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Norton Rose Fulbright

Living Wage
3 MORE LONDON RIVERSIDE, LONDON, SE1 2AQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7283 6000
Fax:
Fax 020 7283 6500
DX:
85 LONDON
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Web:
www.nortonrosefulbright.com/uk

Neil Miller

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Work 44 20 7444 2625
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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Dispute Resolution and litigation; Energy

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http://www.nortonrosefulbright.com/uk/people/3710


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Norton Rose Fulbright's 'professional, organised and capable practice' acts for public and private companies operating across the firm's key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. The team acted for Good Energy Group in relation to its rights and obligations to resist actions taken by an activist shareholder. Peter Scott is EMEA dispute resolution and competition head; Ruth Cowley 'delivers the goods'; Antony Corsi is 'very astute, commercial and succinct'; and Ffion Flockhart 'always sees the bigger picture'. Neil Miller is another name to note, as are of counsel Jane Park-Weir and senior associate Charlie Weston-Simons, who is 'super-smart'. Former Middle East head Patrick Bourke returned to the London office from Dubai, while recently appointed Middle East head Deirdre Walker relocated to the Dubai office. Chris Warren-Smith and Melanie Ryan joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP.

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International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Norton Rose Fulbright is 'a very strong player; it has considerable strength in depth, which allows its talented lawyers to achieve successful outcomes for its clients'. The practice acts for global financial institutions, major corporations and governments and state-owned entities from the firm's key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology; and life sciences and healthcare. James Rogers is 'thorough and reliable and has an incisive understanding of international arbitration law and practice'; Patrick Farrell is 'a very experienced litigator who has an exceptional understanding of strategy that results in successful outcomes for his clients'; and Sherina Petit  is 'pragmatic and will always go that further mile for clients'. The other recommended advisers are Neil Miller, Donald Warnock and Philip Roche, along with Holly Stebbing and Irina Tymczyszyn. Patrick Bourke  and Marie Kelly recently returned to London from the firm's respective Dubai and Athens offices, while Deirdre Walker moved to the firm's Dubai office as Middle East head. Deborah Ruff joined Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

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London: Finance

Commodities: physicals

Within: Commodities: physicals

Norton Rose Fulbright is regarded as a strong firm for matters arising from the production, shipping,  transportation, warehousing, collateral management, financing and hedging of physical commodities, and it frequently handles complex disputes and regulatory matters arising from such activities. Among its clients are banks, DFIs, traders, producers and exporters in both emerging and developed markets. The practice is led by Nicholas (Nick) Grandage, who is head of banking and finance for the EMEA region and who has a stellar trade finance practice. He recently acted for Louis Dreyfus Company in in the disposal of its fertilisers and inputs businesses in Europe and Africa to Helios Investment Partners, which included the restructuring of commodity financing structures. Newly promoted partner Andrew Wood specialises in structured finance transactions in the commodities sector. He advised Standard Chartered Trade Services Corporation on an advance payment supply agreement for the purchase of LME-grade metals from an Indian supplier. Also recommended are litigator Neil Miller, newly promoted disputes partner Holly Stebbing and regulatory specialist Jonathan Herbst.

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Trade finance

Within: Trade finance

Norton Rose Fulbright has a prominent role in structured trade finance transactions and the vastly experienced banking lawyer and practice head Nicholas (Nick) Grandage is one the leading lights in the market. He frequently acts for prominent banks, suppliers and trading houses such as BP, Louis Dreyfus and Citibank. His recent highlights include advising AIG and Standard Chartered Bank on the groundbreaking establishment of the first blockchain-enabled platform for the purchasing of trade finance receivables from a global logistics company. Newly promoted partner Andrew Wood, whom clients describe as 'responsive, straightforward and very frank', specialises in structured finance transactions in the trade and commodity sector and frequently handles pre-export and prepayment finance deals, as well as supply chain and receivables financings and borrowing base transactions for clients such as Rosneft, Gazprom Neft, Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC. He acted alongside senior associate Richard Wilkes  for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on the EBRD Trade Facilitation Programme, which involved the drafting and negotiation of documentation for issuance facilities and revolving credit agreements. The practice also calls upon the extensive knowledge of of Jonathan Herbst, who is the firm's global head of financial services; dispute resolution specialist Neil Miller; regulatory expert Hannah Meakin; and structured finance partner Daniel Franks.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

Norton Rose Fulbright fields an 'experienced, highly-qualified team with in-depth knowledge of the oil and gas world'. A group of lenders appointed the group to advise on multiple financing transactions for over $2.5bn in connection with the Southern Corridor gas project, and Stephen Rigby acted for Hermes Investment Manager as part of the consortium which acquired a 61% stake in regulated gas distribution networks from National Grid. On the commercial front, Geoff Peters represented the ACG consortium - which includes BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil - in its negotiations with the government of Azerbaijan and its oil company to extend the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli production sharing agreement. The main names to note for contentious work are Neil Miller and Holly Stebbing . The 'excellent' practice head Nicholas Prowse always provides 'appropriate advice' and is also recommended.

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