October 16, 2012
Islamic Finance Contracts
The American Bar Association Section of International Law (which holds its Fall Meeting this week in Miami) has just published "The ABA Practical Guide to Drafting Basic Islamic Finance Contracts." The author is Dena H. Elkhatib, a U.S. lawyer who is now working in the United Arab Emirates. She is also the author of several articles that help explain Islamic finance to audiences who are unfamiliar with technical terms such as fiqh, sukuk, and murabaha.
The book includes an overview of Islamic finance and information about its place in the current global financial markets. It also discusses various types of Islamic finance contracts and how they are structured. The appendix to the book includes helpful charts that make it easy for readers to tell the difference between various finance contracts.
Ms. Elkhatib is a graduate of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where she was the Student Body President. She became active in the ABA Section of International Law and presently serves as Co-Chair of the ABA International Law Section's Islamic Finance Committee.
The ISBN Number for "The ABA Practical Guide to Drafting Basic Islamic Finance Contracts" is 978-1-61438-619-3.
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