Legal Business

Global office launches for Norton Rose, Quinn Emanuel, Bakers and Jones Day

Global 100 firms embraced foreign expansion again in February. Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) announced a significant addition to its Latin America footprint with the launch of an office in Rio de Janeiro, hiring BP’s global corporate assistant general counsel (GC) Andrew Haynes as office co-head, while US litigation leader Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan set up shop in Brussels, Baker & McKenzie in Myanmar and Jones Day in Perth.

NRF’s new office in Brazil, which will also be run by current head of Colombia, Glenn Faass, will be the firm’s third in the region after Venezuela (Caracas) and Colombia (Bogotá), and its 55th office worldwide.

Haynes joined NRF at the start of February from BP, where as assistant GC global corporate he oversaw all M&A legal work for BP.