Farmida Bi

Head of Islamic Finance - Europe

Farmida Bi


T:+44 20 7444 5842

F:+44 20 7283 6500

Farmida Bi is a banking lawyer based in London. She has specialised in capital markets transactions for over 15 years and has advised on English and New York law debt and equity capital markets transactions (including Islamic finance and securitisations), emerging markets, regulatory issues, structured finance and mergers and acquisitions. 

Farmida acts for a broad range of the leading financial institutions and for both sovereign and corporate issuers. She is an expert in Islamic capital markets and has advised the arrangers on a number of the leading transactions including the Tamweel securitisation, recognised as the first Islamic true securitisation, and on the PCFC Sukuk issue to fund Dubai World's purchase of P&O.

Farmida is cited as a leading individual for both capital markets and Islamic finance in Chambers UK 2012. She is a graduate of Downing College, Cambridge and is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and a New York attorney.

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  • Admissions
    Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales
  • Events

    European Sukuk on the rise

    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 03, 2014

  • Videos

    CNBC - Farmida Bi

    October 29, 2013

    BBC World News - Farmida Bi

    October 29, 2013

  • Publications
  • News

    Financial News - Farmida Bi

    Financial News - Farmida Bi has written an opinion piece on the appetite for Islamic bonds .

    October 13, 2014