Herbert Smith Freehills names Islamic finance head

Law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has given its managing partner in Riyadh the additional title of global head of Islamic finance.

Nasser Al-Hamdan’s appointment comes as the firm prepares to open an office in Kuala Lumpur that will help expand its Islamic finance practice.

Al-Hamdan says the new office, “demonstrates the firm’s continued commitment to clients in Malaysia, which has developed into a comprehensive and sophisticated Islamic finance marketplace”.

As a corporate lawyer, Al-Hamdan advises on corporate and capital market transactions in Saudi Arabia, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and investment funds, and foreign direct investment into the kingdom.

“Nasser brings with him a tremendous amount of experience in advising clients in complying with the principles of Islamic jurisprudence,” said Jason Ricketts, global head of finance, real estate and projects.

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