Farmida Bi

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Farmida Bi has been a partner at international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright’s London office since 2008. She has specialised in capital markets transactions for almost two decades 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, an expert in Islamic capital markets, acts for a broad range of the leading financial institutions and for both sovereign and corporate issuers.

Prior to joining Norton Rose Fulbright she was head of the Islamic Finance practice at international law firm Dentons (formerly Denton Wilde Sapte). Farmida trained at Magic Circle law firm Clifford Chance and qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and as a New York attorney in 1999. She won the Society of Asian Lawyers title of Commercial Lawyer of the Year in March 2009. The same month she was named in the top five of the first Muslim Women Power List 2009, compiled by the Equality and Human Rights Commission in association with The Times and Muslim lifestyle magazine Emel.

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