Mapping the Next Phase of Development
for Islamic Finance at WIBC 2009

As the global financial industry cautiously navigates its way out of rough waters, the 16th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC 2009) provides a high-profile platform for international industry leaders to chart the next phase of development for Islamic finance. To be held on the 6, 7 & 8 December 2009 in Bahrain, the theme of the 16th Annual WIBC focuses on New Strategies for New Economic Realities and reflects the fresh outlook that the leading institutions will have to adopt as they compete in an increasingly challenging landscape.

King & Spalding - Strategic Associate at WIBC 2009

King & Spalding is an international law firm with more than 800 lawyers in offices across the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. For over 20 years, King & Spalding lawyers have been handling client matters in the Arabian Gulf region, specializing in complex commercial and financial transactions. The firm was named a top-tier Islamic finance legal advisor by Chambers Global 2009 and has been a pioneer in developing finance and investment structures, including those that comply with Islamic Shari'ah principles. With offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh, King & Spalding is among the largest and fastest-growing U.S. firms in the region.

"King & Spalding is pleased to renew its partnership with the World Islamic Banking Conference. Participation in the 16th Annual WIBC provides us with a unique opportunity to share our experience with leaders in the Islamic finance industry and to have the benefit of their insight."

Jawad I. Ali

King & Spalding

With a record number of institutions partnering with the 16th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference, high-level discussions and debate during the conference will be even more vital this year as key decision makers in the global Islamic banking industry look to strengthen their market position, seek renewed growth paths, revisit risk management imperatives, as well as explore high-potential new markets that continue to emerge.