Farmida Bi is a banking lawyer based in London. She has specialised in capital markets and Islamic finance for over 20 years, advising on English and New York law. Farmida has acted on many ground breaking Islamic finance transactions, including the Goldman Sachs US$500m debut sukuk issuance, the first by a US financial institution; the Tamweel securitisation, recognised as the first Islamic true securitisation; and the International Innovative Technologies sukuk, the first UK sukuk.
Farmida is also a debt capital markets specialist with a particular focus on projects, securitisations and restructurings. She has advised on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route £745m project bond, the largest PPP closed in Scotland to date, and Windermere XIV CMBS, an extremely complex Lehman Brothers legacy transaction.
Farmida is European Head of Islamic Finance at Norton Rose Fulbright, and is the only female named as a ‘leading individual’ for Islamic finance in Chambers UK 2016.
Farmida is a graduate of Downing College, Cambridge and is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and a New York attorney. She was awarded ‘Best in Banking and Finance’ at the Euromoney Women in Business Law (Europe) Awards in 2013 and 2011.
The year 2014 so far has seen a number of very interesting issues of sukuk in the Western world – most notably the UK Sukuk and the Goldman Sachs Sukuk..
November 3, 2014, 17:00 – 19:00 in Frankfurt
The High Court has handed down its judgment in Titan Europe 2006-3 plc v. Colliers International UK (in liquidation) ..
October 06, 2014
On March 21, 2014, the Hellenic Council of State (Plenary Session) published judgments 1116/2014 and 1117/2014, by which applications for the annulment of certain go.
April 10, 2014
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Eurobank Ergasias SA (Eurobank) as dealer and arranger on the update of one of its covered bond programmes and....
March 10, 2016
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Hastings Funds Management Limited (Hastings) on the refinancing of a portfolio of operating solar PV....
March 03, 2016