Kazi joins from Norton Rose, where he also spent time in their Dubai Office, and has worked with Middle East Banks on Islamic Finance transactions ranging from general Islamic Finance to Sukuk transactions.
Kazi’s experience in Islamic Finance and working in the Middle East region will provide a further boost to Taylor Wessing’s growing expertise in this area. The firm recently launched a Dubai office in the name of Taylor Wessing (Middle East) LLP, which was the result of a merger with the Taylor Wessing’s long associated firm, Key & Dixon.
The new office has provided Taylor Wessing with a much more focused offering in the Middle East and allows the firm to have access on the ground to a number of its key clients and contacts in their home markets and to those who have been instrumental in developing its Islamic Finance practice.
Taylor Wessing has also extended the reach of its Islamic Finance practice and in the last twelve months has received repeat and new instructions from a number of leading financial institutions in the market.
Hamid Yunis, Head of Islamic Finance, comments:
“I am delighted that Kazi has agreed to join us; he is keen to develop his skills and has good contacts in this sector. His appointment will also help Taylor Wessing deepen our resource and know-how in this important practice area for us and allow us to continue to increase the range of work in which we are involved. We are currently working on a diverse set of instructions ranging from private equity and investment transactions through to complex real estate financings.”
“I am extremely pleased to have joined an excellent team, which is a leading name in the Islamic Finance field. I hope my experience on Islamic Finance transactions and working in the Middle East will build on the firm’s current success in this field.”