We have added to our Birmingham-based banking team with a trio of hires.

Associate Mariam Mansoor, who brings with her more than five years’ post-qualified experience, developed her debt finance experience – including acquisition, asset and real estate finance and acting for borrowers, banks, government and financial institutions – in Leeds before relocating to the Channel Islands to specialise in financial services law for a Guernsey-based magic circle firm.

There, Mariam provided legal advice from a Guernsey law perspective for corporate and private clients, financial institutions and intermediaries worldwide involving banking, regulatory, funds and corporate transactions.

Mariam said: “Having gained invaluable experience of the offshore legal market, I am thrilled to have returned to mainland England to join Shakespeare Martineau, which has a strong reputation for its excellent workplace culture.

Also newly appointed to the team is Noreen Khan-Ghalib, taking on the role of chartered legal executive. Coming from a real estate and commercial property background, Noreen has acted for a variety of clients, particularly in the retail sector with some renowned law firms. In her new role, Noreen will be focusing on UK corporate banking and finance, she will be acting for both lenders and borrowers, drafting transactional documents while building on developing debt finance experience.

Noreen said: “I am looking forward to developing my legal career at Shakespeare Martineau and have always been passionate about joining the firm from quite early on in my career. Not only does the firm provide tailored advice to clients, but it also ensures the wellbeing of its teams.

Joining the team as a paralegal is Tina Sehmar, who spent the past 12 months as part of the in-house legal team for a global accountancy and professional services firm. Prior to this, she assisted in advising lenders and borrowers on all aspects of banking and finance, including corporate mergers and acquisitions, real estate finance, restructuring and asset-based lending.

Tina said: “I was attracted to the firm’s ambitious growth plans as part of the Ampa group as well as its culture, and I am delighted to be part of an outstanding team working alongside experienced partners.

Shakespeare Martineau is proactively seeking talented people to join the firm on its growth journey, including mergers, team recruitment and lateral hires nationally.

Naomi Tudor, head of corporate banking at Shakespeare Martineau, said: “We are thrilled to have three exceptionally talented people join our growing team. We have experienced increased instructions from existing clients and have recently on-boarded new clients, so Mariam, Noreen and Tina will help us as we deal with this growing demand. I look forward to all three of them building their careers with us.

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Published: 9th February 2023
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