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Farmida Bi

Head of Islamic Finance - Europe

Farmida Bi


T:+44 20 7444 5842

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.  

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  • Admissions
    • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales