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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Myanmar > Foreign desks

Leveraging a firm-wide reputation for project finance work, Norton Rose Fulbright is especially well known in Myanmar for its activity in the telecoms sector, though the team is regularly involved in a range of cross-border project finance and general lending mandates across a variety of industry sectors. Yu-En Ong oversees the Myanmar practice and heads the firm’s Singapore office and structured lending and markets team; he was recently acted for the arranging banks in the first-ever leveraged buyout in Myanmar. Also of note, a Sydney-based team including Scott Atkins is working with the Myanmar government on the modernisation of its insolvency laws, one of the government’s key reform initiatives.

Australia > Restructuring and insolvency

(Leading individuals)

Scott AtkinsNorton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright handles contentious and non-contentious mandates for a mixture of domestic and international clients including financial institutions, creditors, syndicated lenders, investors and insolvency practitioners; notable examples include ANZ, Grant Thornton, KordaMentha and CBA. Alongside traditional financial and operational restructuring matters, the group is singled out for its distressed transactional lending and enforcement work and ability to handle cross-border mandates. Steven Palmer and Alex Mufford jointly lead the group from Melbourne and Sydney respectively; other noteworthy names include Scott Atkins, who is particularly praised for his cross-border insolvency expertise; and the highly regarded John Martin.

Australia > Regulatory compliance and investigations

The team at Norton Rose Fulbright possesses expertise in regulatory approvals and clearances, regulatory audits, reviews, investigations and enforcements as well as issues such as fraud investigations and recovery actions. It is also well placed to provide strategic risk management advice and operates across the financial services, life sciences energy and natural resources, transport and telecommunications sectors. The team also advises regulators on investigation and enforcement matters. Practice co-head Scott Atkins acted for liquidators Grant Thornton in its trans-national investigation and recovery action for allegedly misappropriated funds. Grant Bonner operates from Sydney alongside Thornton and they head the department alongside Melbourne-based Peter Cash.