Norton Rose Fulbright > Sydney, Australia > Firm Profile

Norton Rose Fulbright
Level 5/60 Martin Pl
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

Australia > Environment and planning Tier 1

The multidisciplinary team at Norton Rose Fulbright remains a leader in this area, leveraging its expertise on a broad span of environmental and planning law matters to advise developers, landowners, infrastructure providers and governments. Work covered includes environmental prosecutions, climate change risk assessments, renewable energy projects, commercial and residential infrastructure developments, mining and resources projects, and waste sector issues. Led by Elizabeth Wild in Sydney, the team’s client base includes household names Shell, Qantas, and Transport for NSW. The group is backed by climate change expert Elisa de Wit in Melbourne and native title and Aboriginal cultural heritage specialist Rebecca Hoare in Brisbane.

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Testimonials

‘There is access to an incredible depth of knowledge and expertise within the firm.’

‘Rebecca Hoare is incredibly knowledgeable in all areas of environmental protection and land use – she was completely engaged with us at every stage; the communication was always concise, open and honest.’

Key clients

Ampol (formerly Caltex)

Commonwealth Government

Transport for NSW

Shell

Goodman International

Renew Estate

Mirvac

Property NSW

Victorian Government (including VicRoads and Department of Health and Human Services)

Investa Property Group

Grocon

Newmark Capital Limited

Suez Recycling & Recovery Pty Ltd

Growthpoint Australia Limited

Cleanaway Pty Ltd

Country Carbon

Gold Coast City Council

CWP Renewables

Qantas Airways Limited

Bunning

Work highlights

  • Acted for Transport for NSW in a successful prosecution of a company and its director for the transport and storage of waste at an unlicensed facility.
  • Acting for Recovered Energy Australia in its application for the Works Approval required for its energy from waste (EfW) gasification facility proposed in western Melbourne.
  • Assisting Multicom Resources in securing approvals and mining tenure for new vanadium mine, a declared ‘Major Project’ by the Queensland Government.

Australia > Transport: aviation Tier 1

The aviation team at Norton Rose Fulbright remains a market leader, advising major airports, airlines, and financial institutions involved in high-value cross-border transactions and disputes. Headed from the Sydney office by insolvency and restructuring experts Noel McCoy and Dr David Goldman, the team represents key market players Delta Airlines, Qantas Airways, Wells Fargo, and Hobart Airport, advising them on a broad range of matters. These include regulatory compliance, airport refinancing, the leasing of aircraft, liability claims, and environmental impact issues. The group is supported by banking and finance partner Alen Pazin in the Perth office and senior associate Olivia Newman in Sydney.

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Key clients

Aircastle, Aviation Capital Group LLC

Aviation PLC

Delta Airlines

Essendon Airport

Flight Safety Foundation

Hobart Airport

Lynden Air Cargo

North Queensland Airport Finance Pty Ltd

Northern Territory Airports Pty Ltd

Orix Aviation

Perth Aircraft Leasing (UK) Limited (Global Knafaim Leasing Ltd)

Perth Airport

Qantas Airways

Wells Fargo Trust Company, National Association (trustee)

Willis Lease Finance Corporation

Work highlights

  • Acting for Willis Lease Finance Corporation (the lessor), the owner of four aircraft engines that were leased to Virgin, and Wells Fargo Trust Company, National Association (the trustee) in a dispute with the administrators of Virgin Australia.
  • Acting for five separate aircraft/engine lessors in respect of all aspects of the administration, deed of company arrangement and now the Project Volar Creditor’s Trust (which has been capitalised with approximately $500m following the completion of the restructuring of the Virgin Australia group) relating to the administration of Virgin Australia.
  • Advised North Queensland Airports on the successful closing of its AU$750m secured loan facility

Australia > Banking and finance Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright caters to a roster of major local international banks, non-bank lenders, and multinational companies involved in high-value transactions. The team utilises the strength of its global network, comprising 840 lawyers over 50 offices, and provides a full-service, advising clients on acquisition finance, non-recourse lending, corporate finance, project finance, asset finance and multi-currency debt lending facilities. Tim Mornane, a lawyer with a tenacity for international restructurings, helms the group with support from corporate finance expert Nuncio D’Angelo and property finance practitioner Hamish Dixon. The client base covers the education, real estate, tech, travel, engineering, mining, energy and telecoms sectors, featuring household names such as Bank of America and HSBC. All lawyers mentioned are based at the Sydney office.

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Testimonials

‘Great availability, associates are competent and efficient. Good value for money. Quick and commercial.’

‘Very quick responses, the staff assisting the partners are very competent in their own right.’

Key clients

Nikko Asset Management

Associated Kiln Driers Pty Ltd

National Australia Bank

ANZ

Coronado Coal

AirTrunk

HSBC

Bank of America

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Daiwa House

Work highlights

  • Appointed by one of the big four Australian banks to assist with analysis and categorisation of all counterparty agreements in its benchmark rate transition and to develop efficient and effective strategies for the amendment of contracts that use LIBOR [London InterBank Offer Rate] and similar benchmark rates.
  • Advised AirTrunk on a company-led financing package to establish a new global multi-currency syndicated debt facility refinancing the company’s existing debt in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
  • Acted as legal counsel for CBA in their capacity as development funder for the second South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute building in Adelaide (SAHMRI2), a unique A$500m infrastructure project developed with funding support from State and Federal governments.

Australia > Competition and trade Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright advises a variety of blue-chip clients, including major corporates, financial services institutions and state bodies, on complex M&A clearances, many of which are cross-border, ACCC investigations, and enforcement actions relating to cartel actions, alongside representing clients in competition litigation. The Sydney-based team is led by Nick McHugh , who maintains a diverse practice across large-scale merger clearances, cartel investigations and enforcement issues, alongside Martyn Taylor , who combines an active competition practice with a standout specialism in international trade matters, including high-profile anti-dumping mandates.

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Testimonials

‘Andrew Riordan brings a wealth of expertise in managing competition and consumer litigation. He is highly engaged, responsive and commercial and works well with my team. He stands out from some of his peers for his willingness to take the reins and have the tough conversations sometimes required to drive the outcomes we seek.’

Key clients

1st Energy

Ampol Management Services

ANZ Bank

Ashley & Martin Pty Ltd

Ausgrid

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Australian Energy Regulator

Australian Securities & Investment Commission

Anglo American Australia

AT&T

BP

Challenger

Chevron

Connective

CPA Australia

CS Energy

Danfoss A/S

Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Digicel

Energizer

Garmin

GlaxoSmithKline Plc

General Motors

Goodman Fielder

Graincorp

Hyundai

HSBC

Intergen

Landis+Gyr

Linfox Australia Pty Ltd

Macquarie Bank

Medibank Private Limited

Megaport Limited

Mercer

Metcash

Michelin

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd

NSW Department of Planning and Environment

PayPal Inc

Pfizer Australia

Resource Management Services LLC

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Sandvik AB

Santos GLNG

Schindler Lifts Australia Pty Ltd

Shell

Snack Brands

South 32

Spotless Group Limited

Thales

Total Gas & Power Asia Private Limited

Toyota Australia

TPG Telecomm

Vodafone Hutchison Australia

Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd

Westpac Banking Corporation

Wilmar

WSP

Zurich

Work highlights

  • Representing an individual, defending allegations of cartel conduct in what is presently one of the most significant civil cartel prosecutions being brought by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) in Australia.
  • Advised Danfoss on phase 1 clearance of its acquisition of Eaton Hydraulics.
  • Advised Sandvik AB on successfully obtaining competition clearance for Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions’ A$1.4bn acquisition of DSI Underground.

Australia > Construction Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright advises construction companies, landowners, property developers and government bodies in connection with procurement strategy, risk management, and commercial contracts. Sydney partner Emanuel Confos specialises in drafting and negotiating agreements underpinning complex construction disputes and Grant Ahearn, based in Melbourne, stands out for his expertise in construction litigation. Kevin Arkwright , based in Sydney, has a strong track record of advising all relevant parties, including developers, contractors and financiers, in relation to major infrastructure projects. Sydney partner Joanne Emerson Taqi is also a key member of the team, known for her involvement in construction projects across the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions.

Practice head(s):

Joanne Crew; Emanuel Confos

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Testimonials

‘Joanne Emerson Taqi was impressive and very strong technically. She is a great negotiator and someone you’d want on your side.’

‘The NRF construction practice is an excellent team of knowledgeable, commercial and dedicated lawyers. Their expertise, client service and practical advice sets them apart, as does their full front to back-end service offering. The team has gone above and beyond to understand our business and project and have become a most trusted partner.’

‘NRF construction team is relatively strong, especially with the recent addition of Joanne Emerson Taqi.’

Key clients

Lendlease

Brookfield / Multiplex

ACCIONA Infrastructure

Capella Capital

AMP Capital

Asia Development Bank

Macquarie Capital

Plenary Group

Veolia

Department of Defence

AirTrunk

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures

CWP Renewables

Vestas

Goldwind

Sydney Water

Seqwater

City of Sydney

University of Wollongong (UOW)

China Construction Bank Corporation

John Holland Group

Genex Power

Bright Energy Investments

Signal Energy Australia

HRL Morrison

Calvary Health Care

BMD Constructions

Icon Co

Roberts Co

BESIX Watpac

Work highlights

  • Advised Veolia in relation to the project delivery of the construction of the Springvale Water Treatment Facility, and after the commercial acceptance date, on the operation and services of the facility.
  • Advising R.Corporation on Stage 1 of its $850m R.Iconic development.
  • Advising AirTrunk in relation to the drafting and negotiation of development agreements/agreements for lease regarding the design, construction and commissioning of data centres in various Asia-Pacific locations on a multi-million dollar, build-to-suit basis.

Australia > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 2

The international arbitration team at Norton Rose Fulbright is skilled in a range of arbitration work, including investor-state arbitrations and enforcement, and international arbitration with and without connections to Australia. The team is particularly adept at matters in the energy and resources and oil and gas sectors. The team is headed up by Andrew Battisson, who splits his time between Sydney and Singapore, and Dylan McKimmie in Brisbane. Sydney-based Tamlyn Mills was made up to partner in 2021.

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Testimonials

‘I’ve worked with Andrew Battisson and Tamlyn Mills on several matters and both are first rate. Tamlyn is super responsive, knowledgeable and a rising star in her field. Andrew is a seasoned arbitration practitioner with a truly international background.’

Key clients

Burford No

BIC Contracting LLC

Centerbridge Capital

Chevron Australia Pty Ltd

EISER Infrastructure Limited

Exxon Mobil

International Chamber of Commerce

Infrastructure Services Luxembourg S.a.r

JERA

King Street Capital

Leighton Contracting Qatar WLL

Oilex (JPDA 06-103) Ltd

Osaka Gas

POSCO Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd

PT Dowell Anadrill Schlumberger

PT Macmahon Mining Services

RREEF

Shell

Tokyo Gas

Western Australian State Solicitor’s Office

9REN Holdings Sarl

Work highlights

  • Acting for various clients in proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia to enforce a €128m ICSID award in favour of the Eiser parties and a €101m ICSID award in favour of the Infrastructure Services parties against Spain.
  • Acting for all joint venture parties who are respondents in a USD46M Singapore-seated ICC arbitration commenced by the Autoridade Nacional do Petroleo e Minerais, the government petroleum authority of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.
  • Acting in an arbitration seated in Perth, Australia concerning an AU$411m dispute between our client, the operator of one of the largest LNG projects in the world, and two of its contractors in connection with a multi-billion dollar contract to supply labour to the project.

Australia > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

The dispute resolution team at Norton Rose Fulbright is skilled in acting for global corporations and regulators in complex commercial litigation, international arbitration, class actions, contentious regulatory matters and investigations, as well as government litigation. Cross-border mandates are a notable area of strength thanks to the firm’s global presence. The team focuses on the consumer markets, energy, financial services, infrastructure, mining and technology sectors in particular. Cameron Harvey leads the team from the Melbourne office, while Sydney-based Grant Bonner is particularly adept at regulatory litigation.

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Testimonials

‘The NRF disputes team are a commercially minded, highly adept team with the right expertise and a focus on outcomes for clients. They understand that litigation is a means to an end for corporate clients and are focussed on achieving the desired commercial outcome. NRF have a stellar reputation in the field of insolvency litigation.’

‘Cameron Harvey is a big picture litigator, focused on litigation as just one tool in the commercial toolkit.’

‘The team stand out for their knowledge of the law, capacity to understand difficult concepts from different disciplines and experience in conducting large complex litigation. They are experienced in document management and have the capacity to conduct litigation utilising technology. They are able to just get the job done and to get it done properly, and do not crack under pressure. Client care is second to none.’

‘Friendly team, always meet deadlines, responsive, no billing issues that aren’t resolved quickly.’

‘Peter Cash has good expertise, a friendly approach and meets deadlines.’

Key clients

7-Eleven Stores

Acciona Infratructure Australia Pty Ltd

Accolade Wines

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

AMP Services

Australia Food Group

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Aquila Resources

BAEV-LaSalle Summerhill Pty Ltd as trust

Blue Diamond Growers

Carnival Australia

Chevron

Cliffs Asia Pacific Iron Ore

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Commonwealth Department of Finance

Coronado Curragh

Department of Defence

Department of Communities and Justice NSW

Department of Health NSW

Eiser Infrastructure Limited, Energia Solar Luxembourg S.à.r.l, Infrastructure Services Luxembourg S.à.r.l, and Energia Termosolar B.V.

Essential Energy

ExonMobile PNG Antelope Limited

Experian Australia Pty Limited

Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries

Former directors of Specialist pharmaceutical company, ASX listed QRxPharma Limited

GHD

GlaxoSmithKline Plc

Goodman Fielder

Holland America Line NV

Hyundai Motor Company

JERA

Jones Lang LaSalle (NSW) Pty Limited

KPMG, National Australia Bank Limited and HSBC Bank Australia Limited

Linfox Australia

Markel International Insurance Company Limited

Megaport Limited

MLC Limited

NSW Police Force

Osaka Gas

Qantas Airways Limited

Powerlink Queensland

Red Pepper Property Group Pty Ltd

Shell

Tec Headland Pty Ltd

Thales Australia

Thorn Australia

Tokyo Gas

Transport for NSW including Roads and Maritime and Sydney Trains

United Petroleum

Vodafone Hutchison Australia

Volkswagen Group Australia

Westpac Banking Corporation

Yancoal

Young Women’s Christian Association

Work highlights

  • Acting for Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority in the inquiry into alleged money laundering and/or partnering with junket operators with links to drug traffickers, money launderers, human traffickers, and organised crime groups, by Crown Resorts.
  • Acting for TEC Hedland Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of the international power company TransAlta Corporation, concerning the termination of a 25-year term power purchase agreement in the Pilbara.
  • Representing 7-Eleven in the defence of the largest franchising matter ever litigated in the Australian courts.

Australia > Energy (transactions and regulatory) Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright has capitalised on shifts in the market over the last year, having advised major energy players on the divestment of LNG assets to infrastructure companies, in light of the impact of COVID-19 on the sector. Furthermore, the firm has continued to advise private and public companies in the power and utilities sector regarding the development, financing and approvals process underpinning energy projects. The 'commercially savvy' Paul Lingard leads the practice from Perth, focusing predominantly on oil and gas projects. Brisbane-based Keira Brennan focusses on mergers and acquisitions, joint venture arrangements and safety legislation affecting the gas industry while Joanne Crew (Melbourne) has extensive experience in energy projects including the financing, grid connections and regulations. Stephen Natoli and Bryan Pointon joined the practice from Holding Redlich and PwC Legal, respectively, in January 2021 and October 2020.

Practice head(s):

Paul Lingard

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Testimonials

‘The team at Norton Rose Fulbright provide consistent, reliable and up to date advice to support our business. We find NRF readily available, quick to respond and across the latest developments in the issues affecting the renewable energy industry.

‘The partners and team at NRF take the time to understand our business imperatives and culture, which is then incorporated into the advice and legal support we receive.

The individuals listen to our issues and context, then work with us to provide relevant and considered advice.’

‘Great team of talented lawyers who are a pleasure to work with.’

Extremely innovative billing practices, which in effect take hours spent out of the equation. This approach encourages you to more fully the team into your internal discussions, avoids billing surprises and constant discussions about scope.’

‘Paul Lingard is an exceptional lawyer. He is commercially savvy, legally creative, highly responsive, hard working and good fun to work with. His contribution was critical to the success of our deal.’

Key clients

Shell Australia

Woodside

TOTAL

Capella Capital

Macquarie Bank Limited

Chevron

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Goldwind

Snowy Hydro

Genex Power

Bright Energy Investments

City of Sydney

Vestas

Schlumberger

bp

BHP

ExxonMobil

JXTG

Essential Energy

Work highlights

  • Advising the Asian Renewable Energy Hub consortium on the development of what will be the world’s largest green hydrogen / ammonia project consisting of 26GW wind and solar powered green hydrogen plant with an integrated hydrogen and ammonia production complex (including 80GL desalination plant, 14GW electrolysis plant and 34,240 tons per day ammonia production plant) and offshore export facility
  • Advised Shell on the sale to Global Infrastructure Partners of a 26.25% interest in QCLNG Common Facilities for US$2.5 billion. This multi-billion dollar transaction is one of Shell’s most significant commercial undertakings in Australia in recent years and globally, is one of the first significant acquisitions by an infrastructure player in mid-stream LNG assets.
  • Advised Vestas on AUD$415 million first of kind payment deferral transaction for Australian wind projects. This is the largest known payment deferral facility for a renewable energy project in the world.

Australia > Financial services regulatory Tier 2

The financial services group at Norton Rose Fulbright leverages the experience of its multidisciplinary team and significant global platform to assist major national and international banks, funds, and insurance companies on a wide range of contentious and non contentious regulatory matters. The team is praised for its 'personal touch and the genuine care in which they approach every interaction'; it is led by Jon Ireland and Claudine Salameh in Sydney, who work in tandem with financial institutions co-head Helen Taylor.

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Testimonials

‘The Norton Rose team take a personal approach, building strong relationships through genuine care and taking the time to truly understand client needs and then collaborating to best serve those needs. Furthermore, they show genuine care for their own people, irrespective of seniority.’

‘As partners, Claudine Salameh and Helen Taylor are a joy to work with. They have deep industry knowledge and excellent legal skills however, in my opinion, what sets them apart from their competitors is the personal touch and genuine care in which they approach every interaction. They take a holistic approach that aims to deliver great outcomes for clients at excellent value.’

‘Etelka Bogardi is knowledgeable, responsive and pragmatic. She is fantastic to work with and has a collaborative approach.’

Key clients

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Westpac/BT Financial Group

AMP

Macquarie

MLC Limited

QBE Insurance

Mercer Investments

ING Bank

Aware Super

IOOF

Work highlights

  • Advised Aware Super, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, with the establishment of its Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) portal.
  • Assisted BT Financial Group (BTFG) with a large-scale project management program to review and remediate “fee for no service” issues across Westpac, St George and other brands.
  • Advised IOOF on the insurance aspects of its A$1.44bn purchase of the MLC Wealth business from National Australia Bank (NAB).

Australia > Intellectual property Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright has 'astounding expertise' and is well-positioned to service national, regional and global clients across the pharmaceutical, life sciences, energy, mining, commodities, consumer markets and financial services' areas. The group skilfully handles enforcement, protection, portfolio management, transactions and litigation concerning patents, trade marks, copyright and designs. The practice also houses franchising expertise. Frances Drummond  leads the team from Sydney, where Jackie O’Brien ('one of the pre-eminent intellectual property lawyers in Australia'), who has considerable global IP expertise, is also situated.

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Testimonials

‘NRF have been a long time trusted/key advisor to my company – they completely understand how our business works and the internal framework concerning our matter management – they always provide timely, sage advice with strong industry knowledge in a professional and cost conscious manner – they are a delight to work with. They have outstanding expertise, are solutions driven and very commercial and honest – they are worth every dollar we spend engaging them.’

‘They offer exceptional service across the breadth of intellectual property, from commercial and strategic advice, to registration advice and strategy and dispute resolution, especially contested litigation.’

‘The Senior Associates who have worked with Jackie over time have all been very capable and responsive. On our work the team has been cost conscious and has ensured that it understood the objectives of the project and the business needs of the client before providing advice. ’

‘Jackie O’Brien’s strengths include: very strong technical expertise; a determination to ensure that advice takes into account all relevant facts and circumstances, is tailored to its audience and is of practical assistance; very strong communication skills (written advice is clear and readable, oral explanations to non-lawyers are excellent and well received); ability and determination to deliver to a deadline, even when it is tight. ’

‘Ms Jackie O’Brien is one of the pre-eminent intellectual property lawyers in Australia. Her in-depth legal knowledge is matched by her commercial acumen and her deft skill in compiling the right team for each case to meet the client’s needs and to achieve the best possible outcome. In my opinion, Ms O’Brien has one of the highest reputations of any intellectual property lawyer in Australia, especially in, but not confined to, litigation. She is well-respected and highly regarded by her peers at the solicitor level, counsel (both juniors and senior counsel) and the judiciary. For the unique combination of attributes and skills that she has (and which I have only sought to summarise), I recommend her immediately and without hesitation for intellectual property matters. In my experience, Mr Cameron Harvey is a skilled, commercial negotiator with a sharp strategic approach to litigation and dispute resolution. Ms Drummond has remarkable knowledge of trade mark law, especially in the trade mark registration area, which can be deployed to achieve commercial outcomes and in parallel with litigation.’

Key clients

Goodman Fielder

Accolade Wines

Quayeyewear

Trip A Deal

Datacom Group

Bellerine Heights

7-Eleven

Nando’s Australia

Thryv

Move 4 Life

TPG Telecom

Loan Market Group

Work highlights

  • Advising Goodman Fielder in Federal Court proceedings against the world’s largest field pasta company, Rana, for trade mark infringement in relation to their of “La Famiglia”.
  • Advising Quayeyewear on its global IP portfolio management, including the management of Quay’s global trade mark and brand portfolio, registered designs, enforcement, social media and retail website take downs, along with review of commercial arrangements with suppliers.
  • Acting for Accolade Wines and its international related entities in respect of the management of its trade marks and designs.

Australia > IT and telecoms Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright advises on both contentious and non-contentious telecoms and technology matters for Australian and internationally domiciled clients. Particular areas of focus on the technology side include infrastructure upgrades, technology procurement and outsourcing, data privacy and cyber security, and digital transformation. On the telecoms side, recent work of note includes the AU$21bn merger of Vodafone Hutchison Australia with TPG Telecom, an example of the group's strong capabilities in handling commercial transactions. Nick Abrahams is global head of technology and innovation with expertise in technology procurement especially. Martyn Taylor is head of the telecoms and media group and has substantial experience in contentious, advisory and transactional mandates. Technology group head Peter Mulligan is active in advising private and public sector clients on their acquisition, licensing and supply mandates. All lawyers mentioned are Sydney based.

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Testimonials

‘The IT and telecoms team is very strong and understands the industry well.’

‘Most of the firm’s work has been done pro bono. Where they have charged, we felt that the charges were very reasonable. In terms of expertise and client care they are top notch. I find them very practical and solution-focussed (in other words, very commercial).’

‘Ka-Chi Cheung is technically exceptional and understands the industry well along with the market dynamics. He is well versed across the IT hosting supply chain and understands the challenges faced by our business.’

Key clients

Vodafone Group

AT&T

Vodafone Hutchison Australia

Megaport

NEP

AirTrunk

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Kacific

World Wide Fund for Nature

TPG Telecom

Work highlights

  • Acted for Vodafone Hutchison Australia in relation to its AUD$21bn merger with TPG Telecom Limited, one of the largest mergers in Australian telecoms history.
  • Advised Megaport on the expansion of all of its global operations as well as several new strategic partnerships.
  • Acting for AirTrunk as lead external counsel in advising on its customer contracts.

Australia > Labour and employment: workplace health and safety (WHS) Tier 2

The team at Norton Rose Fulbright is adept at responding to high-profile safety incidents, advising on regulatory enforcement actions and defending criminal prosecutions. The practice also offers training around WHS issues and corporate and director obligations, in addition to assisting corporations with sexual harassment matters. The global nature of the firm also means that the group can advise international clients on WHS mandates. Katherine Morris  heads up the team with particular expertise in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

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Testimonials

‘Work Health and Safety law can be quite complex so there is a need for practitioners to be willing to spend the time to understand the specifics of each situation in order to give the best advice. I have found the NRF team to be very willing to spend the time to understand the needs of the client and to ensure they are best positioned to provide sound advice.’

‘Always ahead of recent legal updates and providing brief and succinct summaries of what it means for our business. Offers tailored assistance to directors on how to discharge their due diligence obligations.’

‘Excellent responsiveness and understanding of the business.’

‘Katherine spent the time to understand our needs and to see the measures we had in place. This enabled Katherine to speak to our people in a way that showed she understood what our work entailed and what was being done to keep our people safe.’

‘Katherine Morris is a stand-out. She takes the time to understand the business, culture and people and tailors her advice to those circumstances. She is responsive and proactive.’

Key clients

APA Group

Laing O’Rourke Australia

Qube Holdings

Thales Group

Saxon Energy Services Australia

Acciona Infrastructure Company

Lendlease

McConnell Dowell

Multiplex

Mirvac

Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (VIC)

Veolia Environmental Services

Epic Energy

Logos Property

CWP Energy

Commonwealth Government

Work highlights

  • Acting for a Victorian government department, the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, facing criminal prosecution under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).
  • Advised a leading Australian energy infrastructure business on numerous safety issues and incidents, including in relation to an incident involving the failure of a power station, including providing all crisis response legal advice associated services.
  • Acting for a global engineering, construction, building and maintenance contractor in relation to a near miss fatal rail incident including guiding the investigation and interactions with witnesses and regulators.

Australia > Project development Tier 2

Based primarily in Melbourne, Norton Rose Fulbright’s practice provides full-service advice in relation to transport, energy, technology, water and natural resources projects. It is particularly well-regarded for its role in highly complex, strategic transactions, often in relation to PPP projects. Joanne Crew (Melbourne) assists clients across various industries with project financing and delivery.  Joanne Emerson Taqi, who recently relocated to Sydney after co-leading the firm’s Middle East projects team, is well-known for advising sponsors, financiers and government bodies regarding complex domestic and multi-jurisdictional projects. In Perth, Paul Lingard stands out for his prominent role in major energy projects across Australia. Ren Newman

Practice head(s):

Joanne Crew

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Testimonials

‘The Canberra based team have provided excellent support during the pandemic and have shown extraordinary commitment to us as a client’

‘The NRF Construction practice is an excellent team of knowledgeable, commercial and dedicated lawyers. Their expertise, client service and practical advice set them apart, as does their full front to back end service offering. The team has gone above and beyond to understand our business and project and have become a most trusted partner.’

‘Ren Niemann – very commercial approach, knows the market well, talks in straightforward terms and cuts through noise, approachable and good availability. Flexible with accommodating client demands and shifting transaction requirements.’

Key clients

Lendlease

Brookfield / Multiplex

ACCIONA Infrastructure

Capella Capital

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

AMP Capital

Asia Development Bank

Macquarie Capital

Plenary Group

Veolia

Department of Defence

TEC Hedland

Perth Airport

North Queensland Airport

Northern Territory Airports

AirTrunk

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures

CWP Renewables

Vestas

Goldwind

Sydney Water

Seqwater

City of Sydney

University of Wollongong

National Australia Bank Limited

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group

China Construction Bank Corporation

John Holland Group

Genex Power

Bright Energy Investments

Signal Energy Australia

HRL Morrison

Calvary Health Care

BMD Constructions

Icon Co

Work highlights

  • Advised the CQC consortium on the second phase of the structured market engagement for the Circular Quay in Sydney.
  • Advising NW Interconnected Power on the Asian Renewable Energy Hub.
  • Advised the Exemplar Health consortium on its bid for theA$1.5bn New Footscray Hospital PPP.

Australia > Project finance Tier 2

The project finance practice at Norton Rose Fulbright combines the experience of its practitioners with the resources of its global network to provide comprehensive solutions for domestic and international financial institutions, sponsors and resource companies involved in the financing and acquisition of high-value infrastructure and PPP projects. These include mandates in the social infrastructure, transport infrastructure, mining and resources, energy and telecoms sectors. Headed up by project finance expert Jo Crew in Melbourne, the team counts Westpac and Macquarie on its client roster. Other key names include mining finance expert Alen Pazin in Perth, project finance specialists Rob White and Lisa Koch in Sydney, and associate Joanna Taylor in Melbourne.

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Testimonials

‘Norton Rose Fulbright has a strong banking practice with some veteran partners guiding the practice.’

‘Chris Patten is a stand-out partner who goes above and beyond for his clients. Technically exceptional and can be creative and flexible to meet commercial objectives. He works extremely hard and offers great, responsive, and quality client service.’

Key clients

Westpac Bank

National Australian Bank

Commonwealth Bank

Australia and New Zealand Banking Corporation (ANZ Bank)

SMBC

ABN Amro

Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

Mizuho Bank

Natixis

Crédit Agricole

Macquarie Capital

Dutch Infrastructure Fund

AirTrunk Pty Ltd

University of Wollongong (UOW)

Perth Airport Pty Ltd

Maoneng Australia

Capella Capital

CWP Renewables

Plenary Group

Northern Territory Airport

HRL Morrison & Co

New Hope VIMG

Lendlease

AMP

Anglo American

Work highlights

  • Advised the CQC consortium on the second phase of the structured market engagement for the design, development, construction, O&M, financing and management of the regeneration of Circular Quay in Sydney.
  • Advised TEC Hedland (a subsidiary of TransAlta Corporation) as issuer on the successful closing of its A$800m Rule 144A private placement for its South Hedland power station in Western Australia.
  • Advising CWP Renewables on the financing, development and construction of the 30MW/30MWh Sapphire Battery Facility, to be built adjacent to the Sapphire Wind Farm, located in the Northern Tablelands of NSW.

Australia > Real estate Tier 2

Headquartered in Brisbane, Norton Rose Fulbright advises numerous onshore and offshore real estate investors in relation to commercial real estate investments, and in transactions and development work targeting major sectors such as leisure, health and renewable energy. Brisbane partner Michael French  stands out for his role in mega real estate transactions, both on the domestic front and internationally. Sydney partner Michael McKee  is also recommended, given his expertise in project structuring, joint venture agreements and property development. Additionally, Matthew Derrick  (Brisbane) stands out for his expertise in urban renewal projects, with a particular focus on the local market.

Testimonials

‘The NRF RE team is a strong client-focused team with good interpersonal skills with their stakeholders.’

‘Will Webster has assisted us on multiple transactions. He is calm under pressure and his availability is great.’

‘Terrific client engagement, particularly through periods of covid-19 lockdown Well resourced and efficient attendance to the subject matter.’

‘Excellent knowledge/experience in subject matter Pragmatic views and sound advice in various circumstances. Terrific communication and always swift responses. Special mention to Justin Lucas.’

Key clients

Goodman

ESR

GM Holden

Blackstone

GPT Group

Primewest

BP

Caydon Property Group

Reserve Bank of Australia

University of Wollongong

AMP Capital

Growthpoint

Work highlights

  • Advising leading Asia-Pacific logistics real estate platform, ESR, on its conditional agreement to purchase Blackstone’s A$3.8 billion Milestone Logistics Portfolio – reportedly Australia’s largest ever direct real estate transaction.
  • Acting for Goodman in relation to the development of Amazon’s new robotic fulfilment centre in Western Sydney – described in the press as the largest warehouse in Australia.
  • Advised German supermarket giant Kaufland on the sale of its completed distribution centre in Melbourne, together with nine retail and industrial development sites across Australia.

Australia > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Marrying a broad domestic offering with integrated international and cross-practice expertise, Norton Rose Fulbright advises financial institutions, banks, insolvency practitioners and investors on a wide range of major contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency matters. This includes a number of cross-border mandates, including company exits, alongside business turnarounds, insolvency litigation and debt sales. The team is led from Sydney by Alex Mufford , with Scott Atkins and John Martin acting as additional key senior team members, both specialising in complex cross-border insolvency work, particularly within Asia, acting for top financial institutions and IP clients. In Melbourne, Steven Palmer in heavily involved in complex proceedings, including the exit of General Motors from Australia and New Zealand; while Natasha Toholka specialises in corporate insolvencies and litigation within the financial services sector. Peter Schmidt  departed for a judicial position, while Rajaee Rouhani was promoted to the partnership in early 2021.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘A legal smart, commercial and collaborative team that is focused on delivering quality outcomes.’

‘Steven Palmer – Razer sharp legal adviser who is focused on commercial outcomes. He has built a strong collaborative team of associates, senior associates and Partners.’

‘Norton Rose Fulbright has a breadth and depth of practise that enables them efficiently to service the needs of their clients. Further, Norton Rose Fulbright employs a number of practitioners who are well-experienced industry leaders – which in my view renders their service offerings unique, or at least rare, in the market.’

Key clients

Asian Development Bank

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group

Bank of America

Bank of New York Mellon

BDO

Blue Sky Alternative Investments

Citibank

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Deloitte

EY

Ferrier Hodgson (now KPMG)

Grant Thornton

KordaMentha

McGrathNicol

National Australia Bank

PwC

Westpac

Work highlights

  • Advised L Catterton Asia Advisors on the restructure of its Seafolly label.
  • Advised General Motors Holdings on its decision to exit Holden vehicles sales, engineering and design operations in the Australian and New Zealand markets and to undertake an orderly restructure of the group.
  • Advised on the restructure of the largest integrated print and distribution company in Australia and New Zealand.

Australia > Capital markets

With teams throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the capital markets group at Norton Rose Fulbright leverages its global strength to advise major national and international banks, non-bank financial institutions and governments on a diverse range of matters. Headed up by James Morris in Sydney, the debt capital markets team assists clients with high-value debt issuances, lender warehouse facilities, and Euro medium term note programmes. In Melbourne, Jeremy Wickens leads the equity capital markets team, which advises clients on IPOs, rights issuances, convertible notes and seed raisings. Also in Sydney, Alex Mufford directs the securitisation team, which also fields Scott Millar in Melbourne and handles bespoke securitisation programmes.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Norton Rose demonstrate strong skills in delivering capital market transaction solutions across a range of products. The team works collaboratively with their clients and are able to provide a range of technical/practice experts across different areas of the firm in order to lead the successful and timely delivery of a transaction. Their experience and knowledge is very current which is highlighted in legal advice provided to the client.’

‘The team really understands our business and our commercial drivers. They are proactive. Their communication is always clear and provide great collaboration. Other firms often raise issues without providing potential solutions. NRF is always solution driven.’

‘James Morris is wonderful to work with. He has a deep understanding of our business and the market in which we operate. He provides clear, concise advice and is proactive in finding solutions to legal issues as they arise.’

‘The Partner that I have had most dealings with at Norton Rose is Scott Millar in the Melbourne practice. I have had a long association with Scott that extends more than 10+ years. I have found Scott an extremely capable lawyer in the area of capital markets work, who I have mandated on many transactions. Scott has great skills in leading the legal work for a transaction and negotiating with all parties for the successful delivery of required transaction outcomes. He has good commercial awareness of client requirements and needs, and is always approachable and available.’

Key clients

Asian Development Bank

Bank of Nova Scotia

National Australia Bank

Deutsche Bank

Citibank

Bank of New York Mellon

ME Bank

Get Capital

Perpetual

Challenger

Work highlights

  • Engaged by Asian Development Bank to undertake a comprehensive review of Myanmar’s domestic capital markets laws and regulations and the regulatory and institutional framework that both enforces those laws/regulations and oversees and regulates domestic capital markets activities.
  • Advised the AOFM in relation to its investment in 15 small lender warehouse facilities as part of the Structured Finance Support Fund.
  • Advised Vodafone Hutchison Australia on its $16.6bn merger with TPG, a high-profile M&A deal in the Australian telecoms industry.

Australia > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright advises on significant public and private M&A transactions, private equity deals and broader corporate issues, with strong expertise in cross-border work and the regulatory aspects of complex deals. The team has a notable focus on the energy and resources sectors, advising on sector-critical transactions within the space, and also has a growing technology practice. The Sydney-based team is led by Bryan Pointon and Michael Greene, and includes senior practitioner John Elliott, who remains active in high-profile transactions, and Richard Lewis , who handles cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. The practice has been boosted with the addition of Julian Traill who has joined from the firm's Moscow office.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Stephen Lu and his team are excellent in providing practical and very timely advice and support in M&A transactions.’

‘Stephen Lu is a real trusted adviser. He understands your business and offers you the right level of support needed.’

‘Team is commercial, understand client’s strategic intent well and provide advice accordingly.’

Key clients

Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd

Shell Australia

ESR Group

Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited

Talison Lithium

Longmoat

Retail Financial Intelligence Group

Faethm Holdings

Spotless Group

Golden Energy and Resources

Ord Minnett Management

Loan Market Group

Petstock

Objective Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Vodafone Hutchison Australia on its A$16.6bn merger with TPG Telecom.
  • Advised Shell on its sale to Global Infrastructure Partners of a 26.25% interest in the Queensland Curtis LNG Common Facilities for $2.5bn.
  • Advising ESR on its conditional agreement to purchase Blackstone’s A$3.8bn Milestone Logistics Portfolio.

Australia > Dispute resolution: class actions Tier 3

Melbourne-based Cameron Harvey heads the litigation practice at Norton Rose Fulbright. The team adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to its class action mandates, handling shareholder, securities, natural disaster, consumer, insolvency, environmental, and product liability claims. Toby Biddle in Sydney has notable expertise in healthcare product liability class actions.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Great team, really aware, good advice and presents balanced options.’

Key clients

HSBC Bank Australia Limited

KPMG

National Australia Bank

Smith & Nephew

Thorn Australia Pty Limited

7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd

Work highlights

  • Representing 7-Eleven in the defence of the largest franchising class action ever litigated in Australian courts.
  • Appointed the receivers and managers of Dick Smith Holdings Limited, and its appointing banks following its collapse in January 2016, which was at the time the largest and highest profile retail collapse in Australia.
  • Advising long term clients, which include some of the largest life sciences and healthcare companies locally and globally to successfully assist with numerous complex product liability actions.

Australia > Insurance Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright, one of the world's largest law firms, has a significant Australian presence as a result of its mergers with Deacons and Henry Davis York in 2010 and 2017 respectively. The firm's insurance practice draws on the wider firm's extensive international platform to effectively advise major international insurers, underwriters, brokers, policyholders, and government bodies on a diverse range of matters such as class actions, professional indemnity, directors’ liabilities, and regulatory compliance. Headed by Ray Giblett in Sydney, the team’s client portfolio includes key industry players Liberty Mutual Insurance and Allianz Australia. The group also includes Matt Ellis in Melbourne and associate Timothy Chan in Sydney.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Claims Management International Pty Ltd

IOOF / Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Cover-More Insurance Services Pty Ltd

Dr Alan Tzer-Li Cheng, VMO paediatric otolaryngologist

Eclipx

Insurance for NSW (NSW Health)

Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

LMI Group Pty Ltd

Medibank Private

MIPS (medical defence insurer)

Pacific International Insurance Pty Ltd

AIG Australia

Allianz Australia

Work highlights

  • Advising IOOF on the insurance aspects of its AUD $1.44bn purchase of the MLC Wealth business from National Australia Bank (NAB).
  • Assisting the Commonwealth Bank of Australia establish an offshore captive for its professional indemnity exposure.
  • Helping insurers, underwriting agencies, and claimant intermediaries navigate significant change as insurance claims handling becomes a regulated activity following the Financial Services Royal Commission.

Australia > Labour and employment Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright's Australian team is able to utilise the firm’s international presence with cross-border collaboration between practices. Its impressive client roster includes multinational corporations, leading national businesses and government agencies. The team undertakes strategic workplace investigations, industrial relations matters and complex workplace litigation. Sydney-based Jason Noakes  is skilled in acting for both public and private sector clients. In Brisbane, Martin Osborne  is adept at unlawful industrial actions within the energy, resources infrastructure, construction and government sectors, while Helene Lee  in Melbourne is adept at handling industrial relations matters. Recently promoted partner Alexandra Shields (Sydney) is also of note. Sally Woodward has left to join PwC LLP.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The team is easy to work and partner with. They have the technical expertise and depth and are able to cross refer to other practices to suit the instruction.’

Key clients

Event Hospitality & Entertainment

MYOB

Multiplex

Lendlease

WPP AUNZ

Veolia Environmental Services

GM Holden

QBE

NSW Police

iCare

Department of Finance

Work highlights

  • Acting for a large construction client on developing and conducting an organisation-wide training program in workplace behaviour to be delivered to the Australian and Regional Boards, all construction Site Managers throughout Australia, as well as all employee levels.
  • Advised and acted on behalf of GM Holden Pty Ltd in relation to a claim made by Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers Australia on behalf of two of its members who had performed services at GM Holden as contractors and had subsequently been offered employment by GM Holden.
  • Advising and acting on behalf of Veolia Environmental Services (Australia) Pty Ltd in relation to a range of employment and industrial related matters including advice in relation to restructuring and redundancy issues, transfer of business, performance management processes, misconduct investigations, terminations of employment, policy and contract reviews, enterprise bargaining and the defence of various employment and industrial proceedings.

Australia > Native title Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright advises project proponents on native title considerations, working in close collaboration with its global projects and energy teams. Areas of strength for the practice, led by focused native title practitioner Gavin Scott , include native title compensation issues, ESG risk management work, aboriginal cultural heritage jurisprudence mandates, and energy transition matters as they relate to native title. The team is based in Brisbane and also has expertise in contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘This practice offers excellent value for money and a high level of client service despite being a relatively small team. The advice produced is clear, concise and timely. This practice has a proven track record in dealing with traditional owners and their representatives (including legal representatives) and the individual practitioners are focused on fostering best practice and innovative approaches to agreement making and relationship building.’

‘Gavin Scott has been instrumental in helping our business strengthen its relationships with traditional owner groups. Gavin brings a wealth of experience and legal expertise to the table, but it is his ability to identify and apply innovative approaches and to communicate these in an effective, inclusive and relatable manner that set him apart.’

Key clients

Rio Tinto

Shell Australia

Stockland Australia

Asian Renewable Energy Hub

Chevron Australia

South32

Villawood, Major Victorian Developer

McConnell Dowell

Hanson Construction Materials Pty Ltd

Horizon Power

Western Green Energy Hub

Work highlights

  • Advising South 32 on several cultural heritage-related matters.
  • Advising Horizon Power on the consequences of a proposed bill to update and modernise Western Australia’s Aboriginal cultural heritage legislation.
  • Advising Western Green Energy Hub on the comprehensive structuring of a joint venture native title agreement and aboriginal cultural heritage advice in relation to the early stages of the project.

Australia > Natural resources (transactions and regulatory) Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright’s team, divided between Perth and Brisbane, provides full life cycle advice to mining clients, encompassing financing, procurement, supply issues and corporate restructuring/rehabilitation. Brisbane partner Keira Brennan supports natural resources clients dealing with strategic issues and operational requirements, including negotiations before regulators. She is also well-versed to assist clients with M&A and contractual disputes. Jake Howard, based in Perth, primarily advises mining companies in relation to project finance, trade, and structured commodity finance. Gavin Scott  (Brisbane) handles the development of mining and natural resources projects, providing cohesive transactional, regulatory, and contentious advice to clients.

Practice head(s):

Keira Brennan; Jake Howard

Other key lawyers:

Gavin Scott

Testimonials

‘Keira Brennan and her team have an excellent reputation in this area of practice especially port & rail regulation.’

‘Great service and advice from the top down. Keen commercial eye and understanding of our business.’

‘Keira Brennan has considerable experience and commercial acumen with a client focus as do all of her team.’

Key clients

Anglo American

South32

BHP

Multicom Resources

Arrow Energy

Tiger Resources

Golden Energy and Resources

New Hope

Castleton Commodities

Strandline Resources

Emerald Resources

Woodside Energy

Yancoal

Aquilla Resources

Total

Shell/OGC

Chevron

Work highlights

  • Assisting Anglo American in its $A2bn procurement project to source coal haulage services for its portfolio of coal mines in Queensland.
  • Advised Shell on its $2.5bn sale to Global Infrastructure Partners of a 26.25% interest in the Queensland Curtis LNG Common Facilities.
  • Advised Golden Energy Resources on a $285m bond issuance to institutional investors.

Australia > Tax Tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright has standout expertise in W&I insurance, advising a number of major insurers, alongside experience in state-level tax regulations and a notable offering to the non-profit sector. The Sydney-based team is led by Greg Reinhardt, a regular adviser to state bodies on complex tax matters. Adam Smith departed in June 2022.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The team is standout in terms of commerciality, responsiveness and collaboration.’

‘Very commercially focused team able to draw on local and international resources easily to meet needs on transactions.’

Key clients

NSW Rural Fire Service

The Chappell Foundation

Royal Humane Society of New South Wales

Work highlights

  • Advised the NSW Rural Fire Service on drafting the rules for the establishment and operation of the NSW RFS Bushfire Disaster Relief Fund.
  • Advised on the structuring and establishment of The Chappell Foundation.
  • Advised the Royal Humane Society of New South Wales on its application to the Treasury requesting the amendment of income tax legislation.

Australia > White-collar crime Tier 4

The business ethics and anti-corruption group at Norton Rose Fulbright leverages the reach of the firm’s global network with the experience of the team to assist with major inquiries and advise government regulators, agencies and multinational corporations involved in high-profile investigations and enforcement actions. Led by Abigail McGregor from the Sydney office, the group’s clients include the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority and the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC), with a client portfolio that spans the financial services, energy, health, mining, construction and fintech sectors. The team’s expertise covers anti-money laundering breaches, whistleblowing complaints, international sanctions, and fraud work. The group is supported in Sydney by veteran risk adviser Scott Atkins and associate Jeremy Moller, who specialises in compliance issues.

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Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The members of the NRF practices involved with financial crime are very knowledgeable and very proactive.’

Key clients

Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (NSW Government Agency)

Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC)

Work highlights

  • Appointed solicitors assisting the NSW Casino inquiry, regarding allegations that Crown Resorts or its agents, affiliates, or subsidiaries engaged in money laundering and/or partnered with junket operators with links to drug traffickers, money launderers, human traffickers and organised crime groups.
  • Acting for ASIC in a series of proceedings relating to high-risk investment products known as retail over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, which include foreign exchange (FX) contracts-for-difference (CFDs).
  • Advising the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children on child exploitation offences at the Australian Commonwealth and State level and the implications in respect of anti-money laundering compliance.

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Leading firms

For energy, construction and infrastructure disputes, Norton Rose Fulbright‘s international arbitration team is particularly recommended. The team includes Andrew Battisson in Sydney and Brisbane-based Dylan McKimmie, while in Singapore experienced KC Lye and recently promoted energy sector expert Katie Chung are key names to note. In Hong Kong, Alfred Wu and Camille Jojo excel in construction and corporate arbitration, respectively.

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Battisson; Dylan McKimmie; KC Lye; Katie Chung; Camille Jojo; Alfred Wu

The firm: Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

Areas of practice: Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see nortonrosefulbright.com

Offices: We have offices in the world’s most important business, financial and regulatory centres and are active in strategically important growth markets. Our offices are located in Amsterdam, Athens, Austin, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Brussels, Calgary, Canberra, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Durban, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, Jakarta (in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia), Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Minneapolis, Monaco, Montréal, Moscow, Munich, New York, Ottawa, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Port Moresby, Québec, Rio de Janeiro, Riyadh (in association with Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm), San Antonio, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, St Louis, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, Warsaw and Washington, DC. In Africa, we have alliances with firms in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Zimbabwe

Number of partners (worldwide): 1,000+
Number of other fee-earners (worldwide): 2,000+
Total staff: 7,500+

Global key contacts
Financial institutions:
James Bateson
Energy, infrastructure and resources:  Anne Lapierre , John Mauel and Douglas Buchanan
Transport: Duncan Batchelor and Christine Ezcutari
Technology: Richard Zembek and Stella Cramer
Life sciences and healthcare: Jonathan Skidmore and Randy Sutton
Consumer markets: Cameron Harvey and Rosalind Lake

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Financial Institutions James Bateson
Energy Anne Lapierre
Energy John Mauel
Infrastructure and resources Douglas Buchanan
Transport Duncan Batchelor
Transport Christine Ezcutari
Technology Richard Zembek
Technology Stella Cramer
Life sciences and healthcare Jonathan Skidmore
Life sciences and healthcare Randy Sutton
Consumer markets Cameron Harvey
Consumer markets Rosalind Lake
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