Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is pleased to announce that Walied Soliman has been elected chair of the firm in Canada, effective Friday, March 24.
Walied is considered the “leading expert for takeover defense and shareholder activism” in Canada and is the co-chair of the Canadian special situations team, which encompasses the country’s leading hostile M&A, activism and complex reorganization transactions. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, financings, corporate governance and structured products. He will continue his thriving practice, which includes co-chairing the Canadian special situations team.
Walied will chair the partnership committee, an elected representative committee of the Canadian partnership, and play an important external role with our clients.
Charles Hurdon, managing partner of Norton Rose Fulbright in Canada, said:
“I look forward to working with Walied as he assumes this important role of chair of the firm in Canada. Walied’s skill set and strong client focus will be an asset to the firm as we continue to grow our practice in Canada and around the world.”
Walied is succeeding Norman Steinberg who will continue to represent the firm in the capacity of chair emeritus.
Charles Hurdon added:
“I would like to thank Norman for his outstanding contributions and unwavering devotion over the last 12 years, four of them as co-chair, and then as chair of the firm and chair of the partnership committee with Norton Rose Fulbright, previously with Ogilvy Renault.”