Norton Rose Middle East has announced that Mohammed Paracha will join the firm's banking practice in Bahrain as a partner and deputy global head of Islamic finance.
Paracha rejoins Norton Rose from Al Salam Bank-Bahrain BSC where he was executive vice president and head of Europe. He previously spent three years in the London banking team at Norton Rose before working for two years in the Bahrain banking team of Norton Rose (Middle East).
Paracha specialises in Islamic financial and banking transactions and has a broad range of transactional experience.
His appointment further strengthens Norton Rose's Islamic finance presence in the Middle East, following the relocation of global head of Islamic finance Neil D Miller to the Dubai office in 2009.
"We are delighted to be welcoming Mohammed back to the practice following the success he has had with Al Salam Bank," said Norton Rose's global head of banking, Jeremy Edwards. "He brings with him a great deal of valuable experience. He will add further to the depth of our long established Middle East practice."
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