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Modernised UK Insolvency Rules Arriving April 2017

The updated UK Insolvency Rules 2016 will come into force on 6 April 2017. The new rules have four aims: - to reflect modern business practice and increase efficiency; - to restructure and modernise the 1986...more

Commercial Mortgage Loans and CMBS: Developments in the European Market – Chapter 19

CRE has been an increasingly important asset class for Islamic-compliant transactions and banks since the publication of the first edition of this book in 2006. During this period, Islamic-compliant finance has proved to be...more

Impact of Brexit on UK FinTech

In this insight we consider the current and potential effect of Brexit on the UK’s FinTech industry across areas including regulation and passporting, data sharing, anti-money laundering, human capital, the role of banks,...more

Third Party (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010

The Third Party (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 (the “2010 Act”) finally comes into force on 1 August 2016. The 2010 Act makes it easier for a third party to bring a claim against an insurer when the insured party has...more

Brexit and Islamic Finance

The future exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union is to be one of the most profound political, economic and legal events in the country’s recent history. For those who seek to engage with Islamic Finance and...more

The European Banking Authority Shadow Banking Guidelines: Unintended Consequences

This article considers the recent European Banking Authority Shadow Banking Guidelines (the “Guidelines”), seeks a definition of shadow banking and discusses some of the potential consequences of the Guidelines for...more

Indonesia’s Next Steps in Islamic Finance

Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, is currently taking action, at both the local and international levels, to distinguish the country in the global Islamic finance markets. Originally published in the...more

FinTech in the UK: Regulating Disruption

The United Kingdom Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser in its 2015 FinTech Report considered “FinTech” as the integration of “finance and technology in ways that will disrupt traditional financial models and businesses and...more

Islamic Finance in Indonesia: Waking up the Sleeping Giant

This alert will bring to your attention the significant measures the Indonesian government has taken to provide the regulatory environment necessary to germinate and stabilise their Islamic finance market including:...more

Solar Sukuk Lights the Way to Alternative Funding Sources: Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia Working Together

SGI-Mitabu, a joint venture of two Australian solar companies, The Solar Guys International and Mitabu Australia, has revived its plans to fund its Indonesian 250 megawatt solar project with Islamic compliant funding. The...more

An Islamic Megabank for Indonesia?

With the world's largest Muslim population, one might question why Indonesia’s Islamic finance market lags behind that of neighbouring Malaysia. In 2013 only 4.9% of total banking assets were held by Indonesian Islamic banks,...more

“Ghost in the Machine”: Ghost Written Signatures on Legal Documents and the Authority to Act

Last week, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay failed in his claim in the English High Court that he was not liable under a personal guarantee and indemnity (the “guarantee”) purportedly given by him in respect of a lease acquired...more

2/6/2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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