Badr is both a banking and finance lawyer and Shariah scholar. He is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and was called to the English bar in 2001. Badr was formerly an Associate in the award-winning banking and finance team at the international law firm, Simmons & Simmons, based in Dubai. He is a Certified Shariah Advisor and Auditor with the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) in Bahrain. Badr has over 10 years of experience in English law and Islamic finance and specialises in structuring and drafting financial products in both English and Arabic.
Badr is a contributor to a textbook on Islamic Banking and finance called “Islamic Banking and Finance: What It Is and What It Could Be”, published by 1st Ethical Charitable Trust and is currently co-authoring and editing two multi-volume legal treatises: Legal Practitioners’ Guide to Sukuk and Legal Practitioners’ Guide to Takaful and ReTakaful.
Badr read law with LLB (Hons) at the London School of Economics after which he studied BA Shariah (Hons) at Al-Azhar University.