Norton Rose Fulbright expands capital markets team with derivatives partner hire

Global Press release - People October 2021

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced that Yusuf Battiwala will be joining the firm’s banking and finance practice in London.

Yusuf, who will join Norton Rose Fulbright from Dentons where he is a partner, has extensive experience in derivatives and structured finance work (both conventional and Islamic). He advises across all major asset classes including rates, FX, credit, equities and commodities and his clients include banks, corporates and funds.

Yusuf also advises industry bodies such as ISDA and the International Islamic Financial Market (including on the recent industry standard IBOR fallbacks for the Islamic derivatives market) as well as on law reform for the derivatives markets, including in Egypt and Oman.

Chris Brown, head of banking and finance, Europe, Middle East and Asia, Norton Rose Fulbright, commented:

“We’re delighted to welcome a lawyer of Yusuf’s calibre to our banking and finance team and he is an excellent fit for our practice. He brings with him a wealth of experience gained from advising some of the world’s leading financial institutions on highly complex derivatives matters.”

Yusuf commented:

“Norton Rose Fulbright has one of the most reputable banking and finance practices in the world with strength across all major regions and matter types. I look forward to joining the team to grow the firm’s market-leading offering to clients and to help them achieve their strategic objectives.”

The Legal 500 UK, Chambers UK and Islamic Finance News recognise Yusuf as one of the market’s leading derivatives and Islamic finance lawyers.

For further information please contact:

Louise Nelson, Head of PR – Europe, Middle East and Asia

Tel: +44 20 7444 5086; Cell: +44 79 0968 4893


Head of Banking and Finance, Europe, Middle East and Asia