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As a high profile ethnic minority role model, Nilufer acts as a role model and mentor both formally and informally to ethnic minority employees throughout the firm. She is the first woman and Muslim to lead a corporate group at the firm and hopes to serve as an inspiration to others. She supports the firm’s Muslim Network, aiming to provide practical support for Muslims, particularly during Ramadan. Nilufer also works with the firm’s DIVERSE (ethnicity and social mobility) network to discuss a range of workplace challenges and opportunities, including the ethnicity pay gap, which Slaughter and May voluntarily reported on this year. Externally, Nilufer is on the board of trustees of IntoUniversity, leading on hosting workshops for students to introduce them to the legal profession as a career option and supporting events to raise the charity’s profile. She has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list for services to financial services. Career highlights have included advising on the UK Government’s post-crisis bailout and re-privatisation of Lloyds Banking Group. She is listed for M&A in The Legal 500, and as a leading lawyer in the Capital Markets – Equity section of IFLR1000. She has also been profiled in Black Letter Law, a directory that showcases achievement of ethnic minority lawyers, since it began in 2006.

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