Brought forward by four months to 14 October, this annual fixture is usually held in person in January each year. But the ongoing situation with COVID-19, led us to switch to a webinar.
Topics included LIBOR transition and the impact on Islamic banks, Islamic finance and Islamic derivatives; environmental, social and governance/sustainable development goals developments in Islamic finance; the impact of UAE Central Bank directives on AAOIFI (Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions) standards on sukuk and bank structures; and recent developments in Islamic finance and fintech.
The panel included London Structured Finance Partner Ingrid York, Düsseldorf Corporate M&A Partner Murad Daghles, Dubai Debt Finance Partner Claire Matheson Kirton, Cairo Energy & Infrastructure Local Partner Sherief Rashed, as well as guest speaker Khalid Howladar, senior managing director and head of credit and sukuk advisory at R.J. Fleming & Co.
The seminar attracted 100 attendees from financial institutions, corporates, governmental entities and ratings agencies across EMEA.
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