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Three London Partners Named in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2021

The Lawyer Magazine has recognised London finance partner Jennifer Brennan, corporate partner Shing Lo, and litigation partner Oliver Middleton in its Hot 100 2021. The annual report identifies the UK lawyers working on the “biggest trials and deals of our time”, and those who through their efforts are “making the legal profession better in one way or another: more sophisticated, more innovative, more diverse, more fair”.

Brennan was celebrated for her work on a number of significant restructurings in 2020, including Swissport, New Look, Doncasters, and Deoleo, and for her role as the co-chair of the London finance department. Lo was credited for helping founders to receive cash injections, her granular knowledge of both start-ups and investors, and facilitating a number of fundraisings for companies in the fintech, media and healthtech sectors last year. Middleton was recognised as a “disputes dynamo” and won praise for his work in banking disputes and class actions. His tech-related expertise was also noted.

The Lawyer’s annual Hot 100 list is compiled following extensive research into candidates’ client work and contribution to their firms, companies, and the wider legal profession.

Farmida Bi Featured in Top Executives List

Executives are in charge of their organisation. They create and review goals for the company. They work closely with a team of upper-level staff or assistants. This team may make both long- and short-range plans to achieve these goals.

Farmida Bi has been recognised in HERoes 100 Role Women Executives List for the year 2020. This is the second time Farmida has been included in the list.

The list, supported by Yahoo! Finance, showcases business leaders who are breaking down barriers in the workplace and seeking to drive workplace equality and inclusion.

Farmida is also the firm’s European Head of Islamic Finance. She has more than 20 years of experience in capital markets and Islamic finance transactions, advising on English and New York law.

Norton Rose Fulbright is an international law firm. It is the second largest law firm in the United States and one of the ten largest in the world, by both lawyers and revenue. In 2017/18, Norton Rose Fulbright had total revenue of US$2.1 billion.

Farmida has been included in the HERoes 100 Women Executives List based on her work done internally and externally to champion women, and her recent and significant business achievements.

As Chair of the firm’s Partnership Committee and Audit Committee as well as a steering group member of the firm’s Women’s Network, she has worked to recruit more women to management positions, created spaces for meaningful discussions and organised successful inclusion-focused events.

Farmida has previously been listed in Financial news Most Influential Women in Europe Finance and was recognised as an “Outstanding Practitioner” at the International Financial Law Review Women in Business Law Awards. She was also listed in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2019.