SOAS University of London

School of Law

Dr Jonathan Ercanbrack

(BA) Utah, (Vordiplom) Heidelberg, (MSc) LSE, (PhD) SOAS
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Jonathan Ercanbrack
School of Law

PhD Examiners Approval Panel - Member

Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (CIMEL)

Chair, Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)


Dr Jonathan Ercanbrack
Email address:
+44 (0)20 7898 4095
Senate House
Office No:
‚Äč S230
Academic Support Hours:
Wednesday 15:30 - 17:30


Dr Ercanbrack specialises in: Islamic financial law, transnational financial law, transnational informal finance (alternative remittance systems), financial services law and contract law.

His research is highly interdisciplinary, often involving economics, finance and sociology in addition to legal considerations.

He is a capable public speaker with a good deal of experience addressing senior researchers, practitioners and policy makers.

A nature enthusiast, Athlete and Traveller.


Programmes Convened
Modules Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Fara Mohammad, Islamic finance & environmental sustainability: correlation, challenges and opportunities. Establishing a legal framework&corporate culture. Creating a road map in response to the UN Environment & World Bank initiative in creating a sustainable financial system
  • Sive Ozer , Promoting the social venture capital model and philosophy in the Islamic Finance Industry: encouraging an alternative approach.

Law of Islamic Finance

Contract Law

Commercial Law

Introduction to Law and Legal Processes


Authored Books

Ercanbrack, Jonathan and Bantekas, Ilias and Oseni, Umar and Ullah, Ikram (2021) Islamic Contract Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Forthcoming]

Ercanbrack, Jonathan G (2015) The Transformation of Islamic Law in Global Financial Markets. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Ercanbrack, Jonathan G. (2019) 'The Standardization of Islamic Financial Law: Lawmaking in Modern Financial Markets'. American Journal of Comparative Law, (67) 4, pp 825-860.

Ercanbrack, Jonathan (2019) 'Islamic Financial Law and the Law of the United Arab Emirates: Disjuncture and the Necessity for Reform'. Arab Law Quarterly, (33) 2, pp 152-178.

Ercanbrack, Jonathan (2011) 'The Regulation of Islamic Finance in the United Kingdom'. Ecclesiastical Law Journal, (13) 1, pp 69-77.

Book Chapters

Ercanbrack, Jonathan (2012) 'Regulating Islamic Finance in the United Kingdom'. In: Cattelan, Valentino, (ed.), Islamic Finance in Europe: Towards a Plural Financial System. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp 157-178.

Monographs and Working Papers

Ercanbrack, Jonathan G. (2019) Challenging the Sharia Compliance of Islamic Finance. Doha, Qatar: Qatar Financial Centre.

Ercanbrack, Jonathan G. (2019) Challenges of Retaining Shari'ah Compliance in Islamic Finance. Doha, Qatar: Qatar Financial Centre.

Book Reviews

Ercanbrack, Jonathan (2013) 'Islamic Finance: Law and Practice'. Journal of Business Law, (5).

Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs

Ercanbrack, Jonathan and Bahra, Narita (2019) Hawala Money Transfer Systems: Debunking the Presumption of Illegitimacy.


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