Yusuf Battiwala

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

London
United Kingdom
T:+44 207 444 2696
London
United Kingdom
T:+44 207 444 2696
Yusuf Battiwala

Yusuf Battiwala

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Biography

Yusuf Battiwala is a derivatives and structured finance lawyer based in London. He regularly advises banks, corporates, funds and industry bodies on derivatives and structured finance transactions (both conventional and Islamic) across all major asset classes.

Yusuf has extensive experience in advising on structured derivatives transactions, derivatives trading documents, the hedging aspects of financings, total return swaps, repos and Shari'a-compliant products. He also advises on collateral arrangements and law reform for the derivatives markets.

Yusuf is particularly well known for his experience in emerging markets and has advised on a number of market-leading transactions. He is renowned for his significant experience in Islamic derivatives and structured finance and has acted as drafting counsel on industry-standard documentation.

Prior to joining us, Yusuf worked in the London office of another large international law firm.


Professional experience

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Leading Individual, Emerging Markets, The Legal 500 UK, 2022

"Yusuf Battiwala is a highly experienced subject matter expert with the right mix of knowledge of Islamic finance principles as well as derivatives and conventional structured finance".

Next Generation Partner, Derivatives and Structured Products, The Legal 500 UK, 2022

Ranked Lawyer, Islamic Finance, Chambers UK, 2022