Morgan Lewis Seminars

An Introduction to Islamic Finance: Understanding Investment Guidelines and Identifying Key Growth Areas

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
01:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

On 25 June, the UK government confirmed its ambition to become the western hub for Islamic finance by issuing sovereign Sukuk, the Islamic equivalent of a bond. The UK is the first country outside the Islamic world to do so. With Islamic investors providing alternative sources of funding, there are clear opportunities for the UK market, but there are also considerations and challenges surrounding this evolving industry.

Please join us for a one-hour seminar to discuss the key principles of Islamic finance, including an introduction to basic principles, compliance requirements, structuring considerations, and Islamic finance’s role as a finance and investment conduit into UK-based and international corporations.

Topics will include:

  • Shari’a-based investment guidelines: ethics and financial prudence
  • Governance issues and the role of Shari’a supervisory boards
  • A summary of Islamic finance and investment instruments
  • Case studies on Islamic finance mechanisms that were successfully incorporated into European and US transactions

Ayman Khaleq, Presenter
Chris Harrison, Chair

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

8.30–9.00 am

9.00–10.00 am

Morgan Lewis
Condor House
5-10 St. Paul’s Churchyard
London, EC4M 8AL

This CPD event is accredited under the Law Society of England and Wales Continuing Professional Development  Scheme and the English Bar Standards Board for one (1) hour.

For more information, please contact Rhiannon Pugh at