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 in capital markets in Chambers Europe 2008. She qualified as solicitor in 1992 and as a New York attorney in 1999.