SOAS Law of Islamic Finance Working Papers Series
Welcome to the SOAS Law of Islamic Finance Working Papers Series. The Series provides an outlet for the airing of ideas in this new specialist area, the development of which has become necessary as a result of the increasing growth, maturity and sophistication of Islamic finance.
The Law of Islamic Finance
The ambit of this new field, ‘The Law of Islamic Finance’ (LIF), includes all relevant parts of Islamic law (shari’a/fiqh) and manifestations of modern law. The latter category encompasses all municipal (eg English and Malaysian law) and international law, as well as other types of norms, such as agreements on financial regulation (eg the Basel Accords).
SOAS LIF Working Papers are work in progress. However, papers submitted must be of very high quality in all their aspects (content, English, referencing and presentation).
de Belder, Richard 'The Form over Substance Debate in Islamic Finance: Is Aligning Islamic Finance More Proactively with the Ethical Finance Space the Way Forward?'
Foster, NHD (2016) 'The Financial Sharia as Law and as Ethics: A Suggestion'
Foster, NHD (2015) 'Moving Forward in the Study and Practice of Islamic Finance: Makhlouf’s L’émergence d’un droit international de la finance islamique : Origines, formation et intégration en droit français'
Youtube recording of Nick Foster's lecture delivered at the Collège des Bernardins, Paris, 19 November 2015 available here.