NRF promotes 4 to partnership

By Emma Ryan|25 June 2019
Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright has promoted four of its lawyers to its Australian partnership.

The global law firm has confirmed Josh Henderson, Jack Pembroke-Birss, Adam Smith and Luke van Grieken will be promoted to partner from 1 July.


Mr Henderson is based in Brisbane, specialising in dispute resolution matters. According to a statement from NRF, his practice focuses on mining and infrastructure, regulatory, real estate and technology disputes.  

Mr Pembroke-Birss, who also specialises in dispute resolution, is based in NRF’s Sydney office. He brings more than 13 years’ experience in large and complex commercial disputes, class actions, regulatory investigations, and shareholder and joint venture disputes. In addition, Mr Pembroke-Birss is also a leader of NRFs aged care practice. 


Mr Smiths elevation will see him become a tax partner in Melbourne. Mr Smith holds a particular focus on income tax, GST and stamp duty, and guides his clients through the complex tax implications of mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, divestments, group restructures, financing arrangements, property transactions and wealth management, according to the NRF statement.  

Meanwhile, Mr van Grieken will be appointed as a construction and engineering partner, also in NRF’s Melbourne office. He focuses on energy and engineering projects, major infrastructure and commercial and residential developments, and acts for owners, developers, contractors, suppliers, banks, investors and government clients, holding expertise in advising clients on energy projects in Australia and Asia.

“The promotion of Josh, Jack, Adam and Luke to the partnership is a recognition of the excellence in client service they have been able to bring over many years across our dispute resolution and corporate practice groups,” said Norton Rose Fulbright managing partner in Australia Wayne Spanner.

“Each of these candidates is thoroughly deserving of his appointment and will bring additional capability to our Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney offices, our national team and globally.”

NRF promotes 4 to partnership
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