Islamic Structuring & Accounting Services

The provision of directors and officers to Sharia-compliant securitisation structures as well as full bookkeeping, reporting, valuation and accounting functions.

Hawksford is familiar with the needs of clients and businesses seeking Islamic finance solutions globally. We manage 150 client relationships, administering a wide range of asset classes and Islamic finance structures and transactions. We have experience in the creation and administration of a wide range of Sharia-compliant structures and structures where full Sharia compliant financing and accounting is required.

Hawksford won Islamic Finance Advisory Firm of the Year at the Corporate LiveWire Global Awards 2016.

What is meant by Islamic finance or Sharia-compliant services

We ensure that any work we enter into on behalf of our clients is of the highest ethical standard in compliance with Islamic law (Sharia) principles.

These principles prohibit certain financial activities, such as the acceptance of specific interest or fees for loans of money or the investment into businesses that provide goods or services considered contrary to Islamic principles or values.

An increasing number of non-Muslim individuals and business are requesting these services due to the ethical standards involved.

Our work

We currently work with clients which have structuring needs in the of regions of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman, Kuwait and other non-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

Who would find these services useful?

Clients, advisers and intermediaries (including banking, legal and tax advisory professionals) who are seeking:

  • Experienced experts in the establishment of and administration to Sharia-compliant trusts, companies and foundations',
  • Structuring of Sharia-compliant residential and commercial real estate transactions and associated Sharia financing arrangements,
  • Corporate and capital market issuance vehicles including Sukuk (Sharia-compliant bonds) creation and administration, listing of securities and specialist investment structures,
  • Provision of Sharia-compliant financing and accounting requirements as part of asset administration,
  • Support towards tailored cross-border transactions, administration and investments, including investment into the UK, other western markets, or increasingly into the Far East.

A recent example includes our work with a prominent GCC bank, assisting them and their client with the rollout of their Islamic finance offering by way of diminishing Musharaka.

What Sharia-compliant services do we offer?

  • Corporate planning and administration,
  • Provision of experienced professional corporate trustees and directors to listed Sukuk and securitisation structures,
  • Registered agent services for a number of locations internationally
  • Sharia-compliant financial reporting and bookkeeping (Islamic accounting),
  • Access to the best Islamic scholars, Sharia-compliant finance professionals and service providers, insurers and financial institutions,

What do our clients say?

"Daniel Hainsworth's understanding of client needs in the GCC is second to none and he is always willing to go the extra mile for his clients.  Daniel is a Trustee in the true sense of the word" - Client of Hawksford, 2015

Jurisdictions

Service available from the following jurisdictions:

  • JERSEY

Our team of professionals are waiting to help you.

Contact us

Our exceptional people:

Here are some of our specialists that you can talk to about our corporate services.

Daniel Hainsworth

Client Director, Corporate Services

Jersey
Jacqueline Low

Chief Operating Officer, Asia

Singapore
Leanne Ho

Managing Director, Hong Kong

Hong Kong
Stephanie Rose

Global Head of Corporate Services

Jersey

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