Australia: Australian partner to become Global Chairman of Norton Rose
Last Updated: 18 February 2013
  • First Australian Global Chairman

International legal practice Norton Rose is pleased to announce that the Chairman of Norton Rose in Australia, partner Adrian Ahern will also become Global Chairman, effective from 1 May 2013.

Adrian specialises in M&A and leads the financial institutions industry sector team in Asia Pacific. He is based in our Sydney office.

Adrian takes over from Norman Steinberg, whose term as Global Chairman expires by rotation on 30 April 2013. Norman will continue as Chairman of Norton Rose in Canada and will be a co-chairman of Norton Rose globally.

Peter Martyr, Global Chief Executive, Norton Rose said:

"I am pleased to welcome Adrian to his new role as Global Chairman. He brings exceptional client relationship experience to the practice and I have every confidence he will continue to build on the international work of his predecessor, Norman Steinberg, who I would like to thank. The rotation of the Global Chairman role reflects the global nature of our business. We all benefit from a global group of Chairmen who are working together and sharing knowledge and expertise as we continue to grow internationally."

Wayne Spanner, Managing Partner, Norton Rose in Australia said:

"The appointment of one of our Australia-based partners to Global Chairman is a significant milestone, not only for Norton Rose, but for Australian business generally. Adrian's global role underscores the importance of the Asia Pacific region in an international business".

Adrian Ahern, Chairman, Norton Rose in Australia and M&A partner said:

"This is a very exciting opportunity and I am honoured to be the first partner from Australia appointed to the Global Chairman role. I will continue to focus on the growth of our international business as we welcome one of the US's most highly regarded legal practices, Fulbright & Jarworski, to Norton Rose from June of this year. My primary focus will be our clients and ensuring we deliver them the highest quality legal advice and industry expertise, wherever they are working with us around the globe".

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