Overview

We act for financiers and those raising money through Shariah-compliant finance structures, with a large body of experience in connection with UK real estate and student accommodation transactions.

Areas of focus

Our expertise in Islamic finance includes the following structures:

  • Murabaha.
  • Ijarah.
  • Musharakah.
  • Hedging.
Experience

Acting for AUB Student Accommodation Funds on several murabaha facilities for UK student accommodation developments.

Acting for Gatehouse Bank on a £20 million murabaha financing to Miflats, a leading owner and manager of private rented sector (PRS) residential real estate in the UK.

Acting for an investor on its £15 million Islamic finance murabaha facility, including Shariah-compliant hedging.

Advising the financier on a £3.5 million Islamic financing for the development of student accommodation.

Developing a range of Shariah-compliant real estate finance products for both residential and commercial properties for Bank of Ireland and Bank of London and the Middle East using musharakah, ijarah and commodity murabaha structures.

Acting for QIB (UK) PLC developing and implementing a working capital corporate financing facility product using a murabaha structure for B3 International Limited.

Advising an international bank on the Islamic financing of investment properties including developments in London and the Midlands.

Meet the team
Graham Soar

Graham Soar Partner

  • Banking
  • Derivatives, Debt Capital Markets and Securitisations
  • Project Finance
Colin Ligman

Colin Ligman Partner

  • Head of Real Estate Services
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency

Key contact

Graham Soar

Graham Soar Partner

  • Banking
  • Derivatives, Debt Capital Markets and Securitisations
  • Project Finance

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