'I have lived diversity issues in a way some in the City haven't' - Norton Rose Fulbright's new EMEA chair on driving inclusion

Norton Rose Fulbright's new EMEA chair Farmida Bi on the new push from clients for law firms to be diverse and the reality of building a career in the City as an ethnic minority woman

“I want to make sure that we encourage people from a broad range of backgrounds to join the firm and, when it comes to racial diversity, I want to make sure we reflect our global clients,” says new Norton Rose Fulbright Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) chair Farmida Bi.

Bi, who took up her new role on 1 May, has been a partner with the firm for almost 10 years, joining from Dentons in 2008. Alongside her new role as EMEA chair, she is European head of Islamic finance and has a practice advising on project bonds, high-yield bonds, private placements and Islamic bond issuances.

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