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.