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THE CIVIL LAW CHOKEHOLD

The 2012 Islamic Finance news Law Supplement features a behind-the-scenes look at the legal fraternity and explores fundamental issues such as team size and pricing and how they influence client choices. We also gain insight on Decree 57, the new insolvency law in the UAE announced in the first half of the year. In our cover story, we take an objective look at the advantages and disadvantages of a Civil and Common legal system, and explore the jurisdictions which have felt the most impact from these arrangements in terms of adapting new tax structures for Islamic finance and allowing a seamless adoption of Islamic finance regulations and capital market products.

We also pay homage to the legal eagles who topped our 2012 Islamic Finance news Leading Lawyers and Law Firm polls: tirelessly working to improve structures and documentation, carrying the Islamic finance industry through the on-going restructuring exercises in the Gulf and successfully adapting to the changing tides of the financial markets. These lawyers and law firms have been instrumental in the growth of the Islamic finance industry, pushing for, and creating amendments for the incorporation of Islamic finance into their respective jurisdictions and allowing for greater access to Islamic finance deals.

 

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CONTENTS

 
 
Latest Issue
Wednesday 24th September 2014
Volume 11 Issue 38
   
Cover Story
IFN Rapid
News Briefs
Asset Management
Takaful
Ratings
Moves
IFN Reports
  IFN Global Trendswatch
  Company Spotlight: Club Ethis Investment Network
  Saudi insurance market improves, but only for selected few
  IFN Deal Summary: Dollar denominated deals close the gap
  BML’s Islamic subsidiary: a stepping stone for Maldivian opportunities
  South Africa debuts Sukuk, surging ahead to become Africa’s Islamic finance hub
  Industry and academia must connect to meet human capital gap
  IFN Weekly Poll: With the merger between CIMB, MBSB and RHB expected imminently, the prospect of an Islamic megabank finally draws nearer. But does the industry actually need this?
  Japanese funding for Islamic finance
  Sovereign Sukuk: Luxembourg feeling the heat
  ICD aids Brunei in Islamic leasing area
  IDB raises international profile, achieves tightest pricing for US$1.5 billion global Sukuk
  Goldman Sachs — comeback kid?
IFN Country Correspondents
  Saudi CMA opening up to foreign investment
  New players, new development
  Goldman Sachs gets back in the Sukuk business
IFN Sector Correspondents
  Merger and acquisition: Moving towards better efficiency and profitability of Takaful companies
  Corporates turning to Sukuk for construction projects in Turkey
IFN Country Analysis
  Singapore: Opportunities for Islamic finance
IFN Sector Analysis
  Islamic derivatives: A continuous development
Features
  Is there hope for Islamic banking in Libya?
Libya has had a long and troubled relationship both with Islam and Islamic finance, and as the country continues to suffer through internal divisions and warring factions the future for a framework for Shariah compliant banking in the country looks less than positive ...
  Indonesian infrastructure and Islamic finance
Infrastructure is an important sector that plays a major role in the Indonesian economy: as it directly contributes to GDP formation and provide additional input in the production process of other sector...
Case Study
A first for BTMU Malaysia

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