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OLF has a thorough understanding of all legal aspects of Islamic finance, gained through years of experience in the field. The firm is correspondent for the Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law for Lebanon, and our Partner Professor Dr. Nayla Comair-Obeid has acted as an expert member of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) - Corporate Governance Working Group.
The firm has also been involved in the drafting of the Corporate Governance Provisions for Islamic Banking and Financial Services and Institutions.
We specialize in business transactions governed by Islamic laws and Middle Eastern legislations. Our lawyers advise on matters including the incorporation of Islamic banks and Islamic financed transactions across a variety of market sectors, and also offer expertise on Shari'a compliant financing and financial products.
In addition to these services, we also advise on all aspects of family law in Shari'a and Middle Eastern Legislations, including trusts and estates.
Eurobonds March 2020: Payment or Default?
March 06 , 2020

The ten-year US $1.2 billion Eurobonds with a coupon rate of 6.375% are due to mature on 9 March 2020, amidst an unprecedented economic and financial downturn in Lebanon, and a forthcoming debt crisis.

The prospect of Lebanon defaulting on its payment obligations raises significant legal implications to both local and international investors.