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NRF nabs senior trio from Clyde & Co

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed two partners (one of whom joins as a senior consultant) and a senior associate (who joins as a special counsel) from BigLaw rival Clyde & Co for its projects and construction practice.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 01 August 2023 Big Law
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NRF has moved to bolster its projects and construction team in Sydney with the hiring of Glen Warwick, David McElveney and Chloe Blackwell from Clyde & Co.

Mr Warwick and Mr McElveney were both partners at the latter firm and now return to NRF, where they served earlier in their careers, while Ms Blackwell – who will be a special counsel at NRF – was a senior associate at Clyde & Co.

Mr McElveney is set to serve as a senior consultant at NRF.


The news follows NRF’s appointment of two litigators to its partnership in late July and its promotion of 28 lawyers to more senior roles earlier last month.

It also follows a string of partner appointments by the global firm since the start of the year, reported by Lawyers Weekly here, here and here.

Speaking about the hiring of the senior trio, NRF chief executive partner in Australia Alison Deitz said: “It is tremendous to see senior projects and construction lawyers of Glen, David and Chloe’s calibre join the firm.

“Glen made a big impression on our partners and clients as he rose through the ranks at Norton Rose Fulbright. We maintained a close relationship with him over the intervening years and watched as he established himself as a respected advisor to leading infrastructure and construction companies.

“David is likewise a popular Norton Rose Fulbright alumnus and pillar of the projects and construction industry. He has led construction teams in Australia and the Middle East and advised on dozens of high-profile transactions and disputes.

“The wealth of experience Glen, David and Chloe bring for our clients and partnership will significantly bolster our projects and construction offering.”

And Mr Warwick added: “Returning as a partner to Norton Rose Fulbright feels like coming home. I’ve kept in touch with many of my former colleagues and have been impressed by the collegial and collaborative partnership they have grown. Norton Rose Fulbright’s full-service offering will provide a range of benefits to my clients.

“David, Chloe and I look forward to working with the firm’s major projects, infrastructure, energy and resources partners in Australia and around the world as we help clients seize opportunities from the global energy transition.”

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