28 May 2013

Norton Rose Fulbright names global practice heads

International law firm Norton Rose has revealed the leaders for three key global practices ahead of its June merger with Houston-based law firm Fulbright & Jawaorski.

By James Barnes

Soon-to-merge firms make global announcement

US-based Linda Addison will become the global head of dispute resolution and litigation, while UK-based Martin Scott will take the role of global head of corporate, M&A and securities.
Jeremy Edwards rounds of the appointments, with the UK-based lawyer the position of global head of banking and finance.
The roles will become effective as of 3 June.

Key sectors

In a statement, Norton Rose Fulbright said that the merger will significantly enhance the depth and breadth of resources that the firm can offer across its six key industry sector strengths: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; technology and innovation; transport; and life sciences and healthcare.

Global structure

Peter Martyr, who will be global chief executive of Norton Rose Fulbright, effective 3 June 2013, commented: ‘Dispute resolution and litigation; corporate, M&A and securities and banking and finance will continue to be key strengths for Norton Rose Fulbright globally, in conjunction with our existing six key industry strengths. I am pleased to confirm Linda, Martin and Jeremy will lead these principal areas of expertise for the firm globally, in line with our global management structure.’

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