Norton Rose is rightly proud of its Islamic finance team, and given the firm’s expertise in this field, one would think it possessed a superior knowledge of the key dates in the Muslim calendar. It would appear not.
Those bright sparks who organise Norton Rose’s events sent out invites to clients to attend a breakfast briefing to discuss Islamic bonds. Nothing wrong with that, you might think, except that the event was scheduled to take place in the first week of Ramadan. Only a breakfast served at 5am could save the firm from having egg on its face and a toast mountain in the kitchen.