Jonathan Lawrence

Jonathan Lawrence

K&L Gates LLP

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Islamic Finance in Indonesia: Past, Present and Future

This insight aims to highlight new rules governing the Islamic finance sector in Indonesia and the enhanced role of the National Shariah Board, to set out the current state of the market including opportunities for foreign...more

12/1/2014 - Foreign Investment Indonesia International Finance

Real estate finance – Shari’ah compliant transactions

Produced in partnership with K&L Gates LLP - Real estate is an increasingly important asset class for Islamic-compliant transactions and banks in the UK. Islamic-compliant finance has proved to be an alternative source...more

12/5/2013 - Asset Class Financing Investors Islamic-Compliant Leases Real Estate Market Sharia Law

The IDB assisting private sector growth in Africa

Introduction - The World Bank has estimated that capital investments in infrastructure of US$93 billion per year will be required in sub-Saharan Africa to sustain growth in the region, with only US$40 billion currently...more

12/3/2013 - Africa Economic Development Financing Infrastructure Sharia Law

The Islamic Development Bank Assisting Private Sector Growth in Africa

Over the past decade, six out of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world have been located in Sub-Saharan Africa. With the continent continuing to derive benefit from increased stability and the growth of civil...more

11/5/2013 - Banks Economic Development Foreign Banks Foreign Investment Infrastructure World Bank

Resolving Islamic finance disputes through international arbitration

The tendency to favor litigation - Litigation through the courts is the most well-known method of determining disputes. A recent judgment of the UK Tax Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal published on the 15th July 2013...more

10/9/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Contract Drafting Discrimination EU Religious Discrimination Sharia Law Stamp Duty Land Tax UK

Two techniques and one transaction: combining conventional and Islamic compliant finance

- Co-financing by conventional lenders and Islamic compliant financiers is increasingly common as businesses seek multiple sources of funding. - The structural differences between these tranches mean that issues...more

10/8/2013 - Financing Intercreditor Agreements Islamic-Compliant Lenders Real Estate Market Required Documentation Sharia Law

Resolving Islamic Finance Disputes

The number of Sharia-compliant products and transactions has grown enormously over the past decade. Many of the contracts that underpin Islamic finance transactions are governed by English law or the law of another country,...more

9/23/2013 - Arbitration Financing Islamic-Compliant Mediation Sharia Law

Sharia compliant financing of commercial real estate

In This Issue: - Sharia compliant financing of commercial real estate - Introduction - Real estate as an asset class - Sharia compliance issues that particularly affect commercial real estate...more

9/3/2013 - Asset Class Asset-Backed Securities Commercial Real Estate Market Financing Intercreditor Agreements Islamic-Compliant Joint Venture Leases Sharia Law

Islamic Finance in Germany: Roundtable Report

On 4 June 2013, Rüdiger von Hülst and Matthias Grund of the Berlin and Frankfurt offices of international law firm K&L Gates hosted a roundtable in relation to the future role of Islamic finance in the German economy....more

8/21/2013

Iranian Bank Restrictions

FACTS - HM Treasury restricted access to the UK's financial markets by a major Iranian commercial bank, Bank Mellat, on account of its alleged connection with Iran's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes....more

7/15/2013 - Foreign Banks Iran Iran Sanctions UK

Real Estate Finance Deals: Jersey Law Update

Jersey LLPs: a new dawn as investment and property holding vehicles A recent amendment to the Limited Liability Partnership (Jersey) Law 1997 (the "Law") could see Jersey Limited Liability Partnerships (Jersey LLPs) gain...more

2/18/2013 - Creditor Protections EU Insolvency LLPs Real Estate Holding Companies Real Estate Market

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