Qatar Crisis: the Effect on Shipping

19 June 2017

On 5 June 2017, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties with Qatar over allegations it is sponsoring terrorism. The ban has many implications, but what are the immediate effects on shipping?

DIFC Alert – May 2017

9 May 2017

This alert discusses new licensing arrangements, whereby unregulated DIFC companies and firms may now obtain licenses to operate in mainland Dubai.

Sukuk: A Capital Idea

23 February 2017

WFW Dubai Finance Partner Neale Downes takes a look at the latest Sukuk structures being used and the strength of its current and future market for Emirates Law Business & Finance.

ECAs looking to Islamic Finance: A boon for Islamic cross-border transactions?

27 July 2016

Article in Islamic Finance News on the role of export credit agencies in Islamic Finance, with comments from Neale Downes

The phenomena of Shariah compliant funds.

5 July 2016

Article by WFW partner Neale Downes, originally featured in Islamic Finance News on 29 June 2016.

Financing Rotary Assets

12 May 2016

A report on the 'financing rotary assets' panel session at the Corporate Jet & Helicopter Investor Dubai event, originally written by Michael Savva for Arabian Aerospace magazine.

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