FARMIDA BI 
Chair, Europe, Middle East and Asia, Norton Rose Fulbright

Farmida Bi CBE is a partner in the London office of Norton Rose Fulbright, and has specialised in Islamic finance and capital markets transactions for over 25 years. She is Chair of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, as well as European Head of Islamic Finance. Farmida has advised on many high-profile and award-winning transactions, and is named in the ‘Hall of Fame’ for Islamic finance and as a ‘leading individual’ for debt capital markets in the Legal 500 UK 2021; listed in the 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance 2020 and 2019 in the Financial News; and was listed in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 for 2019. She is a graduate of Downing College, Cambridge and qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and as a New York attorney in 1999.