Black Letter Law Directory | 2015 | Partners in the UK Top 100 Law Firms

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This sub-section lists partners in the UK Top 100 law firms who are of African, Asian, Caribbean and other ethnic minority ancestry.

Bayo Odubeko

Bayo Odubeko has been a partner in the corporate team at the London office of international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright since May 201. His specialism is cross-border corporate finance work, including initial public offerings, private equity and natural resources transactions in...

Ling Ong

Ling Ong is a partner in the London Market Team at Weightmans, a national national law firm with offices in Birmingham, Dartford, Knutsford, Leicester, Liverpool, London and Manchester. She is based in the London office and specialises in reinsurance...

Segun Osuntokun

Segun Osuntokun is a partner in the London office of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner and the Head of its Africa Group. He is a solicitor-Advocate specialising in commercial litigation and has significant expertise in bringing civil fraud claims and in...

Dion Panambalana

Dion Panambalana is a partner in the Real Estate Group at Hogan Lovells.  He also co-chairs the London Environment Committee, responsible for the firm’s environmental footprint globally.

Dion advises on...

Prakash Paran

Prakash Paran has been a partner within the corporate group at DLA Piper since 2006. She has extensive experience in Mergers and Acquisitions, corporate reorganisation, equity capital markets and joint ventures. The Legal 500 describes her as a “very sound and very responsive...

Purvi Parekh

Purvi Parekh is a partner in the Media, Communications and Technology Group at Olswang. Prior to joining the law firm in 2009 she was a partner in the London office of an international law firm, where she headed up the telecommunications practice.

Purvi specialises in commercial,...

Raj Parker

Raj Parker is a dispute resolution partner at the London office of Magic Circle law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he has worked since 1986. He is also one of the very few solicitor Recorders for the Crown Court.

His specialism is general commercial dispute resolution, with...

Mukesh Patel

Mukesh Patel is the Managing Partner of the Leicester office of Freeths (formerly Freeth Cartwright). He specialises in commercial disputes, dealing with contractual disputes, partnership/shareholder claims, injunctions, restrictive covenant issues, professional negligence claims and insurance...

Kavita Patel

Kavita Patel is a partner in the Corporate Finance team at SGH Martineau, a law firm with offices in Birmingham, London and Brussels. She has been a partner at the  firm since 2006 and specialises in private equity and corporate finance transactions. She is also a specialist in Venture...

Ajay Pathak

Ajay Pathak has been a partner in the Financial Markets Group at international law firm King and Wood Mallesons (formerly SJ Berwin) since April 2008. He is a founding member of the India business initiative at the firm and has particular expertise on the structuring of investments into India....

Imam Qazi

Imam Qazi is partner within the Real Estate Group at Foot Anstey, the South West law firm with offices in Bristol, Truro, Taunton, Plymouth and Exeter. His specialism is Shari'ah compliant, Islamic finance for real estate and investment, acting largely for Islamic banks and Middle...

Ashar Qureshi

Ashar Qureshi is a partner in the corporate team of Magic Circle law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He joined Freshfields in 2014, having previously been the Vice-Chairman of the Russian investment bank Renaissance Group and CEO of Renaissance Asset Managers, an investment management...

Anand Raghupati

Anand Raghupati is a partner at DWF, the North West of England law firm with offices in Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Preston, which merged with insurance specialists Ricksons in January 2007. Anand is based at the Preston office and has been a partner since 2007. He specialises in defending...

Kamal Rahman

Kamal Rahman is an immigration partner at City law firm Mishcon de Reya. She is a specialist in UK Immigration Law and in 2006 was appointed by the Government to the new migration Employer Taskforce.

Kamal’s work covers work permits, investor and business applications, rights under...

Bavita Rai

Bavita Rai is a partner at Weightmans, a national law firm with offices in Birmingham, Dartford, Knutsford, Leicester, Liverpool, London and Manchester. She joined the firm’s Birmingham office as Head of Litigation Operations in 2006 and was previously Head of the RAC's solicitors'...

Jeremy Raj

Jeremy Raj is a partner at London law firm Wedlake Bell. He advises on all aspects of residential property, with a particular emphasis on residential investment, development and funding, landlord and tenant work (including rights of first refusal), HNW conveyancing, portfolio acquisitions...

Meriam Al Rashid

Meriam Al Rashid is a partner in the London office of international law firm Pinsent Masons. She is an American qualified lawyer and foreign-registered lawyer in England and Wales, specialising in disputes resolution. She handles International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and...

Yash Rupal

Yash Rupal is the Global Head of Tax at Magic Circle law firm Linklaters. He joined the firm in 1986, qualified into the tax department in 1988 and became a tax partner in 1996. During his career he has spent time working in New York and at a leading investment bank. He specialises in corporate...

Jayanthi Sadanandan

Jayanthi Sadanandan is the London Managing Partner at global law firm Latham & Watkins and its first female occupying the post. She joined the firm in 2010 and became its Deputy Managing Partner in March 2013 before assuming her current role in 2015. She was previously a partner in the...

Monica Sah

Monica Sah is a partner in the International Financial Markets Group at Magic Circle law firm Clifford Chance. She specialises in Financial Markets Law and regulation and was previously a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and Head of Legal for International Wealth Management in Asia, EMEA and...

Michael Salau

Michael Salau is a partner at the London office of national law firm Berrymans Lace Mawer. He advises employers, major insurers, contractors, engineers and architects on Construction Law, practice and procedures encompassing arbitration, adjudication and mediation as well as litigation. He...

Ash Saluja

Ash Saluja is a financial services partner in the Commercial Department at international law firm CMS Cameron McKenna. He has experience in commercial and financial services, specialising in non-contentious financial services regulatory and commercial matters, including product design and...

Vinay Samani

Vinay Samani has been a partner at Magic Circle law firm Linklaters since 2004, having joined the firm as a trainee. He specialises in capital markets, advising investment banks and issuers. His main areas of practice include structured products (both securitised and OTC derivatives), CDOs,...

Neal Samarji

Neal Samarji is a partner at national law firm Weightmans, which has offices in Birmingham, Dartford, Knutsford, Leicester, Liverpool, London and Manchester and is based at its Manchester office. He has been an insurance litigation specialist lawyer since 1992 and advises clients in...

Prashanth Satyadeva

Prashanth Satyadeva became a partner at leading City law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner in 2012, having previously been a partner at Magic Circle law firm Clifford Chance since 2008. He specialises in international asset securitisation and asset-backed finance techniques in the banks, real estate,...

Emna Sfar-Gandoura

Emna Sfar-Gandoura has been a partner at the Nottingham office of national law firm Shoosmiths since 2008. Emna’s main area of practice is real estate and she...

Kamal Shah

Kamal Shah is the head of Stephenson Harwood’s India and Africa Groups and is an integral part of the firm’s International Arbitration Group. He specialises in international arbitration and commercial litigation in a range of areas, including asset tracing, consortium formations, energy,...

Niri Shanmuganathan

Niri Shanmuganathan (aka Niri Shan) is a partner at Taylor Wessing. He is also Head of Intellectual Property and Media & Entertainment (UK) at the firm. He has acted in privacy cases, both for media clients and individuals, including acting for the Beckhams’ nanny and their...

Sanjeev Sharma

Sanjeev is a partner in the corporate group at the Milton Keynes office of Shoosmiths. He advises public companies, private companies, private equity houses, management teams and some high net worth individuals on all aspects of corporate law.  Sanjeev also has a lot of experience of...

Rajita Sharma

Rajita Sharma is a partner in IP & Media at Finers Stephens Innocent in London. She specialises in all areas of Intellectual Property Law, including patents, trademarks, copyright, design rights, databases and related Competition Law. She also focuses on life sciences and India.

Rajita...

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