Fatema studied BA in Jurisprudence at Brasenose College, matriculating in 2002.

Fatema is an award-winning private equity partner at Sidley Austin whose practice focuses on providing strategic counsel to European and U.S. private equity sponsors. In 2017, Fatema was named as one of the world’s top 30 private equity lawyers under 40 in the prestigious Private Funds Management (pfm) “30 Under 40,” a list of the rising stars of the private funds legal world.

After completing her LPC she trained at Lovells International LLP, and has worked at Kirkland & Ellis International LLP as a partner. Fatema moved as a lateral partner to Sidley Austin LLP in 2016.

Here she talks about her background growing up with her mother in London while her father worked with his family in Tanzania and her experience of studying at Oxford.