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Clyde & Co expands its Islamic finance practice with two hires

  • Press Releases 26 September 2018 26 September 2018
  • UK & Europe

Global law firm Clyde & Co has today announced the appointment of Legal Directors Tariq Hameed in Doha and Fara Mohammad in London to grow its global Islamic finance practice.

Clyde & Co expands its Islamic finance practice with two hires

Tariq Hameed is a banking and derivatives specialist with a focus on Islamic finance. He has over 13 years'  experience in the Middle East and joins from Simmons & Simmons where he was a managing associate. His practice covers contractor finance, trade finance, asset finance, structured products and derivatives. He has particular expertise developing and transacting new Islamic finance products and Islamic derivatives. Based in Doha, his work will focus on assisting local and international banks and corporates in Qatar in relation to their banking and financial markets transactions.

Fara Mohammad is an Islamic finance specialist, with a focus on transactions relating to Asia-based investments into the UK and Middle East. She has more than 16 years' experience in different types of investments and financial products and joins from Foot Anstey where she was Director of Islamic Finance. Fara has developed financial products for a number of financial institutions across the UK, Middle East and Asia and has widespread experience of investment funds and Sukuk. Based in London, Fara will focus particularly on assisting Malaysian and South East Asian clients more broadly with their in-bound and out-bound legal work.

Adil Hussain, Partner and Global Head of Islamic Finance at Clyde & Co, said: "Our global Islamic finance practice continues to go from strength to strength and the addition of Tariq and Fara, who are both recognised Islamic finance experts in the markets within which they operate, will enable us to service our international clients even better."

Tariq Hameed says: "I am looking forward to bringing my experience to Clyde & Co. Its unrivalled footprint in the Middle East and the strength of its existing Islamic finance offering will provide the perfect platform to further grow my practice and advance the Qatar banking and finance market."

Fara Mohammad says: "I am delighted to have joined Clyde & Co's market-leading Islamic finance practice. I look forward to assisting the firm further grow its Islamic finance footprint across London, Malaysia and the rest of South East Asia."

Clyde & Co's Islamic finance practice is comprised of specialists on the ground across the UK, UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, offering genuine cross-border expertise and global coverage to Shariah-compliant transactions. Our team advises regional and international commercial banks, investment banks, financial institutions and corporate clients on a wide range of financing transactions, including real estate financings, corporate financings, Islamic banking, and capital markets.

Clyde & Co has the largest presence and is one of most experienced international law firms in the Middle East with over 40 partners and 400 staff, based full time in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE, Doha in Qatar, Muscat[1] in Oman and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, providing a full-service commercial offering of local specialists in commercial, corporate, dispute resolution, employment, intellectual property, international arbitration, finance & banking, insurance, projects & construction, real estate, regulatory & investigations, and technology.


[1] Office of Fatma Al Mamari Advocacy and Legal Consultancy Firm, in association with Clyde & Co.