Stephenson Harwood hires new Islamic finance head

Stephenson Harwood has hired a new head of Islamic finance.

Bilal Aquil joins the firm as its head of Islamic finance, following work at Calyon (formerly Crédit Lyonnais). He will be responsible for Stephenson Harwood’s Islamic finance work across a range of areas including real estate and banking.

The firm has also recruited John Roebuck as a consultant in the commercial litigation team, fresh from a part-time role as the group legal counsel for energy company, Aim Group. Prior to that he was a partner at Manches.

The hires follow the appointment of Stuart Taylor as a banking and asset finance partner from Lawrence Graham earlier in the year.