Sajjad joined the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies as a DPhil candidate in 2013 to research how innovations in Islamic finance can be applied to other areas of Islamic law. He is on sabbatical from his position as a senior associate at White & Case LLP in London where he specialises in Islamic finance and international project finance transactions, primarily focused on the power, oil and gas and petrochemical sectors. He is also a Teaching Fellow at the SOAS, University of London and the convenor of the Islamic Law and Society Discussion Group held by the Center.

Languages: Persian, Farsi, English


  • LL.M. (International Finance Concentration), Harvard Law School, 2007
  • LL.B. in Civil and Islamic Law, Shahid Beheshti University, 2006 
  • LL.B. (transferred), Australian National University, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales, 2009
  • Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law of the New York State Bar, 2008 
  • First Class Lawyer of the Iranian Central Bar, 2006 

Professional Qualifications

  • CIMA Business Simulation Certificate, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, 2013  
  • Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ),  Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and l’Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA), 2011
  • Certified Islamic Finance Executive (CIFE), Ethica Institute of Islamic Finance, 2010

Awards and Recognition

  • Associate to Watch for Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance – Chambers 2013 & 2014
  • Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year 2011 – The Lawyer
  • Islamic Finance Legal Advisor of the Year 2009  – Euromoney 


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  • Khoshroo, Global Islamic Finance Report (GIFR) - contribution to Chapter 7 'Capital Markets' (Edbiz Consulting 2014)
  • Khoshroo and S Ahmed, 'Islamic Project Finance' in R Ali (ed), Finance: A Practical Guide (Globe Business Publishing 2014)
  • Khoshroo, 'Islamic project finance: Rapid growth in the Middle East' (2013) 10 Islamic Finance News 31
  • Khoshroo, 'Key Differences between the Istisnah and Wakalah Structures' (2013) 10 Islamic Finance News 20
  • Khoshroo, The Cultural and Artistic Heritage of Iran (Sepeed Payaam Cultural and Artistic Institute 2005)


Research Interests

Islamic law; Islamic finance; ;Women's rights; Law and Finance; Human Rights Law; Law in Society

Research projects