Rahail Ali

Rahail Ali


Email rahail.ali@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +971 4 377 9300

Fax +971 4 377 9378


Practice groupFinance

'Clients speak glowingly of his technical excellence, commercial acumen and refreshingly unstuffy, solution-oriented approach'

The Brief

Rahail is the Office Managing Partner of the Dubai office. He is an acknowledged expert on Islamic, project and development finance, reflected in accreditations from leading industry and legal journals. He has universally been awarded top tier rankings in various legal directories.

Rahail has worked on many of the most innovative finance transactions closed to date in those sectors in the MENA region and is regularly consulted by leading publications as well as banks, governments and regulatory authorities.

In addition to authoring numerous publications and books, he is also the consulting editor of 'Islamic Finance - A Practical Guide' and 'Sukuk and Islamic Capital Markets'.

Rahail was recently listed in The World Muslim 100 Power List for his contributions and influence on Islamic banking and finance.

Awards and recognitions


Capital Markets: Debt (Middle East-wide)
Chambers Global


Islamic Finance (Middle East-wide)
Chambers Global


Capital Markets: Debt (United Arab Emirates)
Chambers Global


Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance (United Arab Emirates)
Chambers Global

Education and admissions


HM Treasury's Task Force on standardisation of Islamic finance contracts

Representative experience

Advising on project financings in the ports and telecoms sector, banks, sponsors and governments on international airport expansions, power projects including renewables.

Consultant editor of Islamic Finance - A Practical Guide' and 'Sukuk And Islamic Capital Markets' both published by Globe Law and Business.

Advising on hundreds of Islamic financings across the globe.

Advising on numerous sovereign financings, including the Government of Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar and Senegal.

Advising on some of the largest multi-sourced financings including Islamic, ECAs, DFIs and conventional and Islamic financial institutions.

Advising on debut sukuk issuances for Emirates, Petronas, IFC World Bank, Aabar, and Aldar as well as sovereign issuances.

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