Qudeer Latif heads our Global Islamic Finance practice and is the architect behind many of the world's pioneering and ground breaking Islamic finance transactions.
Qudeer has for many years been involved in Islamic financing techniques and Islamic product development. He advises on a very wide range of Islamic financial services and products including: capital markets, project and infrastructure finance, acquisition and leveraged finance, private equity and real estate funds, financial regulation, structured products and derivatives, real estate finance and tax.
- Advising HSBC, QInvest and Standard Chartered Bank as joint head managers in connection with the US$1.25 billion sukuk-al-ijara issuance by the Republic of Turkey
Sukuk Deal of the Year - Euromoney Islamic Finance Awards 2013
Turkey Deal of the Year - Islamic Finance News Awards 2013
- Advising Malaysian Export-Import Bank in connection with the establishment of its US$1 billion sukuk-al-wakala programme
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Career and qualifications
- University of Essex (LLB (Hons) First Class) 1997
- Allen & Overy 1998
- Admitted as solicitor in England & Wales 2000
- Joined Clifford Chance 2001
- Partner since 2008
Awards and citations
- “Qudeer Latif is a highly experienced individual who heads the firm's global Islamic finance practice. Sources agree that he is a "big name" in Islamic finance and he is also noted for his work in capital markets, project finance, private equity and real estate.”
Chambers Global 2019
- Qudeer Latif heads the firm's global Islamic finance practice. He was the lead lawyer acting for Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank on its commitments regarding a novel wakala real estate financing, valued at AED1 billion. A source noted that he is "proactive and manages the overall process well."
Chambers Global 2016: Banking & Finance – UAE
- Qudeer Latif enjoys a confirmed reputation as a leading Islamic finance lawyer. Sources are quick to single him out as an expert and describe him as a "very good technical lawyer." He heads the firm's global Islamic finance practice and has been involved on a raft of mandates, including the Emirates ECGD sukuk. He is based in Dubai.
Chambers Global 2016: Islamic Finance – Middle East
- Qudeer Latif’s team at Clifford Chance leads the way in cross-border Islamic finance and sovereign sukuks. Latif and Stuart Ure advised the joint structuring agents and lead managers on the issuance of the first sukuk used to pre-fund the acquisition of aircraft. Robin Abraham advised Amlak on its AED10bn restructuring
Legal 500 2016: Islamic Finance – UAE