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Norton Rose Fulbright

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Natural resources (transactions and regulatory)

(Leading individuals)

Keira BrennanNorton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright provides ‘a strong balance of the commercial with the legal’ and the Perth lawyers are especially highlighted. The ‘pragmaticKeira Brennan and ‘high-calibreJake Howard lead the practice; Gavin Scott specialises in front-end transations, native title and regulatory matters and Lisa Koch, who has relocated to Sydney from the London office, advises on the financing aspects of mining deals. The firm is well known for its multi-jurisdictional capabilities and a number of new hires and internal promotions has refreshed the practice.

Papua New Guinea > Leading firms

Norton Rose Fulbright is highlighted for its blend of global, Pacific and ‘on-the-ground PNG knowledge and experience‘. Karo Lelai, who is singled out for her ‘good government relationships‘, and Keira Brennan in Brisbane head the practice. The arrival of John Biddle from an in-house general counsel role and associate Benjamin Yalehen has boosted the team of late. Special counsel Paul Toua handles a range of corporate matters in the energy/natural resources sectors and the team also takes on significant work in the financial services, transport and urban development arenas.  Australia-based transport/shipping expert Ernest van Buuren has left the firm to join Clyde & Co LLP.