Jawad I. Ali, Managing Partner of our Middle East offices, specializes in advising clients on conventional and Shari’ah-compliant investment funds, real estate, private equity and M&A transactions. Jawad leads our EMEA Corporate, Finance and Investment Team and handles a broad range of cross-border complex corporate, finance and investment matters globally.
Jawad is a pioneer in developing and implementing Shari’ah-compliant financing and investment structures. These include lease finance, acquisition finance, construction finance, trade finance and joint ventures that are regularly used in financial and investment transactions globally.
He regularly advises banks, financial institutions, private equity and real estate firms, and sponsors in structuring and implementing U.S., European, Middle Eastern and global Shari’ah-compliant real estate and private equity funds.
With his specialized expertise, Jawad is frequently invited to speak on the investment environment and capital flow in and out of the Middle East as well as Islamic finance and investment matters.
Regularly cited by independent legal directories and client-based surveys, Jawad has been recognized among the Best of the Best in Euromoney’s biennial list of top law practitioners worldwide. Most recently, Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers Global 2018, ranks Jawad as a highly recommended Islamic finance lawyer in the Middle East. Chambers Global 2018 states “Jawad Ali is well known in the market for his robust Islamic finance practice, with peers pointing to his “good reputation in this space.””
- LL.M., Boston University, cum laude
- LL.B., Liverpool University, UK, with honors
- A-Levels, Stafford House Tutorial College, UK
- New York
- American Bar Association
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