We act for leading regional and international financial institutions including banks, corporate borrowers and issuers in a variety of transactions including corporate lending, project finance securitization, Islamic finance, compliance with central bank instructions and debt restriction.
Our lawyers provide legal advice to the banking and financing sector, in particular Islamic finance, which is very popular in the Middle East region and is rapidly expanding to global markets.
Al Suwaidi and Company’s expertise in the field of Islamic finance includes the formation of financing through Profit-and-Loss sharing joint venture (Musharakah), Profit-and-Loss sharing partnership (Mudarabah), Cost-Plus (Murabaha) and Leasing (Ijarah), Investment Instruments, Islamic Insurance and reinsurance, letter of credit and all forms of Islamic financing.
Our experts hold the Certified Shari’ah Advisor and Auditor fellowship (CSAA) of Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), guaranteeing our clients the best international standards.
Our experienced team also advises on general banking facilities, including handling of defaulted loans, debts and unstable financial conditions.
Our Banking & Finance division regularly provides counsel to financial institutions, banks and bank holding companies, investment banks and investors in a wealth of different services. We provide our clients with significant experience in representing private equity firms, financial services organizations and public companies in a broad range of transactional, corporate, securities and related financing and commercial matters. We counsel private equity groups within large financial institutions in their formation of and investments in private funds, in connection with their portfolio companies and strategic investments.
Al Suwaidi & Company is recognized for its experience in complex corporate transactions. Our firm's fluid structure and the focus of the Banking & Financial Institutions Practice Group on transactional matters coordinates with our full-service approach, using the experience in multiple disciplines that can be assembled as necessary to advise on complex and first-impression transactions. We work seamlessly with our firm's private equity, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, financing and fund formation groups. Our emphasis on teamwork enables us to handle all types of transactions involving financial institutions.
Al Suwaidi & Company advises clients, whether they be institutions, directors or officers on regulatory compliance issues, enforcement actions and bank-to-bank holding company insolvency matters. We also represent acquirers of failed institutions and sellers and acquirers of distressed loan assets.
Al Suwaidi & Company also provides clients with advice for Islamic finance transactions across a number of practice areas, including capital markets, project finance, banking, derivatives and structured finance and funds . Our team offers clients advice on a broad spectrum of banking transactions as well, with a particular focus on large-scale Islamic financings. We advise on all elements of Islamic Project Finance transactions - project structures, conducting legal due diligence, risk allocation, and reviewing the 'bankability' of project agreements.