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Norton Rose Group doubles promotions round to 36 | Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Group doubles promotions round to 36

17 April 2012


First partner promotions to include Canada, Africa and Latin America

International legal practice Norton Rose Group has today announced 30 promotions to partner, and in South Africa, six promotions to director, more than doubling the total number of promotions made in 2011.

This is the first year the Group has made promotions in Canada, Latin America and Africa, with almost half of all promotions (47%) in these new markets.

The promotions were made primarily across Norton Rose Group’s three global practice groups of corporate (eleven promotions), litigation and dispute resolution (ten promotions) and banking and finance (nine promotions) with a further three in antitrust, competition and regulatory, two in intellectual property and one cross- specialist.

Almost half of the promotions made this year (44%) are women.

Additionally, Norton Rose Group has made 40 lateral partner hires internationally since 1 May 2011.

Peter Martyr, Group Chief Executive, Norton Rose Group commented:

“The international spread and number of promotions is a reflection of our significant international expansion. We are particularly pleased to see Norton Rose promotions in Africa, Canada and Latin America for the first time this year”.  

The promotions will strengthen all the six key industry areas of Norton Rose Group internationally: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and pharmaceuticals and life sciences.

Details of the international partner promotions are below.

Ffion Flockhart (litigation and dispute resolution, London)
Marta Giner (antitrust, competition and regulatory, Paris)
Bob Haken (corporate, London)
Dan Kennedy (banking and finance, London)
Rob Marsh (banking and finance, London)
Hannah Meakin (corporate, London)
Timo Noftz (banking and finance, Germany)
Sherina Petit (litigation and dispute resolution, London)
Angelica Phillips (corporate, London)
Emma de Ronde
(corporate, London)

Fei Kwok (banking and finance, Shanghai)
David Lee (litigation and dispute resolution, Hong Kong)
Wynne Mok (litigation and dispute resolution, Hong Kong)

Vince Baudille (corporate, Sydney)
Siobhan Flores-Walsh (litigation and dispute resolution, Sydney)
Michael McKee (corporate, Perth)
Jehann Mendis (corporate, Perth)
Noni Shannon (corporate, Canberra)

Kevin Ackhurst (antitrust, competition and regulatory, Toronto)
Lori M Bevan (corporate, Calgary)
Sébastien J-P Gardère (intellectual property, Montréal)
Marlow Gereluk (banking and finance, Calgary)
Marc Kestenberg (litigation and dispute resolution, Toronto)
Suzana A Lobo (banking and finance, Toronto)
François-David Paré (litigation and dispute resolution, Montréal)
Brandon Potter (intellectual property, Calgary)
Kirsty Sklar (corporate, Calgary)
Jennifer Teskey (litigation and dispute resolution, Toronto)

Timothy Baker (litigation and dispute resolution, Cape Town)
Anthony Crane (antitrust, competition and regulatory, Johannesburg)
Georg Kahle (corporate, Johannesburg)
Muzi Kubeka (banking and finance, Johannesburg)
Katia Mengel (banking and finance, Johannesburg)
Sandra Sithole (litigation and dispute resolution, Johannesburg)

Middle East
Matthew Escritt (banking and finance, Dubai)

Latin America
Rubén Eduardo Luján (corporate/banking and finance, Caracas)

Norton Rose Canada LLP promotions were first announced in March 2012:     


For further information please contact:

Sarah Webster, head of PR, Norton Rose LLP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7444 5942; Mob: +44 (0)7725 350 425

Carole Guettier, business development project manager, Norton Rose LLP
Tel: + 33 (0)1 56 59 52 75

Kathrin Zander, PR and communications manager, Norton Rose LLP

Tel: +49 (0)89 212148 360; Mob: +49 (0)172 7163 593   

Lorraine Lee, regional marketing and communications manager, Norton Rose Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3405 2324  

Sam Magnusson, head of communications, Norton Rose Australia
Tel: +61 (0)2 9330 8138; Mob: +61 (0)423 116 696

Peter Zvanitajs, senior public relations adviser (English press), Norton Rose Canada LLP
Tel: +416 216 1871; Mob: + 416 553 5789

Rebecca Geddes, senior public relations advisor (English press), Norton Rose Canada LLP
Tel: +403 267 8168; Mob: +403 650 9240

Johanna Pardo, senior public relations adviser (Québec region/French press), Norton Rose Canada LLP
Tel: +514 847 4921; Mob: +514 576 2399

Candice Collins, communications specialist, Norton Rose South Africa
Tel: +27 11 685 8630; Mob: +27 79 892 9369

Middle East
Amelia Snare, marketing and communications manager, Norton Rose (Middle East) LLP
Tel: +971 (0)4 369 6353, Mob: +971 50 1599 708 

Johanna Pardo, senior public relations adviser, Norton Rose Canada LLP
Tel: +514 847 4921; Mob: +514 576 2399