Faria Fagirzai


Faria advises banks, corporations and other financial market participants on a full range of legal and documentation matters related to issuance of bonds, structured products, various derivative and securitisations, including related regulatory matters.

She has been involved in numerous cross-border and domestic transactions, covering a variety of asset classes, structures and jurisdictions.

Faria has a particular focus on sustainability and ESG related matters and has advised clients on implementing ESG-related products into their issuance offering, such as green, social and sustainability bonds, ESG-linked derivatives and loans, and sustainability reporting and disclosure.

Faria has extensive experience in advising trust and agency providers, account banks and custodians on large scale documentary review projects, including international bond issues, structured finance, securitisations and restructurings. She has a strong understanding of the roles and responsibilities of these service providers and the risks and challenges they face in complex and evolving capital markets.


Representative matters

A multinational financial institution on a securitisation of German auto dealer floorplan receivables originated by RCI Banque SA, German branch.

Invesco on the issuance of physically backed Bitcoin Exchange Traded Notes that are listed for trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

alstria office REIT-AG on public takeover by Brookfield Asset Management.

Global Loan Agency Services as security trustee on Leoni AG's restructuring pursuant to StaRUG.

Pro bono

Supporting an international NGO in relation to applications of vulnerable Afghan citizens under the German Federal Admission Programme for Afghanistan (Bundesaufnahmeprogramm für Afghanistan).



Germany, 2019 (Referendar)

Admitted as Rechtsanwalt, Germany, 2022


First German Law Degree, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, 2018

Second German Law Degree, 2020


English, Farsi (Persian), German
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.