Innovative Structures In Islamic Project Finance

Law360, New York (September 13, 2012, 12:45 PM ET) -- In recent times Islamic project finance has shown its ability to adapt in the face of a number of hurdles that are not encountered in conventional project financings. Traditionally, Islamic financiers have encountered a number of commercial and liquidity challenges associated with the high debt to equity ratios of infrastructure projects and the project durations themselves, which can take as long as 30 years to complete.

The associated Shari’a requirements relating to ownership create their own specific obstacles in respect to the transfer of certain risks...
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