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Global firm adds six to Aus partnership

Global firm adds six to Aus partnership


Norton Rose Fulbright has made a global round of partner promotions, including three in Sydney, two in Perth and one in Melbourne.

The six promotions came in to effect on 1 May and were part of 39 promotions across the world.

In Sydney, intellectual property lawyer Georgina Hey, insurance lawyer John Moran and banking and finance lawyer Tim Mornane have all been promoted to partner.

Ms Hey focuses on all aspects of trademark and brand management, managing the global brand portfolios for a large number of Australian clients and the Asia-Pacific portfolios for many overseas-based international clients.

Mr Moran has substantial experience in acting for local and London-based insurers across a range of risks including, most notably, professional indemnity, directors and officers, and financial lines. He is currently involved in numerous high-profile class actions and co-leads the cyber insurance incident response practice nationally.

Mr Mornane has significant and varied experience acting for banks and financial institutions, sponsors and borrowers in corporate and acquisition finance transactions, asset-based and receivables lending, real estate finance, equipment and asset finance.

Over in the firm’s Perth office, financial restructuring and insolvency lawyer Jeffery Black and litigation lawyer Meriel Steadman have joined the partnership.

Mr Black is admitted to practise in Western Australia and New York. He represents financial institutions, insolvency practitioners and corporations in complex cross-border and domestic restructuring and insolvency matters, financial services transactions, creditor recoveries, and litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Ms Steadman is a commercial dispute resolution lawyer who focuses on the energy, mining, and life sciences and healthcare sectors. She has a broad range of experience, having led teams on large cross-border disputes covering Australia, the UK, Europe, the US and the Caribbean.

Finally, in Melbourne, litigation lawyer Ben Davis has been promoted to partner.

Mr Davis has experience acting for corporate and government clients in a broad range of litigation and advisory matters. His experience includes managing large and complex litigation before the state and federal courts and tribunals and acting for clients in commissions of inquiry, regulatory investigations and expert determinations.

“My fellow partners and I are proud to have seen these six candidates progress through our business and develop such strong practices in their chosen areas,” Wayne Spanner, Norton Rose Fulbright managing partner in Australia said.

Norton Rose Fulbright recently appointed partners Samantha Kelly and Jacques Jacobs, both from DLA Piper.

The firm also recently lost senior associates Darryl Smith and Steven Donley, and associate Erica Leaman to Clyde & Co, and Simon Johnson to Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

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