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Al-Hadharah Boustead REIT: World’s First Islamic Plantation-Based REIT
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The Al-Hadharah Boustead REIT, which was listed on the main board of Bursa Securities Malaysia (The Malaysian Stock Exchange) on the 8th February 2007, is the first Islamic plantation-based real estate investment trust (REIT) launched in Malaysia and in the world, and was also the second Islamic REIT issued in Malaysia.
Note: "The Al-Hadharah Boustead REIT: World's First Islamic Plantation-Based REIT" case study was first published in the "IFN Islamic Deals of the Year 2007" Handbook by Islamic Finance News  in April 2008;
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Asian Counsel (Jan-Feb 2008):"Deals of the Year 2007"
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In recognition of the outstanding work of law firms in the region, Asian-Counsel fetes the top Asia-Pacific deals in 2007.
Note: "Deals of the Year 2007" cover story was first published by Pacific Business Press in its monthly publication Asian Counsel: Vol 6 Issue 1
(Jan-Feb 2008)
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The Malaysian Perspective of Sukuk Issuance
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The Malaysian experience in the issuance of Islamic debt securities has been a much debated topic of discussion amongst Islamic scholars, primarily due to the differing views adopted by the Shafi’i jurists and the Maliki and Hanbali jurists on the application of ‘Bay Al-Inah and Bay’Al-Dayn contracts.
Note: "The Malaysian Perspective of Sukuk Issuance" article was first published in the Islamic Finance Guide called "Islamic Finance: Outlook & Opportunities" published by Asia Law & Practice in December 2007;
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Asian Counsel (Jan-Feb 2007): "Deals of the Year 2006"
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The Asia Pacific legal industry's biggest and best deals in the last twelve months of 2006 take centre stage in the Asian Counsel's special feature. These top deals stood out because of their size, complexity, uniqueness or a combination of those characteristics.
Note: "Deals of the Year 2006" cover story was first published by Pacific Business Press in its monthly publication Asian Counsel: Vol 5 Issue 1 (Jan-Feb 2007)
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Malaysia: The Legal and Regulatory Framework
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The concept of the REIT has been in existence in Malaysia since 1988. On January 3 2005 the Malaysian Securities Commission (MSC) issued the Guidelines on Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT Guidelines).
Note: "Malaysia - The Legal & Regulatory Framework" article was first published in the REIT Guide called "REITs in Asia: From Concept to Completion",  published by Asia Law & Practice in June 2005
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