Norton Rose Fulbright strengthens banking and finance team with new partner hire

United Kingdom Press release - People June 2022

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced the appointment of new banking and finance partner, James Collis, to its London office.

James - who joins the firm from Squire Patton Boggs - is an experienced acquisition and leveraged finance lawyer, with an extensive portfolio of advising both borrowers and lenders on investment grade and sub-investment grade transactions. 

In addition to his leveraged finance practice, James has experience working on restructuring and distressed finance matters, as well as with wider financing techniques, including lending to funds and general banking work for multi-national clients.

Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, James spent all his career at Ashurst, where he practised in both London and Paris, and served as the firm’s managing partner.

Commenting on the appointment, Madhavi Gosavi, head of banking and finance, Europe, Middle East and Asia at Norton Rose Fulbright, said: “The appointment of James to our banking and finance team demonstrates the momentum of our practice. His experience of leading on a number of major leveraged finance matters will add considerable value to our practice and our offering to clients.”

James Collis, commented: “Norton Rose Fulbright’s impressive banking and finance team continues to provide some of the most comprehensive services to clients, as one of the leading practices in the market. I am very pleased to join the firm’s excellent team and further enhance our offering to clients.”

The firm’s banking and finance team advises on the full breadth of legal banking and finance matters to a range of clients, including major banks, finance providers, export credit agencies, corporate and sovereign entities. This includes advising on issues for issuers, underwriters, borrowers and lenders, as well as on cross-border banking and finance transactions for some of the world’s most prominent financial institutions and corporations.


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

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