Rizwan Kanji

Partner, King & Spalding, UAE

    Rizwan Kanji is a partner and head of the capital market at the international law firm King & Spalding specialising in debt capital markets and Islamic finance.

    Global directories, Chambers and Partners have for the last 7 years consecutively ranked Mr. Kanji as one of the world’s leading Islamic finance and debt capital markets lawyers.

    Chambers Global 2015 describes Rizwan Kanji as “highly esteemed for his experience on debt issuances, with particular mastery of Shari’a-compliant structures” and praises him for his “good breadth of practice in sukuk and debt capital markets matters.Chambers Global 2018 states that Rizwan Kanji is primarily known for his work in debt capital markets, including sukuk issuances. Sources point to his “good reputation in the market” and describe him as a “respected, busy lawyer.” Peers comment that he is “sensible, pragmatic and enjoyable to work opposite.”

    Rizwan frequently advises a variety of global investment banks, sovereign states and multinational regional corporates. He has advised a number of African, Middle Eastern and Latin American sovereigns.