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Zulon Begum has extensive experience of advising professional and financial services firms and senior equity partners on a whole range of partnership and corporate matters. Zulon has particular expertise in transactional work and regularly advises senior management in partnership businesses on a broad range of sensitive and strategically important issues.

Zulon acts for clients in diverse sectors, including law firms, accountants, architects, real estate consultants, patent attorneys, insurance/reinsurance brokers/underwriters, private equity houses and hedge funds. She has played a key role in a number of high-profile professional services firm mergers, both national and international.

Zulon’s expertise and experience includes:

  • advising UK and international professional and financial services firms on mergers and acquisitions, including advice on corporate and regulatory structuring;
  • advising on optimal business structures, considering liability, succession, cultural and regulatory issues and implementing internal restructuring, including conversion to LLP or company;
  • advising on partnership and remuneration structures for partnership businesses, with in-depth expertise in current market practice;
  • drafting and reviewing LLP and partnership agreements, including review of governance structures, partner indemnities, discrimination issues, family friendly rights and restrictive covenants;
  • advising on international network structures using Swiss vereins or limited companies by guarantee, including advice on liability, profit pooling and shared network services;
  • advising on partner investigations, disciplinaries and exits, as well as lateral hires, team moves and restrictive covenants issues; and
  • establishing SRA regulated law firms (including Alternative Business Structures).

Zulon is an active member of, and speaker at, the Professional Practices Alliance, (of which CM Murray LLP is a founding member), the Association of Partnership Practitioners, the International Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Zulon was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in September 2009.

Chambers and Partners UK 2022 ranked Zulon in Band 3 for Partnership (Non-Contentious). “Zulon is confident, knowledgeable and very bright.”

Legal 500 UK 2022 named Zulon a “Next Generation Partner” in Partnership. Zulon Begum combines a deep understanding of the governance of partnerships with a pragmatic approach to advising them.”

Chambers and Partners UK 2021
ranked Zulon as “Up and Coming” for Partnership (Non-Contentious). She has “provided wise counsel during difficult negotiations, focuses on the needs of her clients and has always been responsive.”

Legal 500 2021 Next Generation Partner: Zulon Begum
In Legal 500 UK 2021 and Legal 500 UK 2020, Zulon is ranked as a “Next Generation Partner” for Partnership (Non-Contentious).

Chambers and Partners UK 2020 ranked Zulon as “Up and Coming” for Partnership (Non-Contentious). She ‘receives high praise from sources, one of whom says: “Her experience and understanding of partnerships makes conversations easy as she starts from a strong base of knowledge – not only of the law but also of general practice and culture, meaning we are more likely to arrive at a solution for the client that works commercially.”‘



“Zulon Begum has assisted us with restructuring our LLP, which for many members is an emotional challenge as much as a legal one. Her experience and empathy with such challenges is first-rate.” (Legal 500 UK 2021)

Chambers & Partners UK 2018

“an outstanding rising star” and “very good judgement”

Legal 500 UK 2017

Ranked as a Next Generation Lawyer




  • Member of the “Up and Coming” Committee for the Association of Partnership Practitioners (APP)
  • Member of the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)