GSDEC Members

The Global South Dialogue on Economic Crimes Network seeks to advance dialogue, research, and capacity on economic and financial crimes

Jonathan Ercanbrack

Senior Lecturer in Transnational Financial Law


I am a senior lecturer in transnational financial law at SOAS, University of London, where I am also chair of the Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (CIMEL). At SOAS, I have developed an international reputation as a leading researcher and author in the field of Islamic financial law, transnational financial law, and the contractual and financial laws of Arab Gulf States. In 2023, I will publish a second monograph, Islamic Contract Law, with Oxford University Press. Since 2012, I serve the English court as an expert witness in money laundering, offshore finance, payment systems and informal value transfer related cases. The jurisdictional background of cases has ranged from Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Dubai, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong, Azerbaijan to the United Kingdom. Moreover, I am a regular speaker at the world-renowned Cambridge Economic Crime Symposium where my expertise in Islamic finance and money laundering is called on.


SOAS University of London