Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced today that senior international arbitrator Andrew Battisson has joined as a partner in Sydney.
Mr Battisson joins from law firm Allen & Overy, where he was the partner for the international arbitration practice in Singapore. He brings considerable experience in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration, with a particular focus on disputes in the finance, energy, infrastructure and telecommunications sectors.
He has been an advisor to energy and corporate clients on contractual, joint venture, infrastructure and investment treaty disputes across Asia, Africa and Europe. His experience includes acting for international banks involving emerging market counterparties under both national and international law in Asia, India, Europe and South America. Mr Battisson also sits as arbitrator and advises clients on dispute resolution structuring in commercial contracts.
Norton Rose Fulbright managing partner in Australia Wayne Spanner commented:
“The addition of Andrew to our partnership is evidence of the continuing investment our firm is making in its dispute resolution capability in Australia and regionally, with a particular emphasis on enhancing our international arbitration offering.
“This year has seen the firm take on a number of substantial litigation matters across a range of sectors, which is broadening both our experience and offering to local and global clients. Building out our international arbitration offering with the inclusion of a highly experienced partner of Andrew’s quality will further strengthen the firm’s investment in this important practice.”
Norton Rose Fulbright global co-head of the international arbitration practice, Mark Baker, commented:
“Andrew’s appointment reflects the growing strength, depth and reach of our international arbitration practice and further emphasises the importance of the Asia Pacific region to our clients and practice.”
Mr Battisson commented:
“Norton Rose Fulbright is a perfect fit for my practice, which has spanned most regions of the world and many of the major industries that the firm has identified as a key focus of its global offering. I look forward to being able to offer my international clients access to the firm’s global disputes team, including its well-respected group of partners in Australia and across the Asia Pacific working across the disputes practice nationally and internationally.”
Other recent lateral partners to join the firm include Natasha Toholka, Penelope Ford, Phillipa Beck, Gavin Scott, Ann Donohue, Natalie Lonergan, Jasmine Sprange, Martin Irwin, Adam Edelman and Shamim Razavi (from our Indonesian associate firm, TNB & Partners).
On December 1, the firm promoted Vittorio Casamento, Alice Chen, Belinda Harvey, James Higby, Stephen Iu, Anneliese Korber, Chris Mitchell and Daniel Vicano to the partnership.