Banking & Finance

At Abdulla Alawadi & Associates, our experienced and dedicated banking and finance practice advises institutional players (regional and international banks), both lenders and borrowers, family offices, Islamic finance institutions, as well as private equity funds, on all types of conventional and Islamic finance.

We have particular expertise advising on:

  • Acquisition and leverage finance
  • Banking litigation, enforcement, and arbitration
  • Cross-border financing transactions
  • External commercial borrowings
  • Global loans
  • Incorporation and licensing for financial institutions
  • Islamic finance
  • Project finance
  • Restructuring
  • Ship, aircraft, and asset financing
  • Structured finance


In a rapidly evolving and increasingly complex market, we also advise regularly on emerging products and concepts, including FinTech, cryptocurrency (including bitcoin), and crowdfunding. We have particular expertise in offering regulatory oversight and practical guidance in these sectors.

Whether its traditional banking or new tech-focused services, we are able to support complex financial transactions, which require in-depth understanding of debt and equity participation, along with expert-level knowledge of the legal and regulatory landscape, both regionally and internationally.

We offer a practical and collaborative approach to clients, with a proven ability to innovate around advanced financing structures.