Expertise Practice Areas

Islamic Financial Law

Morais Leitão advises on Islamic financial law, relying on its knowledge of Shari'a principles.

We advise our clients on how to ensure that their business objectives are in line with and respect Shari'a principles. On the other hand, we are familiar with different financing structures and Islamic financial products, namely bai salaam, ijara, istisna'a, mudaraba, murabaha, musharaka and wakala; these can be developed on a stand-alone basis, in association with other Shari'a-compliant legal instruments or with legal elements specific to traditional financing.

In particular, we can structure sukuks (Islamic finance bonds) on the Portuguese or international markets, for which we rely on our international network of offices.