Australia: Norton Rose Fulbright announces 46 global partner promotions
Last Updated: 28 April 2014

Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has today announced its first global partner promotions since entering the US market in June 2013. A total of 46 partner promotions are being made throughout the 2014 calendar year, including eight promotions to the South African equivalent of director.

Female partners account for a significant percentage of all global promotions (20 out of 46 promotions, or 43 per cent).

The promotions are being made across all eight of the practice's global practice groups; corporate, M&A and securities (17); dispute resolution and litigation (10); banking and finance (9); intellectual property (4); antitrust and competition (2); employment and labour (2); real estate (1) and tax (1).

Peter Martyr, global chief executive, Norton Rose Fulbright, commented:

"We continue to grow globally and I am pleased to welcome the new partners and directors who will play a key role in meeting the needs of our clients around the world. These are our first promotions in the United States following our US combination last year. We have also made a number of promotions in Latin America, which is consistent with the announcement of our Rio de Janeiro office in 2014."

Details of the global partner promotions are below.

Adrian Joyce (banking and finance, Tokyo)*
Shamim Razavi (corporate, M&A and securities, Jakarta) **

Wissam Abwi (corporate, M&A and securities, Sydney)
Toby Biddle (dispute resolution and litigation, Sydney)

Michael Bunn (corporate, M&A and securities, Toronto)
Kyle Kashuba (dispute resolution and litigation, Calgary)
Madeleine Loewenberg (employment and labour, Toronto)
Danielle Maksimow (banking and finance, Calgary)
David Millette (corporate, M&A and securities, Montréal)
Justin Pettigrew (corporate, M&A and securities, Calgary)
Louisa Pontrelli (intellectual property, Toronto)
Katherine Prusinkiewicz (corporate, M&A and securities, Calgary)
Marie-Hélène Rochon (intellectual property, Montréal)
Joshua Sadovnick (dispute resolution and litigation, Calgary)
Kristin Wall (intellectual property, Toronto)

Nadine Bourgeois (banking and finance, Frankfurt)
Sarah Cullen (banking and finance, London)
Chris Down (banking and finance, London)
Marcus Evans (corporate, M&A and securities, London)
Imogen Garner (corporate, M&A and securities, London)
Claudio Grisanti (tax, Milan and Rome)
Sarah McKellar (corporate, M&A and securities, London)
Fiona Millington (corporate, M&A and securities, London)
Simon Ramsden (dispute resolution and litigation, London)
James Russell (corporate, M&A and securities, London)
Mark Simpson (antitrust and competition, London)
Matt Waudby (dispute resolution and litigation, London)

Latin America
Kelly Blondet (employment and labour, Caracas)
Hernán Rodríguez (banking and finance, Bogotá)
Mauricio Zagarra (corporate, M&A and securities, Bogotá)

Middle East
Vandana Rupani (corporate, M&A and securities, Dubai)

South Africa
Louise Campion (banking and finance, Johannesburg)
Lara Granville (antitrust and competition, Johannesburg)
Laurie Hammond (banking and finance, Cape Town)
Tinashe Makoni (banking and finance, Johannesburg)
Vanessa Palmer (corporate, M&A and securities, Durban)
Deniro Pillay (dispute resolution and litigation, Durban)
Tessa Stuart (corporate, M&A and securities, Durban)
Carina van Vuuren (real estate, Johannesburg)

United States
Brian Boyle (dispute resolution and litigation, Houston)
Matthew Dekovich (dispute resolution and litigation, Houston)
Robert Greeson (intellectual property, Dallas)
Eric Herzog (dispute resolution and litigation, Los Angeles)
Stephen Huffaker (dispute resolution and litigation, Austin)
Scarlet McNellie (corporate, M&A and securities, Dallas)
Mark Oakes (corporate, M&A and securities, Austin)

* subject to regulatory approval
** operates as a Senior Foreign Counsel at Susandarini & Partners, in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

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