Abradat Kamalpour is a finance partner at Ashurst in London. He has extensive experience in securitisation, debt capital markets and structured finance transactions. Abradat is the head of the Emerging Markets and Islamic Finance Desk of the Securities and Derivatives Group. He is also the Global Head of Islamic Finance at Ashurst. Abradat has one of the leading emerging markets practices in the market and is the CEO and Founder of the New Silk Road Forum(www.nsrforum.com).
Abradat has been at the forefront of structuring Islamic-compliant capital markets and securitisation transactions, transforming non-compliant structures into instruments acceptable to Islamic investors and has recently been ranked in Band 1 for Banking and Finance (Islamic finance) by Chambers UK 2010 and named as a Leading Individual in Islamic finance by Legal 500 2009. He is also ranked as one of the world's top 25 pre-eminent Islamic finance practitioners in Expert Guides, Best of the Best 2009 and was named a Leading Lawyer by Islamic Finance News (2009). Abradat was also included in The Lawyer's Hot 100, 2008 of the 100 legal professionals to watch as well as being a key member of the team that won the Euromoney award for Best Global Islamic Finance Legal Advisor 2006-2007.