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Senior Vice President and Head of Legal, Dar Al Sharia (Dubai Islamic Bank)
Currently serves as Senior Vice President and Head of Legal at Dar Al Sharia (Dubai Islamic Bank), UAE. Nazir is an accomplished and prominent Sharia expert/lawyer in the field of Islamic banking and finance.
He specializes in retail, corporate, syndications, project finance, Sukuk, securitizations, Islamic investment funds, Islamic trusts, swaps and derivatives, insurance and Islamic finance legislation and regulations.
He has played a leading role in providing technical support to Islamic banking and finance industry through innovation in product development. Nazir holds a Masters degree in Commercial Law from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and LL.B (Hons.) Sharia and Law from International Islamic University, Pakistan.
In addition to his qualifications he has received intensive training in international financial laws including securitization, swaps and derivatives. He also served as Legal Advisor to Dallah Al Baraka, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, one of the largest Saudi conglomerates with operations in banking, finance and other businesses. He also served as Director Law and Regulatory Affairs, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority where he advised on telecommunication regulations in addition to assisting Government of Pakistan in preparing the Electronic Transactions Ordinance, 2000.
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