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So far Siraj Al Islam has created 19 blog entries.

Project Finance

By |July 19th, 2013|

We have been noted as “an excellent legal advisor, especially in Islamic project finance” and our attention to detail has been noted as “incredible.” We will work with you to quickly identify the key issues that actually affect the success of a project as opposed to matters that ultimately will not make a commercial difference. Let us put a team of experts together, and observe as we work seamlessly with you. Representative transaction of our team the following: • Advised a consortium of the Qurayyah Independent Power Project 1 on building a facility to generate approximately 1800 MW of electricity. • Reviewed and advised on PFI Projects Agreements, Security Documents, Collateral Agreements and Interfacing Agreements. • Counselled, structured, and drafted BOT / BOO-based project in connection with a demilitarization facility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. • Served as Lead Project Assistant for the MWDA (http://www.merseysidewda.gov.uk), one of the UK’s largest ever PFI Projects in the waste sector. • Advised and contributed to other major PFI projects that include: Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) PFI with Land Securities Trillium (LST), STEPS (The Strategic Transfer of Estate to the Private Sector – a PFI initiative with HMRC), Sheffield City Council PFI, and Walsgrave PFI Hospital, Coventry. • Delivered exceptional legal council on the London Underground PPP. advice is clear, concise and to the point which is appreciated when dealing with matters on a tight deadline took control of things, the issues were resolved within a very short time and with the results we required true professional and I would recommend his services to others difficult transaction was undertaken with diligence and efficiency ensuring the whole process was completed smoothly [...]

Corporate

By |July 19th, 2013|

Whether you are looking to sell your business or to acquire a business, or indeed wish to raise additional funds through an IPO/Rights Issue, we can guide you in a way that regulators will assist you with what you want to achieve. We are noted for our ability by clients to get issues “resolved within a very short time” and “with the results” that our clients want. Representative transaction of our team include the following: • Led due diligence on the £4B acquisition and refinance of ISS by Goldman Sachs in the UK; reviewed and presented to the board of directors all finance documents. • Advised on and drafted an amendment agreement for waste water services in the central region of Saudi Arabia. • Facilitated sales of companies for consideration value of €40M and €29M while also completing several business sales and due diligence on multiple acquisitions. • Renegotiation of SPA due to advice. • Generated a group-wide policy change on due-diligence requirement. OUR CORE VALUES Our services is built on the core values of honesty, integrity, trust and mutual respect. whatever the nature of your business we hold these ideas as integral to our vision.We fully appreciate and understand our success is dependent on you being successful and accordingly, our aim is to work with you in partnership, and for us to mutually share in each others success. advice is clear, concise and to the point which is appreciated when dealing with matters on a tight deadline took control of things, the issues were resolved within a very short time and with the results we required true professional and I would recommend his services to others difficult transaction was undertaken with [...]

Legal Training

By |July 19th, 2013|

Our CEO is a fully certified trainer, if you are a law firm, in-house team, or a business and require training on any aspect of the law, discuss your requirement with us and we will create a bespoke training that could be catered for a One 2 One training session up to a fully fledged training conference. Representative transaction of our team include the following: • Provided training on Islamic finance. • Led training on legal risk management strategies and on legal/commercial negotiation strategies. • Managed training on basic and advanced contract law issues. • Provided regular training on legal, commercial, negotiations, dispute resolution, and management issues while at ISS. OUR CORE VALUES Our services is built on the core values of honesty, integrity, trust and mutual respect. whatever the nature of your business we hold these ideas as integral to our vision.We fully appreciate and understand our success is dependent on you being successful and accordingly, our aim is to work with you in partnership, and for us to mutually share in each others success. advice is clear, concise and to the point which is appreciated when dealing with matters on a tight deadline took control of things, the issues were resolved within a very short time and with the results we required true professional and I would recommend his services to others difficult transaction was undertaken with diligence and efficiency ensuring the whole process was completed smoothly certainly one of the best lawyers I have worked with in my 20+ years career fantastic business acumen and genuine enthusiasm creativity and foresight experience and confidence genuinely lovely person well-thought legal advice and is [...]

Commercial

By |July 19th, 2013|

Our Commercial practice has been noted as being “very diligent, energetic and innovative,” and that we are “very focused on the issue,” and that we deliver “strong commercial results.” So whether you need assistance with an agreement related to services, goods, agency, employment, real estate or any other form of commercial arrangement, let us know, we will provide you timely and effective commercial advice. Representative transaction of our team include the following: • Directed structuring of a major oil service provider’s supply contracts and business requirements for a leading oil drilling company’s inter-company relationships. • Counselled a consortium on Al Kharj and Sudair concession contract for construction, management, operation, and maintenance of potable water, industrial, irrigation, sanitary, and industrial water drainage facilities. • Structured a $200M real estate fund, including drafting underlying documents. • Negotiated and structured cross-border JV agreement covering all GCC countries in relation to a fast food business. • Restructured a construction project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and redrafted related agreements. • Advised on and drafted an amendment agreement for waste water services in the central region of Saudi Arabia. • Handled joint venture agreements, prepared sales and purchase agreements for acquisitions and divestures, advised on financial assistance and white wash procedures, and carried out commercial matters for ISS. advice is clear, concise and to the point which is appreciated when dealing with matters on a tight deadline took control of things, the issues were resolved within a very short time and with the results we required true professional and I would recommend his services to others difficult transaction was undertaken with diligence and efficiency ensuring the whole process was completed smoothly certainly one [...]

Peer and Client Review

By |July 19th, 2013|

“Siraj and I started out as attorney and client respectively; however now we are also friends, testament to his ability to build long lasting relationships. Siraj’s advice is clear, concise and to the point which is appreciated when dealing with matters on a tight deadline. Highly recommended.” Director of Administration & Government Relations - Global Industrial Giant - Client “Siraj is currently assisting us with a project in Saudi. Until he came on board were were experiencing difficulties and delays with the respective authority. Once Siraj took control of things, the issues were resolved within a very short time and with the results we required. Siraj is a true professional and I would recommend his services to others.” Company Secretary Strategic Consultants - Client “A potentially difficult transaction was undertaken with diligence and efficiency ensuring the whole process was completed smoothly. A recommended partner for the future.” Director Islamic Products UK – Counter Party “I had the pleasure to work with Siraj acting as our legal counsel in a complex financial transaction. I am delighted to endorse him, as he is certainly one of the best lawyers I have worked with in my 20+ years career.” President UAE Conglomorate - Client “If you need a business partner with fantastic business acumen and genuine enthusiasm, choose Siraj. If you’re looking for a spark of creativity and foresight, choose Siraj. If you seek a business partner with experience and confidence, choose Siraj. If you want to work with a genuinely lovely person, choose Siraj. No ifs, no buts. Choose Siraj.” Group Vice President, Finance, Saudi Busniness Conglomorate - Client “Siraj works well with his clients providing well-thought legal advice and is highly professional.” Head of Structured Finance [...]

Awards and Recognition

By |July 19th, 2013|

Recognised by Islamic Finance News as a leading lawyer in: Project & Infrastructure Finance Banking & Capital Markets Offshore Finance Asset & Fund Management Takaful & re-Takaful Cross Border Energy & Natural Resource Insolvency & Restructuring Corporate & Commercial Insolvency & Restructuring Litigation & Dispute Resolution As a team , ” developed an innovations award ” nominated , internationally adopted and recognized risk and contractual analysis systems for PFI and major commercial transactions. OUR CORE VALUES Our services is built on the core values of honesty, integrity, trust and mutual respect. whatever the nature of your business we hold these ideas as integral to our vision.We fully appreciate and understand our success is dependent on you being successful and accordingly, our aim is to work with you in partnership, and for us to mutually share in each others success. advice is clear, concise and to the point which is appreciated when dealing with matters on a tight deadline took control of things, the issues were resolved within a very short time and with the results we required true professional and I would recommend his services to others difficult transaction was undertaken with diligence and efficiency ensuring the whole process was completed smoothly certainly one of the best lawyers I have worked with in my 20+ years career fantastic business acumen and genuine enthusiasm creativity and foresight experience and confidence genuinely lovely person well-thought legal advice and is highly professional well-regarded legal counsel in Shari’ah compliant structures hard working and his attention to detail is incredible an excellent legal advisor serious and reliable very high moral standards profound knowledge of [...]

Our Team

By |July 19th, 2013|

Siraj Al Islam CEO and Partner ONE 2 ONE LEGAL LLP Our team is managed by our CEO and Partner, Siraj Al Islam, a highly rated legal advisor and recognised expert in Islamic Project Finance and Restructuring. Throughout his career, Mr. Islam has been called upon on to provide comprehensive legal counsel in business relations, negotiations, and litigation and work on complex corporate transactions such as M&As, JVs, and divestitures. As one of the youngest General Counsel’s to be appointed by ISS, a global leader in outsourcing, Mr. Islam has been recognised for his innovation and legal leadership by clients and leading industry publications. At ISS, he was engaged to setup and manage the legal services department of the company. During this time he managed the integration of 70 companies into relevant sector specific businesses, provided risk assessments for company directors, defined terms and conditions for contracts and compliance manuals, and implemented policy improvements that saved millions of pounds. Since his early success at ISS, Mr. Islam has made several notable contributions in the realm of litigation, corporate representation. Examples include: Completed Ijara-based Islamic finance documents for multimillion/multibillion-dollar projects and managed eight-figure revolving/term lines of credits. Worked as Lead Project Assistant on one of the UK’s largest PFI projects in the waste sector. Served clients and worked on projects that span a wide-range of industries, including petrochemical, fast food business, construction, oil & gas, renewable energy, financial, and healthcare. In his current role at One 2 One Legal, Mr. Islam heads a boutique law firm established to provide high quality legal counsel on local market price dynamics, specifically on client relationship demand. In this capacity, he has already cultivated strong relationships with international investment banks [...]

Our Message

By |July 19th, 2013|

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to look at our profile, to see how we can work together. Our company logo and trade name, One 2 One , are the cornerstones of our vision and philosophy . Genuine , One 2 One , relationships are always builton , honesty , integrity , trust , and mutual respect , and these are the cores of the relationship that we want with you. As a former General Counsel of the UK operation of one of the worlds largest outsourcing companies , I fully appreciate and under stand our success is dependent on you being successful and accordingly , our aim is to work with you in partnership, and for us to mutually share in each others success. Siraj Al Islam CEO and Partner ONE 2 ONE LEGAL LLP Mobile: +966 5955 28968 [email protected] OUR CORE VALUES Our services is built on the core values of honesty, integrity, trust and mutual respect. whatever the nature of your business we hold these ideas as integral to our vision.We fully appreciate and understand our success is dependent on you being successful and accordingly, our aim is to work with you in partnership, and for us to mutually share in each others success. "advice is clear, concise and to the point which is appreciated when dealing with matters on a tight deadline" "took control of things, the issues were resolved within a very short time and with the results we required" “true professional and I would recommend his services to others” “difficult transaction was undertaken with diligence and efficiency ensuring the whole process was completed smoothly” “certainly one of the best lawyers I [...]

About Us

By |July 19th, 2013|

One 2 One Legal LLP, is a limited liability partnership, registered in England, United Kingdom. We provide specialist legal and legal related business risk management services. Our aim is to provide bespoke, personal service to our clients, as opposed to being a huge organisation that fails to recognise that client organisations are made up of individuals, and that those individuals want a personalised service, effectively , One 2 One. Our legal services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are provided in association with the Law Firm of Mohammed Abdulaziz Al-Aqeel, inaccordance with the Code of Law Practice of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. OUR CORE VALUES Our services is built on the core values of honesty, integrity, trust and mutual respect. whatever the nature of your business we hold these ideas as integral to our vision.We fully appreciate and understand our success is dependent on you being successful and accordingly, our aim is to work with you in partnership, and for us to mutually share in each others success. advice is clear, concise and to the point which is appreciated when dealing with matters on a tight deadline took control of things, the issues were resolved within a very short time and with the results we required true professional and I would recommend his services to others difficult transaction was undertaken with diligence and efficiency ensuring the whole process was completed smoothly certainly one of the best lawyers I have worked with in my 20+ years career fantastic business acumen and genuine enthusiasm creativity and foresight experience and confidence genuinely lovely person well-thought legal advice and is highly professional well-regarded legal counsel in [...]