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  • Independent firms owned by their principals who are active in their practices
  • Medium sized in their jurisdictions with the ability to devote the personal attention of its partners to their clients
  • An entrepreneurial commercial approach to solving client problems
  • Active in the International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Broadly based commercial, corporate, business practices with litigation capabilities
  • Communicate electronically, with a committment to using the latest technology in the delivery of legal services and with their own, well maintained, website
  • Firms which have an international dimension to their practice with a determination to promote and develop international work to their existing and prospective clients
  • English speaking lawyers at a senior level, as well as lawyers speaking the language(s) of the host country and neighbouring countries
  • Attendance of the principals to the annual LAWorld Conference and to be active participants within the network.
  • Ideally not already members of another similar association

LAWorld News

Islamic Finance in Morocco

As a specialist in Islamic Finance, LAWorld member Mohamed Ridza from Kuala Lumpur, has been invited to speak at an important finance conference in Casablanca, Morocco. The conference is to create awareness of sukuk issuance in Morocco, which provides the country with an alternative to capital funding in view of the surging interest of sukuk across the African continent.  

 The presentations from Mohamed Ridza will cover sovereign sukuk, corporate sukuk and a workshop on sukuk.  The workshop will be attended by a large audience comprising of mainly bankers, insurance and other capital market investors as well as C level executives, members of the media and decision makers from Morocco Central Bank, Securities Commission, Ministry of Finance and Insurance Regulator. 

Ridza‚Äôs talk will explain the various types of sukuk structures around the world with a case study of a sovereign and corporate sukuk which are unique.  Case studies will detail the types of agreements and products available, including the protection provided to subscribers of sukuk.  In addition, a comparison will be also be made with conventional sukuk. 

Another speaker is a Shariah scholar flying in from Paris and the financial press is already covering the conference.

There will be a meeting with the Casablanca Stock Exchange to explore the issuance of  listed sukuk in Morocco.

For more information on this or any matter connected with Islamic Finance, please email direct to: or telephone:  Mohamed Ridza & Co   +603-2092 4822.

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