Norton Rose Fulbright’s Brussels office announces new head and partner hire

Global Press release - People July 2022

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright’s Brussels office has appointed Miranda Cole as its new head, with antitrust and competition partner Alexandra Rogers also joining the team.

Standout competition practitioner Miranda Cole joined the firm earlier this year as a senior partner in its Brussels antitrust and competition team. Miranda is a key adviser to many of the largest life sciences and technology companies, globally, and will continue her practice in her new role.

Alex, who joins from White & Case, has experience advising on a range of competition law issues, including dawn raids and inspections, cross-border merger control and antitrust compliance. She also has impressive expertise across the technology, energy, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods and manufacturing sectors.

Alex's appointment forms part of the ongoing expansion of Norton Rose Fulbright’s leading Brussels antitrust and competition practice, further consolidating its top-tier reputation in the market.

Ian Giles, head of antitrust and competition, Europe, Middle East and Asia, at Norton Rose Fulbright, said: 

“This is an exciting period for antitrust and competition, with a huge amount of ongoing regulatory activity. Our highly experienced Brussels team continues to thrive and will be strengthened even further through Miranda’s leadership, as the new head of office, and the joining of Alex as partner.”

Peter Scott, managing partner for Europe, Middle East and Asia at Norton Rose Fulbright, said: 

“Since joining us earlier this year, Miranda has brought strong and dynamic leadership to our Brussels office. With Alex’s arrival, we are now focused on further developing the impressive capabilities of our Brussels office to serve clients across our global network.” 

Miranda said: 

“It’s a huge honour to be asked to head up the Brussels office during a period in which the practice is going from strength to strength. Since joining the firm earlier this year, I’ve been extremely impressed by the breadth of expertise and talent, and the enthusiasm and focus of the team, and I greatly look forward to working with colleagues – both here and in our 50 plus offices around the globe – to support the continued growth of the Brussels practice.  

“I am also delighted to welcome Alex to the antitrust and competition team. She brings with her impressive experience and skills, which will be invaluable as we continue to develop and expand our existing offering and services to our clients.”

Alex said: 

“I am thrilled to be joining Norton Rose Fulbright’s antitrust and competition practice in Brussels. I have long been an admirer of the firm, for both its work and its culture, and look forward to the opportunities provided by practising in such a global, multi-faceted team.”

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Brussels practice is a key part of the firm’s 180-strong global antitrust and competition group, providing a one-stop legal service for merger filings and clearances; national and cross-border investigations into anti-competitive practices; and litigation, including class and group actions. 

The firm works with companies from around the world and its multinational team means it can coordinate advice across EU countries, as well as with the European Union itself. It offers clients a strategic understanding of the underlying policies which shape regulators’ approaches and of the approaches involved in dealing with antitrust and competition authorities. 

For further information please contact:

Katie Mark, Senior Public Relations Manager

Tel: +44 20 7444 2498