Specialist in Banking & Finance, Islamic finance, and Business & Corporate
Ashley is one of the world’s most influential Islamic finance lawyers. Best known for his 13 year tenure as General Counsel of the Central Bank of Bahrain (the financial regulator of the world’s leading Islamic banking centre) Ashley has been active in Islamic and Arab financial law for more than 20 years. He also spent many years as a Solicitor in the City of London where he was Head of Islamic Finance at two large international law firms.
Ashley regularly advises governments, central banks, financial regulators, stock exchanges, banks and financial institutions (of all types), investments funds, multinational corporations and entrepreneurs – whether involved in Islamic finance or looking to get into this fast growing sector.
In recent years, much of his work has been with start-ups operating in the fin-tech space and Ashley is an exponent of disruptive technology and alternative delivery finance.