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5 March 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – International law fir…

5 March 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – International law firm Norton Rose is promoting 15 associates to the partnership. The new promotions, which take effect from 1 May 2005, will bring the global partnership to 206.

Norton Rose’s chief executive Peter Martyr said:

“The 15 new partners reflect the success of the firm over the last 12 months in teams across our main practice areas and jurisdictions. Following on from last year’s 12 new partners we are continuing to focus on our recognised core strengths. In particular it is worth noting the six new energy and infrastructure partners who further enhance a very strong international practice in this sector.

“The promotions also emphasise, especially in Paris and Dubai, the development of the firm’s international strategy. Dubai only opened 18 months ago and it has already established a first class practice. Paris continues to strengthen rapidly. We have recently made some important lateral hires in Paris and these additional promotions will further develop the office.”

There will be eight new partners in banking, five in corporate finance, one in dispute resolution and one in employment. The promotions will create four new partners in London, four in Paris, three in Asia, two in Dubai and two in Munich.

Details of the new partners are as follows:

Banking

James Dunnett (London); James’ experience is in a broad range of structured finance transactions particularly advising financial institutions on the financing of leveraged acquisitions.

Madhavi Gosavi (London); Madhavi advises international construction companies and financial institutions on infrastructure projects. Her particular focus is transportation PPPs, especially in the roads and rail sectors.

Nadim Khan (Dubai); Nadim heads up the banking practice in Dubai. He advises on general banking and project finance and is recognised for his leading expertise in advising on Islamic financing techniques and structures.

Anne Lapierre (Paris); Anne’s practice concentrates on the energy sector with a current focus on electricity trading and renewable energy, including wind farm financing, in France.

Owen Mulholland (Paris); Owen specialises in aviation finance, acting for banks and financial institutions, leasing companies and airlines (including leading European flag-carriers and low-cost operators) on all aspects of aviation finance.

Nick Prowse (London); Nick advises international oil companies, national oil companies, governments, developers and lenders on major energy transactions. He specialises in the upstream and downstream natural gas industry.

Jeff Smith (Singapore); Jeff is a banking lawyer specialising in the development and financing of major energy and infrastructure projects in Asia.

John Wood (London); John’s energy sector expertise includes gas and electricity trading and energy projects and financing.

Corporate finance

Suparerk Auychai (Bangkok); Suparerk’s principal areas of expertise are mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance, securities offering and state enterprise privatisation.

Dan Dillon (Hong Kong); Dan is part of the US corporate finance team based in Hong Kong. His practice focuses on US corporate and securities laws relating to equity finance and private equity transactions.

Michael Malterer (Munich); Michael advises financial institutions, private equity clients, pension funds and investment funds in M&A, private equity and non-performing loan transactions.

Zubair Mir (Dubai); Zubair specialises in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and investment funds.

Anne-Sylvie Vassenaix Paxton (Paris); Anne-Sylvie focuses on mergers and acquisitions, international joint ventures and stock exchange law.

Dispute resolution

Barthelemy Cousin (Paris); Barthelemy acts on international commercial disputes with a focus on insurance litigation.

Employment

Cornelia Marquardt (Munich); Cornelia heads the German employment practice and advises national and international corporates in relation to restructuring, rationalisations and outsourcing projects including mass redundancies and employment litigation.

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