News 25 Sep. 2020
Partners Borzu Sabahi and Timi Balogun to Teach Investment Arbitration Masterclass in Fall 2020
News 18 Aug. 2020
Curtis Welcomes New Corporate Partner Paul Bugingo in Dubai
News 26 Feb. 2020
Curtis Secures Comprehensive Victory for the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Committee of Roads
News 24 Jan. 2020
Curtis defeats $400 million investment treaty claim brought against India
Client Alert 19 Oct. 2020
International Insight: The 2020 Updates to the LCIA Arbitration Rules
News 08 Oct. 2020
Curtis gains recognition in the Legal 500 UK 2021 for Private Funds and Public International Law
News 02 Oct. 2020
Partner Antonio Prida participates in committee proposing changes to General Law of Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Mexico
Event 02 Sep. 2020
Partner Gabriela Alvarez Avila to speak in webinar on Specialized Topics of International Arbitration
Event 24 Sep. 2020
Marco Blanco, Co-Head of the Tax Group, teaches international taxation virtual course for the Paris Sorbonne University in Dubai LLM program
Event 08 Oct. 2020
Partner Charles Howland speaks at Center for Strategic Policy Innovation’s Clean Growth Incubator Rollout
Event 30 Sep. 2020
Partner Simon Batifort Speaks at the 10th Prague Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference
Client Alert 04 Oct. 2020
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Notarization (New York Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: October 4, 2020)
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: October 4, 2020)
Curtis advises on all aspects of Islamic finance and banking, and Shari'ah-compliant investments. Our attorneys provide sophisticated and comprehensive, yet pragmatic, product development, documentation and transactional implementation services on a global scale.
Curtis’ Islamic finance attorneys have been at the forefront of the development of unique, “first-of-a-kind” and other bespoke Islamic finance, investment and banking products since the mid-1990s. During this time, they have been internationally recognized and honored for their work. Our Islamic Finance, Investment and Banking practice is globally integrated across all of our 17 offices. Our offices in Almaty, Dubai, Frankfurt, London, Muscat, New York and Nur-Sultan are especially active in providing local, national and international services.
Our attorneys have often been instrumental in anticipating and establishing the legal infrastructure, legal architecture and industry standards for those markets. Curtis lawyers are also leading Islamic finance educators at major law schools, business schools, universities and training organizations, and the firm provides continuing Islamic finance, investment and banking informational updates through our Oman Law Blog.
Our attorneys have experience with virtually every type of contract and structure that is used in Islamic finance, investments and banking, and with the applications of those contracts and structures across a broad range of business and economic activities. We regularly negotiate, document and implement transactions using ijara, murabaha, musawamma, mudaraba, musharaka (particularly diminishing musharaka), other sharikat forms, istisna'a, wakala, salam, arboon, sukuk of different types, wadia, kafalah, rahn, adl, qard hasan, tahawwut, waqf and other contracts and structures.
The industries in which we apply these contracts and structures include banking and investment banking; capital markets instruments; trading and private equity; energy and power, including oil and gas, petrochemicals and mining; real estate of every type, including hotels and leisure; life settlements; exchange-traded funds; distressed debt investing; as well as bankruptcy and insolvency.
The team advises on sukuk, bonds, securitizations and notes, financial products and structures, including real estate investments, infrastructure and project finance, asset finance, trade and manufacturing finance. The team has considerable experience in harmonizing Shari’ah-compliant transactions into conventional securitization pools, both at original financings and in refinancings. We also advise on the Islamic legal aspects of the full range of corporate mergers and acquisitions and private equity, as well as dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration and litigation.
Michael J.T. McMillen
Daniel R. Lenihan
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Top tier ranking in Legal 500: EMEA (Oman Banking and Finance)
"Curtis has experience of Islamic finance and project finance."
Legal 500 Oman Banking and Finance 2019