Behind Fortune Law

Professional Background
Personal Profile

Professional Background

Shainul Kassam graduated from University College London with an honours degree in law, following this with a year at law school in London. She then trained at Memery Crystal, qualifying into their corporate department in September 2000. A further three years were spent specialising in corporate finance and flotations on AIM. She moved on to set up her own firm, Fortune Law in September 2004.

Shainul deals with a wide range of corporate and commercial matters. Particular areas of specialisation include flotations on AIM, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate finance transactions. She has acted as an expert witness for the Crown Prosecution Service on AIM boiler room fraud cases and acted for defendants in proceedings brought by the Financial Services Authority in respect of alleged unauthorised deposit taking and breaches of the Financial Services & Markets Act 2000.

Shainul also works with smaller, growing companies whose legal needs range from implementing terms and conditions of business, supply and collaboration agreements through to franchising issues and disputes.

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Personal Profile

Shainul is a keen boxing fan as a spectator but definitely not a participant. On a more active level she can be found working off the stresses of life in the City at the gym where she has an on-off relationship with the treadmill. She is working on a greater commitment.

She includes amongst her physical achievements, blowing out her birthday candles at Everest base camp and walking on fire.

In addition to her charitable trusteeships of both the Find the Time Trust and the African Environmental Film Foundation, Shainul is also involved as a mentor with PRESET which is a registered charity helping young people to achieve their potential.

Shainul adopts a frequent flyer approach to life and travels extensively but whilst in London, she winds down by watching foreign films and discovering culinary delights in the best of London’s restaurants.

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