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 have just 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 is scheduled to take place in the first week of Ramadan. Unless breakfast is going to be served at 5am, one suspects that the firm will be left with egg on its face and a toast mountain in its kitchen.