Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced that projects and construction lawyer Nick Kramer has joined the firm’s Dubai office as partner.
Nick joins the firm from CMS Dubai, where he was a partner and head of commercial construction in the Middle East. He has been based in Dubai since 2005 and has extensive experience in projects across a variety of different sectors, including power (conventional and renewable), water and wastewater, infrastructure, industrial, oil and gas, healthcare, hotels, education, commercial and residential (including smart cities).
Nick has acted for government entities, project companies, developers, contractors, consultants, oil and gas multinationals and financial institutions on projects across the Middle East and Africa. He advises clients throughout the lifecycle of a project, from procurement structuring, tendering, contract drafting and negotiation, through to strategic advice during construction and on related claims. He has particular expertise in the FIDIC forms of contract and is recognised in the legal directories for construction and projects in the Middle East.
Deirdre Walker, head of Middle East at Norton Rose Fulbright, comments:
“With 40 lawyers based in the Middle East, we are pleased to further strengthen the team with Nick's arrival. Our projects and construction practice in the region has strong connections with leading developers and lenders, and as a result we are favoured counsel for many big ticket projects, stretching from Jordan to Umm Al Quwain. Nick’s experience will further add to this, allowing our clients to make the most of the investment opportunities arising from the Middle East’s construction boom, with the focus in 2020 likely to be on smart and sustainable infrastructure.”
Nick Kramer adds:
“I am delighted to be joining Norton Rose Fulbright. The firm has a market-leading, global projects and construction practice, as well as a long history in the Middle East. I much look forward to working with the team.”
Norton Rose Fulbright’s international construction and projects practice is recognised industry-wide. In 2019 the firm advised on more completed project finance transactions than any other international law firm according to IJ Global, received 18 IJ Global awards for ‘Deal of the Year’ which included deals carried out in the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Alongside this, the projects team received six PFI ‘Deal of the Year’ awards for construction-related projects.