Guernsey Spring Series: 'Islamic Finance' Seminar

Last autumn we hosted a seminar which provided an introduction to Shari'a principles and areas where traditional offshore structures need to be adapted in order to take account of Shari'a requirements, particularly in private wealth structuring and succession planning.

This Spring we invite you to consider how a market (which is currently estimated to be worth between US$1.66 trillion and US$2.1 trillion, and is set to grow to US$3.4 trillion by the end of 2018) could impact activity in the Channel Islands. Whilst a significant proportion of that market is dominated by the GCC, the potential growth of the market in Africa and Asia should not be underestimated. Finance houses are increasingly under pressure to innovate and provide greater ranges of Shari'a compliant products and services. Shari'a compliant investments have an appeal beyond the Islamic market, and Shari'a is rapidly driving the manner in which funds are raised and investments/acquisitions made.

Attend our Islamic Finance seminar and hear our speakers discuss:

  • The differences between conventional funding and Shari'a compliant funding arrangements
  • The role of advisers and service providers
  • Hot markets for 2016
  • Current trends in GCC and South East Asia


Sean Cheong - Partner, Collas Crill

Sean heads up the firm’s banking and finance team. Her clients include major banking institutions and other regulated entities in the Channel Islands and UK. She regularly acts in cross-border transactions and has been involved in the establishment of Shari’a-compliant funds and other structures for Middle-East based finance houses. Sean was responsible for setting up Collas Crill's Singapore office in 2011.

Imam Qazi - Partner, Foot Anstey

Islamic Finance specialist, Imam, has more than a decade of experience of dealing with a range of high-value and complex investment, finance and development transactions. He has developed a broad Islamic Finance practice, advising investors and financial institutions on various Shari'a compliant products and structures. Foot Anstey's Islamic Finance team was recently ranked alongside several Magic and Silver Circle firms in the Real Estate category of the Islamic Finance News Legal Awards.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This seminar will be of interest to trust and corporate service providers, family offices, non-executive directors, private wealth planners.

COST: £25

WHERE: Royal Chambers Business Centre, St Julian's Avenue, St Peter Port

WHEN: Tuesday 8 March 2016. Registration from 4pm onwards. Speakers commence at 4.30pm sharp. Close at 6pm.

To reserve your place, please click here. If you have any queries, or would like to make a group booking, please email

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