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Newcomers to Islamic Finance and existing participants alike face a whole host of challenges that they must successfully navigate to structure, document and complete transactions in accordance with Shariah principles. These challenges include appropriately allocating legal, commercial and Shariah risks between parties and ensuring that transactions, products and services which purport to be Shariah compliant do not breach any Shariah prohibitions.

Our experts can help you deal with the unique challenges you face as a party to a Shariah compliant transaction and are experienced in advising on all Shariah compliant structures, including Ijara, Istisna’a, Manafa’a, Mudarabah, Murabaha, Musharaka, Tawarruq and Wakala.  We advise across a whole host of products and services including real estate finance, asset finance, trade finance, project finance and debt restructurings.

Our clients range from multilateral development banks to wholesale and retail banks, as well as private equity houses and large corporates; whether Shariah compliant or not. They all have one thing in common: they come to us because we help them navigate the nuances of Shariah compliant financings whilst always being cognisant of their needs.

We aim to simplify concepts that can often be complex and pro-actively seek to assist our clients by providing solutions to the legal, commercial and Shariah problems they may be facing.

High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Is­lam­ic Fin­ance in the UK
A ma­jor UK bank on Shari­ah com­pli­ant real es­tate ac­quis­i­tions, re­fin­an­cings and de­vel­op­ments with an ag­greg­ate value ex­ceed­ing GBP 1bn.An in­ter­na­tion­al air­line on the fin­an­cing of two A380 air­craft us­ing...
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02/06/2021
CMS ad­vises AD­IB on Shari­ah com­pli­ant fin­an­cing to Rasmala Long In­come...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Abu Dh­abi Is­lam­ic Bank (AD­IB), a lead­ing Shari­ah com­pli­ant fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tion, in provid­ing struc­tured Is­lam­ic fin­an­cing to Rasmala Long In­come Fund, a fund man­aged...
19/04/2021
CMS ad­vises AD­IB on fin­an­cing for land­mark ac­quis­i­tion in North­ern Ire­land
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Abu Dh­abi Is­lam­ic Bank (AD­IB), a lead­ing Shari­ah com­pli­ant fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tion, in provid­ing struc­tured Is­lam­ic fin­an­cing for Al­b­il­ad Cap­it­al, an in­vest­ment arm...
25/11/2020
CMS ad­vises AD­IB (UK) on Shari­ah com­pli­ant fin­an­cing for busi­ness park...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Abu Dh­abi Is­lam­ic Bank (AD­IB UK), a lead­ing Shari­ah com­pli­ant fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tion headquartered in Abu Dh­abi, UAE with an of­fice in Lon­don, on an £18.9 mil­lion...
06/03/2020
CMS ad­vises OFFA on Shari­ah com­pli­ant re­volving cred­it fa­cil­ity provided...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has re­cently ad­vised OFFA, a newly launched Shari­ah com­pli­ant bridge fin­an­ci­er, on a Shari­ah com­pli­ant re­volving cred­it fa­cil­ity provided by Gate­house Bank plc. The trans­ac­tion...
05/02/2020
CMS ad­vises AD­IB (UK) on Shari­ah com­pli­ant fin­an­cings in Lon­don and Ed­in­burgh...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has re­cently ad­vised Abu Dh­abi Is­lam­ic Bank (AD­IB UK Lim­ited), a lead­ing Shari­ah com­pli­ant fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tion based in Lon­don, on a com­bined £66.6 mil­lion of Shari­ah com­pli­ant...
03/09/2019
Young Pro­fes­sion­als in Is­lam­ic Fin­ance For­um
Fol­low­ing on from the suc­cess of our launch event held earli­er this year, we would be de­lighted if you would join us for the next in our ‘Young Pro­fes­sion­als in Is­lam­ic Fin­ance For­um’ (YPIFF) series...
01/07/2019
CMS ad­vises AD­IB (UK) on the Shari­ah com­pli­ant fin­an­cing of £39m Manchester...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Abu Dh­abi Is­lam­ic Bank (AD­IB) UK on the Shari­ah com­pli­ant ac­quis­i­tion fin­an­cing of four build­ings in Manchester by Saudi-backed in­vestor Ce­dar Tree In­vest­ments -...
21/03/2019
Young Pro­fes­sion­als in Is­lam­ic Fin­ance For­um: In­dustry now needs to take...
On Tues­day 19 March, in­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS held an in­ter­act­ive break­fast sem­in­ar at its Lon­don of­fices on the top­ic of in­nov­a­tion in Is­lam­ic Fin­ance and the op­por­tun­it­ies and chal­lenges fa­cing the...
19/03/2019
Young Pro­fes­sion­als in Is­lam­ic Fin­ance For­um Launch Event
The Young Pro­fes­sion­als in Is­lam­ic Fin­ance For­um (YPIFF) is a new as­so­ci­ate-led CMS net­work de­signed to edu­cate and en­cour­age pro­fes­sion­als who are cur­rently in­volved in, or who are look­ing to be­come...
29/01/2019
More than just Dana Gas
This item first ap­peared in Is­lam­ic Fin­ance News, 29 Janu­ary 2019.Sha­keel Adli and Shay­an Mal­ad­wala write an art­icle on "More than just Dana Gas".
27/11/2018
Bey­ond Profit: Glob­al Puri­fic­a­tion Fund and SRI / Green Sukuk for a Sus­tain­able...
me­di­umThe Is­lam­ic cap­it­al mar­kets have seen a nat­ur­al pro­gres­sion from the is­su­ance of tra­di­tion­al sukuk to so­cially re­spons­ible in­vest­ment (SRI) sukuk or green sukuk in­stru­ments raised to fund so­cially...
24/10/2018
CMS ad­vises BLME on ac­quis­i­tion of land­mark Glas­gow City of­fice prop­erty
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Bank of Lon­don and The Middle East (BLME) and their in­vestors, on the £55m Shari­ah com­pli­ant ac­quis­i­tion of 1 At­lantic Quay in Glas­gow, in part­ner­ship with Dar­in...