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.
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
The Summer School in Rome is jointly organized by the European Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence – University of Rome Tor Vergata, CEIS (Centre for Economic and In....
June 30, 2011
October 29, 2013
October 29, 2013
The High Court has handed down its judgment in Titan Europe 2006-3 plc v. Colliers International UK (in liquidation) ..
October 06, 2014
The Court of Appeal has ordered Drivers Jonas to pay Capita £11.86 million plus interest for a negligent valuation of a Factory Outlet Centre in Kent..
November 12, 2012
Financial News - Farmida Bi has written an opinion piece on the appetite for Islamic bonds .
October 13, 2014
Global Legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Goldman Sachs on the issue of its landmark debut sukuk issue. The $500 million sukuk was met with strong dema.
September 24, 2014