Norton Rose loses Islamic finance chief to KPMG

Norton Rose’s global Islamic finance head Neil Miller is leading the firm to join accountancy giant KPMG.

Miller will be leaving Norton Rose, where he has lead the Islamic finance group from Dubai, on 2 April. At KPMG he will help establish the company’s global Islamic financial advisory business. 

Norton Rose’s Islamic finance team will now be led by three partners who will act as regional heads. Mohammed Paracha, based in Bahrain, will be responsible for the Middle East and Africa; London-based Farmida Bi will oversee Europe; and Davide Barzilai in Hong Kong will be responsible for Asia Pacific.   

Chief executive Peter Martyr said: “This is a great opportunity for Neil and we can understand why he’ll be leaving the law to take up this new role. We look forward to working with Neil in the future and thank him for his significant commitment to building our industry-leading Islamic finance practice.”

Miller added: “After more than 20 years with Norton Rose Group, I’ve decided to leave the law and take a new direction within the Islamic Finance field. I’ve very much enjoyed my time with Norton Rose Group and I’m sure opportunities to work with the group will arise in my new role.”