Norman Steinberg to become Group Chairman of Norton Rose Group

30 April 2012

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First Group Chairman from outside the UK

International legal practice Norton Rose Group is pleased to announce that Canadian partner Norman Steinberg will become Group Chairman, effective from 1 May 2012.

This is the first time Norton Rose Group will have a Group Chairman from outside the United Kingdom.  

Norman is currently Chairman of Norton Rose Canada LLP and a member of Norton Rose Group’s Supervisory Board, as well as an ex officio member of Norton Rose Canada LLP’s Management Committee. His new role is part of the global management of the Group.

Norman takes over from Stephen Parish, who will step down as Group Chairman with effect from 30 April 2012, but continues as Chairman of Norton Rose LLP.

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

“Having a Canadian Group Chairman is a reflection of the globalisation of the practice. With his significant management and client relationship experience, Norman is a natural choice for this position. He will continue to build our international practice as his predecessor, Stephen Parish did. I would like to thank Stephen, who has significantly contributed to our success in becoming a truly international legal practice.”

Norman Steinberg, Group Chairman, Norton Rose Group said:

"This is a tremendous honour. Becoming the first Canadian Group Chairman is a real demonstration of how quickly Canada has been integrated into Norton Rose Group.

“My primary focus will be on the continued business development of our clients internationally and I look forward to working with the global partnership in my new capacity.”

With more than 2900 lawyers, Norton Rose Group is one of the five largest international legal practices, with offices throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Central Asia. On January 1, 2012, leading Canadian law firm Macleod Dixon joined the Group, strengthening the Group’s resources in Canada and Russia and expanding into Venezuela, Colombia and Kazakhstan.

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
sarah.webster@nortonrose.com

Peter Zvanitajs, senior public relations advisor (English press), Norton Rose Canada LLP
Tel: +416 216 1871; Mob: +416 553 5789
peter.zvanitajs@nortonrose.com

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About Norman Steinberg

Norman began practising law with Norton Rose Canada LLP (then Ogilvy Renault) in 1976 and has been with the practice ever since. He has significant mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, privatisation and corporate governance expertise, having worked on a range of high profile transactions which include acting for Alcan Inc. in its $38.1 billion all-cash acquisition by Rio Tinto.

In addition to his professional practice, Norman has been a leader in corporate responsibility throughout his career. He is the long-time leader of Norton Rose Canada LLP’s fundraising efforts for Centraide-United Way, was co-chair of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ fundraising campaign and has served on the boards of public and private companies and philanthropic institutions.

About Norton Rose Group

Norton Rose Group is a leading international legal practice. We offer a full business law service to many of the world’s pre-eminent financial institutions and corporations from offices in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Central Asia. Knowing how our clients’ businesses work and understanding what drives their industries is fundamental to us. Our lawyers share industry knowledge and sector expertise across borders, enabling us to support our clients anywhere in the world. We are strong in financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and pharmaceuticals and life sciences.

We have more than 2900 lawyers operating from offices in Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Amsterdam, Athens, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Bogotá, Brisbane, Brussels, Calgary, Canberra, Cape Town, Caracas, Casablanca, Dubai, Durban, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Melbourne, Milan, Montréal, Moscow, Munich, Ottawa, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Prague, Québec, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Warsaw; and from associate offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta.

Norton Rose Group comprises Norton Rose LLP, Norton Rose Australia, Norton Rose Canada LLP, Norton Rose South Africa (incorporated as Deneys Reitz Inc), and their respective affiliates.