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Norton Rose Fulbright
3 MORE LONDON RIVERSIDE
LONDON
SE1 2AQ
England

Work Department

Corporate, M&A and securities; Energy; Infrastructure, mining and commodities

Career

http://www.nortonrosefulbright.com/uk/people/3628

Lawyer Rankings

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Mining and minerals

(Hall of Fame)

Raj KariaNorton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright fields a strong mining and minerals practice group which focuses on the Latin American and African markets. Overseen by Martin McCann, the multi-disciplinary team handles private equity deals, cross-border financing transactions and dispute resolution matters for large mining companies including Anglo American. The core team comprises Raj Karia, who focuses on capital markets transactions, Daniel Metcalfe, who advises commercial lenders and financial institutions, Holly Stebbing and Daniel Giemajner. At associate level, project finance specialist Felicity Brown remains a key contact. Other names of note include the corporate finance-focused Jon Perry, who has significant expertise in the Asian markets. The practice regularly works on international deals with the firm’s offices in Washington DC, Amsterdam and Paris.

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+

(Leading individuals)

Raj KariaNorton Rose Fulbright

Drawing on its broad network of international offices Norton Rose Fulbright is able to offer clients corporate and M&A expertise across Europe, the US, Asia Pacific and Africa. The firm regularly advises clients from its key sectors: financial institutions; energy, infrastructure, mining & commodities; transport; technology and life sciences and healthcare. Steered by EMEA corporate chief Raj Karia, the team is predominantly instructed on matters with a strong international aspect, coordinating transformative transactions. Paul Whitelock is a key figure for capital markets transactions and public M&A, including LSE and AIM-listed takeovers. Experienced in Asian and African markets, Jon Perry is rated by clients for his ‘nimble, problem-solving approach’. Meanwhile TMT specialist Oliver Stacey is praised as ‘traditional trusted counsel‘.

London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

The London office of Norton Rose Fulbright works with a network of more than 60 offices worldwide, bringing together an impressive range of expertise to assist major corporates, borrowers, sponsors, investment banks, government bodies, ECAs, multilaterals, and off-takers on major projects around the globe. Acting for both lenders and borrowers on large financing transactions, the firm is known for its expertise in projects in Africa, and its in-depth knowledge of project finance, energy, mining and construction work. Global head of business Martin McCann leads the broad multi-disciplinary group. Mark Berry is a construction and projects expert who specialises in EPC and EPCM contracts in the mining, energy and infrastructure sectors, while Daniel Metcalfe specialises in complex finance transactions in the energy and natural resources sectors. Madhavi Gosavi handles the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects, both in Europe and Africa; and Charles Whitney handles complex project financings involving export credit agencies, particularly in Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East. Corporate specialist Raj Karia focuses on deals in the mining and minerals sector; up-and-coming partner Daniel Giemajner leads the mining group for EMEA.

London > Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap

Norton Rose Fulbright‘s standing in the market is reflected by the fact that it is a first choice among many FTSE 250 and AIM-listed companies, listed funds, bulge-bracket banks and other financial institutions. Led by Raj Karia, the team is notably active in transactions with a nexus to the real estate, renewables infrastructure, oil and gas, mining, healthcare and life sciences sectors, and financial institutions. In 2020, Thomas Vita led advice to Hyloris Pharmaceuticals on its €75m Euronext Brussels IPO. In addition, he was part of the cross-office team, which acted for Citigroup, Jefferies and Commerzbank on the €115m IPO of Brockhaus Capital Management on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The firm also advised JP Morgan and Peel Hunt as joint bookrunners on LondonMetric Property Plc’s £120m placing by way of accelerated bookbuilding. Fiona Millington, Richard Sheen and Clementine Hogarth are other names to note in the group, which is also highly active in emerging markets transactions, including those involving the Middle East and Africa.

London > Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – mid-large cap

Norton Rose Fulbright‘s standing in the market is reflected by the fact that it is a first choice among many FTSE 250 and AIM-listed companies, listed funds, bulge-bracket banks and other financial institutions. Led by Raj Karia, the team is notably active in transactions with a nexus to the real estate, renewables infrastructure, oil and gas, mining, healthcare and life sciences, and financial sectors. In 2020, Thomas Vita led advice to Hyloris Pharmaceuticals on its €75m Euronext Brussels IPO; he was also part of the cross-office team, which acted for Citigroup, Jefferies and Commerzbank on the €115m IPO of Brockhaus Capital Management on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The firm also advised JP Morgan and Peel Hunt as joint bookrunners on LondonMetric Property Plc’s £120m placing by way of accelerated bookbuilding. Fiona Millington, Richard Sheen and Clementine Hogarth are among other names to note in the group, which is also highly active in emerging markets transactions, including those involving the Middle East and Africa.