Global unveils sweep of mid-year promotions

By Melissa Coade|11 July 2017
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Norton Rose Fulbright has announced the promotion of two new corporate partners in Perth and Sydney, in addition to the appointment of 24 Australian lawyers to more senior positions across the firm.

Adam Edelman and Raymond Lou have joined the global NRF partnership in Perth and Sydney respectively.

Mr Edelman will join the Perth office in his new role in September. The promotion of Mr Lou, a corporate governance and M&A specialist, came into effect on 1 July.

NRF managing partner Wayne Spanner welcomed the pair to the firm’s leadership team. He said that recognition of the pair’s talent showed that the global firm was making a continuing investment in its Australian corporate practice.


“Adam’s considerable international M&A experience will be an asset to our global, regional and national corporate teams, as will his deep understanding of both the financial institution and insurance industries,” Mr Spanner said.

“Raymond Lou is a rising star in our corporate practice and another with a strong record in cross-border deals. His broad industry experience, depth of corporate M&A work and fluency in Mandarin will bolster our offering not just in Australia, but in the Asia-Pacific region as well,” he added.

Mr Edelman is an M&A expert who started his career with NRF, and as a senior associate transferred from the Perth office to Hong Kong in 2010.

In 2012 Mr Edelman left the firm to work in-house for a financial institution. As HSCBC’s associate general counsel for M&A, he advised on transactions across its Hong Kong, Dubai and London offices.

Mr Lou is a native Mandarin speaker and has advised private and state-owned clients in China. According to a statement from the firm, Mr Lou has worked on large cross-border transactions for energy and resources clients in Australia, as well as for infrastructure and financial institution sectors. He is also proficient in corporate restructuring, private equity, leveraged acquisition and equity capital markets.


“It has been rewarding advising a diverse group of clients in the energy, infrastructure and financial institution industries, both here and in Asia, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with them in the years to come,” Mr Lou said.

This month NRF also named 11 promotions to special counsel and 13 promotions to senior counsel in its Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney offices. The promotions have been made across the firm’s banking and finance; corporate, M&A and securities; dispute resolution and litigation; employment and labour; and real estate teams.

“Our business is at an exciting phase in its growth and development in Australia, following our recent announcement of our intention to combine with leading Australian law firm Henry Davis York,” Mr Spanner said.

“This new group of senior lawyers will play an instrumental role in the success of a larger, stronger and more modern law firm.”

Global unveils sweep of mid-year promotions
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