Sherif is a Special Counsel at SASLO with over 15 years of experience as a corporate M&A lawyer. He is also an experienced banking and finance lawyer, with a strong focus on Islamic Finance, and has previously been seconded to Kuwait Finance House.

As a corporate lawyer, Sherif has experience in M&A, general corporate, joint ventures, fintech, tech, e-commerce, PE/VC buyouts, and corporate advisory/governance. He handles a broad range of commercial matters across various industry sectors and greatly enjoys working with new startups. He deals with various matters across the GCC, as well as the United Kingdom and EU.

Additionally, he undertakes general banking and finance/investment work and is particularly drawn to Islamic finance matters. He has advised on a range of project and real estate finance matters, various Sukuk (including an African Micro-sukuk), conventional and Islamic private equity transactions (both controlling and non-controlling), and has been involved in structuring Islamic financing transactions according to Islamic principles.

Sherif has worked for UK silver circle and leading US law firms in London, Dubai, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia.

He is fluent in English and Arabic.


Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons), University of Aberdeen, 2006

Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Dip. L.P.), University of Aberdeen, 2007

Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ), Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, 2013


The Law Society of Scotland