Abradat Kamalpour is an international finance partner based in London, and the global head of the Islamic finance practice at Ashurst and co-head of the Ashurst Iran practice. He has extensive experience in securitisation, debt capital markets and structured finance transactions. Abradat is a world leader in his field of practice and has been at the forefront of structuring various Shari'ah compliant financial products, transforming non-compliant structures into instruments acceptable to Islamic investors. He has acted on some of the most high profile and significant transactions in the market for global financial institutions.
Abradat is ranked for banking and finance, Chambers UK (2017) and as a "Leading Individual for Islamic Finance", Legal 500 UK (2016). He has also won several awards recently including, "Award of Excellence for Opening New Markets for Sukuk Issuance" for work done on Iran related transactions, London Sukuk Summit (2016) and the "Award of Excellence for Outstanding Contribution by a Law Firm to Islamic Finance", London Sukuk Summit, (2014 and 2015).
Ashurst is a leading international law firm advising corporates, financial institutions and governments on their most strategically important transactions. We have 25 offices in 15 countries and a number of referral relationships that enable us to offer the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. With 400 partners and a further 1,450 lawyers working across 10 different time zones, we are able to respond to our clients wherever and whenever they need us.
We have established a leading practice in Islamic finance. Our lawyers have advised banks, arrangers, lead managers and investors on some of the most significant Islamic financing transactions in the market. Our Islamic finance practice is fully integrated with our loans and structured finance practices as well as general corporate practices, making it one of the most well-founded multi-disciplined Islamic finance teams in the legal industry.