). All three transactions were implemented and financed on a Shari’ah-compliant basis.

Advised MUFG Bank, Ltd. in connection with a US$150,000,000 financing for PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama (Buma), together with amendments to an existing US$100,000,000 facility. MUFG is the world’s 5th largest bank by assets, and the largest bank in the world by assets outside China.

Advised a Cayman Islands investment vehicle managed by Dimah Capital Investment Company in connection with an acquisition of a retail park in the UK with 16 tenants and two multi tenanted commercial properties in the UK. All transactions were implemented and financed on a Shari’ah-compliant basis.

Advised Mohammed Alsubeaei & Sons Investment Company in relation to the provision by it of a £130 million Shari’ah-compliant mezzanine development facility to fund the mixed use development "South Bank Tower" in London (formerly King

Insights

Newsletter

January 9, 2019
Energy Newsletter - January 2019

Energy Law Exchange

January 9, 2019
Lending to SMEs Through the ADGM Made Easy

Client Alert

December 17, 2018
Lending to SMEs Through the ADGM Made Easy

View all

Credentials

Law Studies, BPP Law School, UK

LL.B., University of Bristol, UK, honours

England and Wales

UK Law Society - Pending