Razwana Akram > Simons Muirhead Burton > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Simons Muirhead Burton
87-91 Newman Street

Living Wage

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Work Department

Finance and Commercial Contracts


Partner – specialist in Finance and media, particularly film, TV and IP, some deals: advised Fred Berger (the producer of LA LA Land) on his latest film entitled “Teen Spirit.” She is one of Coutts’ external lawyers advising on finance matters. 


Trained SM&B, qualified 1998, partner 2005. Worked at Universal (on secondment) for seven months (7 June 2010 – December 2011).


English, Urdu and Italian.


Plashet School; South Bank University (1994, LLB); College of Law, London (1995).


Tennis, outdoor climbing and horse-riding.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media: Film & TV

(Leading Individuals)

Razwana Akram – Simons Muirhead Burton

Simon Goldberg and Razwana Akram lead the film and television team at Simons Muirhead Burton, a firm that advises film financiers, independent production companies and traditional broadcasters such as Channel 4, ITV and the BBC across all areas of development, production, finance and distribution. The team, which also includes film finance expert James Greenslade and senior associate Blaise Gaymer, has noted an uptick in matters involving an AI or gaming component. Data protection specialist Stephen Shotnes heads up the contentious function. In a notable development, Nick Miller – former head of ACK Media Law LLP’s film and television department – joined the team; he has particular expertise advising on BAFTA and Emmy-nominated animation projects and children’s programmes.