We are renowned for our leading position in the Europes banking and finance sector. The extensive and region-specific experience harnessed in this Practice offers our clients comprehensive advice on all aspects of structuring, negotiating and documenting financial transactions. We represent local and international banks and financial institutions advising on both their conventional and Islamic arrangements.

Our team of lawyers is well positioned to provide advice across a complete set of banking and finance legal services.

Our Expertise

The Banking and Finance Practice is experienced and leads regional activity in a wide-ranging suite of services, including:

Banking Litigation and Enforcement

Milton Chambers expertise is at the forefront of banking litigation and enforcement in the region; a reputation we secure through obtaining regular judgments for the enforcement of corporate and retail finance documents and related securities.


Our lawyers offer specialist advice relating to ISDA documentation and its enforceability. Our activity in this area also extends to assisting banks in the development of Shariah compliant hedging products.

Investment Funds and Structures

We provide counsel to various regional investment funds and our experience includes establishing the first Real Estate Investment Trust in the DIFC.

Ship, Aircraft and Asset Financing

Guidance on vessel, aircraft and other large equipment and plant acquisition financing is a well established area within the Practice. Real Estate Financing Our work in the regional real estate development finance space is varied and we have facilitated milestone deals involving many of the most high profile hotels, shopping and leisure centres here.

Trade and Export Financing

The team offer support on an extensive range of trade finance credit facilities and structures.