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Partnership promotions: Norton Rose Fulbright makes up 51 in largest promotions round since merger

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has today (27 April) announced a total of 51 lawyers were made up to partner across the US, Canada Europe, Asia and Africa in what constitutes its largest promotions round since its 2013 combination.

Last year’s tally saw the firm make up 46 to partner – its first global partner promotions since the merger of Norton Rose and Houston energy firm Fulbright & Jaworski – while a pre-merger Norton Rose made up 33 partners in 2013, marginally down on the 2012 figure of 36.

Female partners accounted for 19 out of 51 promotions (or 37%) and the appointments were made within practice groups including corporate, M&A and securities (15); banking and finance (11); dispute resolution and litigation (11); employment and labour (5); intellectual property (3); tax (2); antitrust and competition (1); regulation and investigations (1); occupational health, safety and security (1); and public interest (1) across Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe (of which five were in the City), South Africa, and the US.

In London the focus was on dispute resolution with four of the five being made up in that practice while Matt Hardwick was made up in the banking and finance team. The firm’s US outposts benefitted the most with 13 new partners spread across offices in Houston, Washington DC, San Antonio, Austin, New York, Los Angeles and Denver.

The appointments also include nine promotions to the South African equivalent of director and a patent agent promotion in Canada, to the partnership.

Global chief executive Peter Martyr said: ‘This year’s promotions underline our strategy of continued investment in our core markets, and I am pleased to welcome the new partners and directors who will play a key role in our future. Our industry strengths continue to be the focus for our lawyers as a route to advising our clients on the matters that most affect them and, as such, these incredibly talented individuals will further support our clients and our own ambitions, representing the newest generation of leadership at Norton Rose Fulbright.’

It follows Linklaters’ announcement this morning of its 23-strong promotions round, of which nine corporate lawyers were made up, constituting nearly 40%, and spread across its City, Shanghai and its European offices.

NRF’s partnership promotions in full:


Tassanai Kiratisountorn (banking and finance, Bangkok)

Nicky Davies, (banking and finance, Singapore)

Vicky Jones (banking and finance, Singapore)

Kate Sherrard (banking and finance, Singapore)

James Parker (corporate, M&A and securities, Hong Kong)

Allan Yee (corporate M&A and securities, Hong Kong)

Craig Loveless (corporate, M&A and securities, Singapore)

Stephen Woods (corporate, M&A and securities, Singapore)


Marshall Bromwich (corporate, M&A and securities, Brisbane)

Ben Smits (corporate, M&A and securities, Sydney)

Fiona Wallwork (corporate, M&A and securities, Sydney)

Tom Martin (occupational health, safety and security, Perth)


Robert Froehlich (corporate, M&A and securities, Calgary)

Trent Mercier (corporate, M&A and securities, Calgary)

Mathieu Deschamps (corporate M&A and securities, Montréal)

Evelyn Li (corporate M&A and securities, Toronto)

Heidi Reinhart (corporate M&A and securities, Toronto)

Rahool Agarwal (dispute resolution and litigation, Toronto)

Daniel McDonald (employment and labour, Toronto)

Jill Daley (intellectual property, Toronto)

Alexandre Daoust (intellectual property, Québec)


Matt Hardwick (banking and finance, London)

Alex Wass (banking and finance, Paris)

Karsten Kühnle (corporate, M&A and securities Frankfurt)

Jan Jakob Peelen (dispute resolution and litigation, Amsterdam)

David Harris (dispute resolution and litigation, London)

Jason Hungerford (dispute resolution and litigation, London)

Katie Stephen (dispute resolution and litigation London)

Charlotte Winter (dispute resolution and litigation, London)

South Africa

Desiree Reddy (banking and finance, Johannesburg)

Alishka Singh (banking and finance, Johannesburg)

Yushanta Rungasammy (corporate, M&A and securities, Johannesburg)

Ross Forgan (disputes resolution and litigation, Johannesburg)

Daniel McConnell (dispute resolution and litigation, Johannesburg)

Siphokazi Bosi (employment and labour, Durban)

Jonathan Jones (employment and labour, Johannesburg)

Sabu Sangoni (employment and labour, Johannesburg)

Liesl Williams (public interest, Johannesburg)

United States

Neely Agin (antitrust and competition, Washington, DC)

Bryon Farnsworth (banking and finance, Denver)

Anna Lee (banking and finance, New York)

Daniel Tristan (banking and finance, Houston)

Natasha Khan (corporate, M&A and securities, Houston)

Tarifa Laddon (dispute resolution and litigation, Los Angeles)

Mark Emery (dispute resolution and litigation, Washington, DC)

Jeffrey Webb (dispute resolution and litigation, San Antonio)

Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani (employment and labour, Austin)

Daniel Leventhal (intellectual property, Houston)

Mark Faccenda (regulation and investigations, Washington, DC)

Robert Morris (tax, Houston)

Ron Scharnberg (tax, Houston)