In a session on “Current Trends in Islamic Finance” at the In-House Counsel Congress today in Kuala Lumpur, Latham partners Bryant Edwards and Craig Nethercott discussed the opportunities for Shari’ah compliant debt issuance in the United States capital markets.

“US capital markets remain the deepest capital markets and investors in these markets are increasingly interested in chasing yield, including Shari’ah debt yield, from quality issuers,” commented Edwards, chair of Latham’s Middle East Practice. Nethercott, co-chair the firm’s global Islamic Finance