Norton Rose Fulbright expands banking and finance team with London partner hire

Global Press release - People May 2024

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced that Bernd Bohr has joined the firm’s London office as a partner in its banking and finance team.

Bernd, who is New York, English and German-qualified, advises clients on a broad range of capital markets and lending transactions, including investment grade and leveraged finance / sub-investment grade transactions as well as restructurings.

In recent years, Bernd’s practice has had a particular focus on European high yield bond and leveraged lending transactions, but he also regularly advises on transactions (including benchmark-size transactions) involving investment grade or cross-over issuers / borrowers, including bilateral and syndicated loans as well as SEC-registered bond offerings, Rule 144A offerings and Reg. S offerings.

Bernd joins the firm from Mayer Brown where he was a partner in the London banking and finance practice. Prior to this, Bernd worked in the New York, London and Hong Kong offices of other large international law firms and spent a year on client secondment in the corporate legal department of a large multinational in Switzerland.

Bernd is regularly ranked as a leading individual for High Yield work by the Legal 500 UK and for his German law experience by Chambers Global. He is a member of the High Yield Board and of the Legal and Regulatory Compliance Committee of AFME’s High Yield Division.

Madhavi Gosavi, Head of Banking and Finance, Europe, Middle East and Asia commented: “We’re excited to welcome Bernd to the firm. With his extensive experience in cross-border high yield bond and leveraged lending transactions, he will greatly enhance our offering to clients.”

Bernd commented: “I’m thrilled to join Norton Rose Fulbright, a firm with one of the largest and most diverse banking and finance practices in the world. I look forward to working with my new colleagues and existing contacts across the industry to support our clients across the full range of corporate and leveraged finance transactions.”

For further information please contact:

Louise Nelson, Head of PR – Europe, Middle East and Asia

Tel: +44 20 7444 5086  Cell: +44 79 0968 4893


Head of Banking and Finance, EMEA