Scott Atkins > Norton Rose Fulbright > Sydney, Australia > Lawyer Profile

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

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Restructuring and insolvency

(Leading individuals)

Scott AtkinsNorton Rose Fulbright

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.

Australia > White-collar crime

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.