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Faizal Bhana

Faizal Bhana

Senior Associate โ€“โ€“โ€“ Bahrain

Faizal is a senior associate in our global Islamic Finance team, which he joined in 2012. He advises both local and international entities. Coupled with his legal skills, Faizal brings sound commercial awareness and an understanding of the realities of doing business, primarily drawn from his previous experience working for legal and non-legal businesses and organisations including global multinationals over 17 years.

Faizal advises corporate clients on a range of sectors, including banking and financial services, education, multi-media, telecoms and healthcare. He specialises in corporate and banking and finance law, including Islamic finance.

Faizal advises on conventional finance transactions such as asset finance, acquisition finance, asset based lending and project finance. He also advises on a number of the major forms of Islamic finance structures and Shari'ah compliant investments. In addition to advising on conventional and Islamic finance transactions, Faizal advises on corporate restructurings, corporate governance and corporate fraud/risk issues.

Faizal is part of the firm's Africa Group working for clients that are based in Africa who have investments in Africa or are looking to invest in Africa. He advises clients looking to invest in several African countries including Uganda, Libya, Egypt, Zambia, Sudan, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Côte d'Ivoire, Malawi and Kenya.

Faizal won the Birmingham Law Society Assistant/Associate solicitor of the year award for 2011.