04.12.2009 - Islamic finance practices face their first test with Dubai World debt
From Law.com: The Am Law Daily wrote on Tuesday about the mass of law firms that rushed into Dubai over the past two years to get in on the real estate and financing boom sweeping the Gulf region, but we wanted to know a bit more about the climate there this week, now that Dubai World, the massive sovereign wealth conglomerate, has announced plans to restructure about half its $60 billion in outstanding debt. So we called Jawad Ali, a King & Spalding partner based in Dubai and the deputy head of the firm's Middle East & Islamic Finance practice group..................................Full Article: Source