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About Fatima Anjum

Fatima is an associate* in our capital markets practice in New York focusing on debt and equity offerings and corporate governance matters.


Prior to joining Freshfields, Fatima worked at a global law firm in Canada and was seconded to the legal team of a large Canadian bank to work with their Public Company Group.


She also worked as a research assistant for Professor Cally Jordan at the University of Melbourne to help update her text, International Capital Markets: Law and Institutions, for its second edition.


*Admitted only in Canada. Practicing under the supervision of New York - qualified lawyers and application for admission submitted in New York

Recent work

  • The underwriters on Prudential plc’s offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 3.625% Notes.
  • 3D Systems Corporation on its $460 million convertible debt offering. 
  • The underwriters for Ares Capital Corporation in connection with Ares Capital’s underwritten offering of $700 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.200% Senior Notes due 2031 as well as Ares Capital's underwritten offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 2.875% Notes due 2027.
  • Sandpiper Group on its successful proxy context against Artis REIT.*
  • A Canadian exchange-listed psychedelic wellness company on its reverse take-over transaction along with a parallel private placement financing.*
  • SEC compliance work for a Schedule I bank.*

Please note that representations with an asterisk (*) were completed prior to joining Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.




  • Faculty of Law, McGill University
    • B.C.L./J.D., 2020
    • McGill Law Journal, Executive Editor
  • York University
    • Bilingual Hons. B.A., 2016
    • Provost Scholarship for Academic Excellence
    • Glendon Top Scholars Program

Bar Admission

  • Not yet admitted in New York
  • Ontario, Canada


  • French 
  • Urdu