Razwana is a Partner in the Media, Art and Commercial & Finance teams – jointly heading up the Media team’s Film and TV practice group with Simon Goldberg.
She is a commercial lawyer with an established reputation for providing practical and commercial advice on both creative and finance projects and has specialist experience in intellectual property law and secured lending. Her clients include those in the Film and TV industries, Art world, institutional lenders, public bodies, and high net worth investors both in the UK and internationally. She regularly advises on cross-border transactions, for UK/US related projects and in a number of emerging markets.
Razwana has also substantial in house experience having worked at Universal Pictures and also has first-hand industry experience in the production of documentary films. She is recognized by her clients for “that rare ability to combine an outstanding depth of knowledge of the legal intricacies of film finance with a practical and commercial view on what our requirements might be from an investment perspective.” She is a Board adviser to a number of international charities and philanthropic organisations.
Riz Ahmed, who was the first Muslim actor to be nominated for an Oscar, has spoken out about the lack of Muslim representation in film.Read more
SMB’s Film and TV Team has advised its client 42, the UK/US management and production company (Outside the Wire, Watership Down), on the production, financing and distribution arrangements for its new film Silent Twins.Read more
‘Locked In’ is part of BBC 4’s Storyville series, showcasing international documentaries.Read more