Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (Managing Partner, Dubai Office)


Mr Khaleq’s practice focuses on structured finance and debt capital markets transactions, with an emphasis on the structuring and documentation of innovative Islamic finance and investment products. He advises international and regional clients on legal structures pertaining to debt and equity raising from, as well as on doing business in, the Middle East region. Mr Khaleq also acts for regional governments and international organisations on privatisation and deregulation matters, and has worked with clients in a wide range of industries, including energy, infrastructure, healthcare, education, telecommunications, media and technology.

Mr Khaleq has been listed as a leading regional and Islamic finance, debt capital markets and fund structuring lawyer by top industry and legal publications such as Chambers Global, Euromoney and Islamic Finance News, and was recently named in Private Equity Manager’s 2013 'Legal Power 30' list. He is a regular speaker at international conferences and currently teaches a course on transactional Islamic law at George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. In addition, Mr Khaleq has been appointed by the International Monetary Fund as an expert in the field of debt capital markets.

Prior to joining Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Mr Khaleq was managing partner of the Middle Eastern offices of another international law firm, resident in Dubai, where he was also a partner in its finance and capital markets groups.

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Areas of Practice

Banking and Finance
  • Education

    University of Jordan Faculty of Law: LLB (with highest honours), 1993
    George Washington University Law School: LLM (cum laude), 1994


    New York State
    England & Wales (Registered Foreign Lawyer)