John Dewar is a partner in the London office of Milbank LLP. He is a member of the firm’s global projects, energy and infrastructure finance group and leads the firm’s Islamic finance practice. John is widely recognised as a leading individual in his field by a number of Islamic finance lawyer journals, among them: Chambers UK (which designated him among the first tier in the UK), Chambers Global, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal: Project Finance and Euromoney’s Expert Guides (which ranks him among the top 30 lawyers in the world in its Best of the Best guide for Islamic finance). He has built an extremely broad practice and outstanding reputation for advising on the most innovative and significant ‘market-first’ transactions around the world, and has particular expertise in multi-sourced financings, including those involving Islamic institutions and multilateral and export credit agencies. John is also editor of International Project Finance Law and Practice published by Oxford University Press and co-author of that publication’s Islamic finance chapter.
The Islamic Finance and Markets Law Review provides a general overview of the manner in which Islamic, or shariah-compliant, finance is practised in various jurisdictions throughout the world. With an eye towards recent developments, it illustrates the dynamic manner in which Islamic finance has adapted and continues to develop globally.