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Clifford Chance advises on the first ever green sukuk in the GCC

16 May 2019

News

Clifford Chance has advised Majid Al Futtaim Holding LLC (Majid Al Futtaim) in relation to the issuance of US$600 million 10-year fixed rate trust certificates by MAF Sukuk Ltd. (the Certificates). The Certificates have been issued pursuant to MAF Sukuk Ltd.'s...

Fintech in 2019 – Five trends to watch

31 January 2019

Publication

Technology continues to have an enormous impact on financial services and the pace of change shows no signs of abating. Following the bold predictions we made last year, we highlight the five stand-out trends for fintech in 2019.

The New UAE Banking Law and its impact on Islamic financing in the UAE

22 November 2018

Publication

On 23 September 2018, the President of the United Arab Emirates promulgated Federal Law No. 14 of 2018 on the Central Bank and Organisation of Financial Institutions and Activities (the New UAE Banking Law). The New UAE Banking Law came into force on 30 September...

OIS and RFR Futures Conventions: Lessons for LIBOR replacement term rates

26 October 2018

Publication

The development of term benchmarks based on risk-free rates (RFRs) is an important aspect of the work to facilitate a successful transition from LIBOR, particularly for corporate lending and other cash products. This briefing considers how conventions used in Overnight...

LIBOR - A brief history

19 October 2018

Publication

In July 2017, the Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Andrew Bailey, signalled the beginning of the end for LIBOR as an interest rate benchmark. He said that, in spite of the various reforms introduced from 2012, the underlying market for...

Transitioning from LIBORs and IBORs - an international overview

17 October 2018

Publication

Before financial markets can be encouraged to move from using LIBOR (the London Interbank Offered Rate) or other interbank offered rates (IBORs) as reference rates in new financial contracts, there must be suitable alternatives in place. This briefing provides...