Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, Volume 20 (2018)

Special Issue: Islamic Banking and Finance


Volume 20 of the Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law will comprise a Special Edition of collected contributions in the field of Islamic Banking and Finance. Combing the work of established practitioners and academics in the field, the Special Edition charts the development of contemporary issues in Islamic Banking and Finance practice including the regulation of crowd-funding and Sharia-Compliant Fintech.

The publication's practical features include: - articles on current topics, - the text of a selection of important case judgments, - book reviews. Please click here for the online version including the abstracts of the articles of The Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law.

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Martin Lau is the Dean and Professor of Law at the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law of LUMS in Lahore, Pakistan, on leave from the Law School of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) until 2018. As a Barrister at Essex Court Chambers, Dr. Lau regularly advises on South Asian, Middle Eastern and Islamic Law.

Faris Nasrallah is an international arbitration lawyer and Arab laws specialist. Having obtained an LLB from SOAS and a Masters in Law from the University of Cambridge, he qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales (2012). In 2018 Faris was a Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.
Notes on Contributors

PART 1: Articles

The Role of Environmental Tribunals in Pakistan: Challenges and Prospects
Martin Lau

The Economic Independence of Married Women under Iranian Law
M.A. Ansaripour

Palestinian Citizenship Law: A Proposal
Mutaz M. Qafisheh

Part 2: Special Edition: Islamic Banking and Finance

Preface to the Special Edition
Hatem Elliesie

Islamic Finance and Fintech
Recent Developments in the Middle East
Murad M. Daghles and Philipp Kynast

Sustainability in Islamic Finance
Regulatory Developments and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Practices of Islamic Financial Institutions
Osman Sacarcelik

International Regulatory Standards for Islamic Banking
From Diversity to Harmony?
Volker Nienhaus

Practical Observations and Challenges in the Implementation of Islamic Finance in Segments of Microfinance, Mortgages and Agriculture
Natalie Schoon

Adapting Tax Laws to Islamic Finance Instruments in Western Jurisdictions
A German Perspective
Martin Bünning

Regulation of Crowdfunding and Initial Coin Offerings
A Challenge for Islamic Finance?
Matthias Casper

Approaches to Islamic Finance and Banking
Between Islamic Legal Theory and Economic Practice
Hatem Elliesie

Part 3: Country Surveys

M.A. Ansaripour

The United Arab Emirates
Gordon Blanke

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Osayd Awawda

Ummi Hani Binti Masood

Part 4: Documents

UN Security Council Resolution 2254 (2015) Regarding the Syrian Arab Republic

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act 2019

Part 5: Cases

Jadhav Case (India v. Pakistan) – International Court of Justice, Case No. 168 of 2019

Part 6: Book Reviews

Anver M. Emon and Rumee Ahmed (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Law, Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2018, 985 p.
Faris Nasrallah

Maria Bhatti, Islamic Law and International Commercial Arbitration, Routledge: Oxford and New York, 2019, 290 p.
Faris Nasrallah

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