Dr Jonathan Ercanbrack
(BA) Utah, (Vordiplom) Heidelberg, (MSc) LSE, (PhD) SOAS
Lecturer in the Law of Islamic Finance
Deputy Director (Projects), Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law
- Dr Jonathan Ercanbrack
- Email address:
- 0207 898 4095
- SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
- Russell Square: College Buildings
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- Office Hours:
- Monday 15:00-17:00
Dr Jonathan Ercanbrack - Regulating Islamic Finance in the United Kingdom
Jonathan Ercanbrack’s research interests are primarily focused on Islamic law, Islamic financial law and the regulation of financial markets. He is currently working on a research manuscript concerning the way in which Islamic financial law is innovated in global financial markets and within municipal legal systems.
At SOAS Jonathan is the law careers tutor for undergraduate students. This role allows him to host a wide variety of events directed at informing and training students in the skills and knowledge necessary for them to successfully pursue a career within and outside the law.
Prior to his appointment as lecturer at SOAS, Jonathan gained diverse experience in the private and public sectors. Before attaining his doctorate in law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), he directed his family’s mid-sized commercial cleaning business for nearly four years. He has worked for the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Foundation) in Washington, D.C. as a programme officer, and began his career as a legislative analyst with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.
Jonathan’s previous education began at the University of Utah, where he studied German. His studies soon took him to the Universität Heidelberg in Germany, where he completed a Vordiplom in Economics. This was followed by a master’s degree in the Politics of Empire and Post Imperialism at the London School of Economics, where he focused on empires and the political economy of the Middle East.
Law of Islamic Finance
Islamic commercial law, the Law of Islamic Finance (LIF), especially the interaction of the LIF with municipal legal systems, the regulation of Islamic finance.
Ercanbrack, Jonathan (2013) 'Regulating Islamic Finance in the United Kingdom.' In: Cattelan, Valentino, (ed.), Islamic Finance in Europe: Towards a Plural Financial System. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. (Forthcoming)
Ercanbrack, Jonathan (2011) 'The Regulation of Islamic Finance in the United Kingdom.' Ecclesiastical Law Journal, 13 (1). pp. 69-77.