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NRF adds 3rd partner in past month

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright continues to expand its partnership in Australia, with the appointment of a projects and construction partnership in Perth — the firm’s third new partner in recent weeks.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 24 March 2023 Big Law
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Ben Bradstreet (pictured) has joined NRF, bringing with him his practice that centres on the oil and gas, petrochemicals, power and utilities industries, as well as related infrastructure and commodities.

He acts, the firm outlined, on complex projects and transactions for owners, investors, lenders and governments across Australia, Asia, the Middle East, and the United States and advises clients on project ownership structures, debt funding requirements, commercial and legal risk allocations in various markets, procurement and project delivery models.

Mr Bradstreet is the third partner appointed by NRF in March, following the hiring of Michael O’Neill from PwC and Sonja Marsic from the Australian Government Solicitor, reported by Lawyers Weekly last week.


He joins the firm from fellow global practice King & Wood Mallesons, prior to which he spent almost a decade at UK and US-based international firms in London, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Speaking about the appointment, NRF Australian chief executive partner Alison Deitz said: “We are delighted to welcome Ben to the partnership, who is keenly focused on the global energy transition as a trusted advisor to energy companies and others active in the broader energy and infrastructure industries.

“Ben’s years of international experience will provide a boost to our national projects and construction team and bolster our service offering from Perth, adding to the momentum we are building in the WA market.”

Mr Bradstreet added: “I’m excited to join Norton Rose Fulbright in Perth at a time of unprecedented opportunity across the energy and infrastructure sectors.

“Our global energy system is transforming, and I’m privileged to work with clients that get behind trailblazing projects and the technologies that will bring together climate security and energy security.

“I look forward to collaborating with my national and international colleagues and using the diversity of our experience to support our clients in every way we can.”

Mr Bradstreet’s appointment coincides with the return last month in Melbourne of former senior partner Grant Ahearn as a senior consultant in the projects and construction team.

Jerome Doraisamy

Jerome Doraisamy

Jerome Doraisamy is the editor of Lawyers Weekly. A former lawyer, he has worked at Momentum Media as a journalist on Lawyers Weekly since February 2018, and has served as editor since March 2022. He is also the host of all five shows under The Lawyers Weekly Podcast Network, and has overseen the brand's audio medium growth from 4,000 downloads per month to over 60,000 downloads per month, making The Lawyers Weekly Show the most popular industry-specific podcast in Australia. Jerome is also the author of The Wellness Doctrines book series, an admitted solicitor in NSW, and a board director of Minds Count.

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