The year in Islamic finance

The year in Islamic finance

As we head towards the start of the new Islamic year, we ask a panel of experts to consider the development of Islamic finance and the future of this growing sector.

Click here to access 'The year in Islamic finance' covering the following questions:

  • What do you think has been the most important development within Islamic finance during the past year?
  • Which Shari’ah-compliant structures are being most commonly used in financing at the moment?
  • How do you see the Islamic finance sector developing in the next 12 months?
  • Have there been any cases from the last year that have been particularly significant?
  • Can you see significant divergence in the Shari’ah principles being applied by the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions in Bahrain and the Islamic Financial Services Board in Malaysia?
  • How significant do you think the UK issuing a sovereign sukuk will be and do you think this will lead to other Western nations following suit?
  • What are the current hot topics for lawyers working within Islamic finance?
  • How do you see the Islamic finance sector developing in the next 12 months?
  • In your jurisdiction, at what stage is the Islamic finance market?

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Neil specialises in banking and asset finance transactions with a particular emphasis on shipping finance, aviation finance, renewable energy finance and in providing corporate finance transactional support. Neil qualified as a solicitor with TLT in 2004 and worked as a finance solicitor in both the Bristol and London offices before joining the asset finance team at DLA Piper.