Norton Rose promotes 45 in last round before Chadbourne merger

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Norton Rose Fulbright has made up 45 partners worldwide in the last promotions round before formally merging with Chadbourne & Parke later this year.

The largest portion of the promotions this year went to Canada, with 12 in total, followed by the US with 11 and the UK with eight. Elsewhere in the network, Asia and South Africa received four new partners apiece, while Australia and the Middle East had three and one respectively.

According to information from The Lawyer’s Global 200, this would bring Norton Rose’s partner headcount in the US up from 254 to 265. Once the merger is complete, Chadbourne’s 75 US partners will bring the number up further to 340.

The UK promotions are corporate lawyers Nicholas Berry, Heiko Bertelmann, Victoria Birch, Charlotte Henry, Noleen John and Claire O’Donnell joining finance lawyer Neha Khosla and litigation lawyer Holly Stebbing.

Female partner account for around 40 per cent of the entire promotions round, which was split in three waves during the year. Promotions in Australia, Canada and the US became effective from January, those in South Africa from April, and the remainder in Europe, Middle East and Asia from May.

The promotions are spread across nine of Norton Rose’s global practice groups: corporate, 13 in M&A and securities; 13 in dispute resolution and litigation; five in intellectual property; four in banking and finance; three apiece in employment and labour and real estate; two in regulation and investigations; and three across financial restructuring, insolvency and tax.

The partner promotions, in full:


Matthew Ellis, dispute resolution and litigation, Melbourne

James Morris, banking and finance, Sydney

Jyoti Singh, corporate, M&A and securities, Melbourne



Michael Bolitho, real estate, Calgary

James O’Sullivan, corporate, M&A and securities, Calgary

Elizabeth Williams, intellectual property, Calgary

Charles A Foucreault, dispute resolution and litigation, Montreal

Jamie Macdonald, dispute resolution and litigation, Ottawa

Peter MacTavish, employment and labour, Ottawa

Jean-Sébastien Cloutier, employment and labour, Québec

Pierre Duquette, dispute resolution and litigation, Québec

Jean-Nicolas Prévost, corporate, M&A and securities, Québec

Amy Grenon, intellectual property, Toronto

Maya Medeiros, intellectual property, Toronto

Michael Torrance, employment and labour, Toronto

United States 

Tamsen Barrett, intellectual property,  Austin

Paul Conneely, corporate, M&A and securities, Dallas

Andrea D’Ambra, dispute resolution and litigation, New York

Cori Annapolen Goldberg, regulation and investigations,  New York

Benjamin Koplin, regulation and investigations, Austin

Celeste Lawton, tax, Houston

Jarrett Reed, real estate, Dallas

Eagle Robinson, intellectual property, Austin

Katherine Tapley, real estate, San Antonio

Will Troutman,  dispute resolution and litigation, Los Angeles

Greg Wilkes, financial restructuring and insolvency, Dallas

South Africa 

Raynold Tlhavani, dispute resolution and litigation, Johannesburg

Peter Lamb, dispute resolution and litigation, Durban

Riccardo Petersen, dispute resolution and litigation, Johannesburg

Daniel Breier, dispute resolution and litigation, Cape Town


Nicholas Berry, corporate, M&A and securities, London

Heiko Bertelmann, corporate, M&A and securities, Hamburg

Victoria Birch, corporate, M&A and securities, London
Charlotte Henry, corporate, M&A and securities, London

Noleen John, corporate, M&A and securities, London

Neha Khosla, banking and finance, London

Claire O’Donnell, corporate, M&A and securities, London

Christoph Ritzer, dispute resolution and litigation, Frankfurt

Holly Stebbing, dispute resolution and litigation, London

Andrew Wood, banking and finance, London

Middle East 

Adjou Ait Ben Idir, corporate, M&A and securities, Dubai


Vicky Lam,corporate, M&A and securities, Hong Kong

David Milligan, banking and finance, Hong Kong

Doris Ng, corporate, M&A and securities, Hong Kong

Peter Glover, dispute resolution and litigation, Hong Kong


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