Martin McCann > Norton Rose Fulbright > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Norton Rose Fulbright

Work Department

Infrastructure, Mining and Commodities


Lawyer Rankings

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

(Hall of Fame)

Martin McCannNorton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright  is well known in the market for its top-tier financing expertise and offers clients ‘very deep project finance experience for metals and mining development in Africa‘. The practice has recently been handling matters relating to the energy transition, including the mining of copper, cobalt, nickel, magnesium and lithium for use in electric vehicles and the clean energy sector. Martin McCann heads the team and is recommended for financing and restructuring work, while Raj Karia handles corporate matters for mining companies, investment banks and private equity investors. Daniel Metcalfe is another name for cross-border transactions with a focus on emerging markets. Senior associate Felicity Brown is another key practitioner.

London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

(Hall of Fame)

Martin McCannNorton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright has ‘deep understanding of project finance in Africa, where acting both for borrowers and lenders lends itself to a more efficient negotiating process‘. A deep bench of partners in London works closely with a vast international network of offices to maintain the firm’s position as a key adviser to corporates, borrowers, sponsors, investment banks, government bodies, ECAs and multilaterals, and off-takers on major projects across the globe. Global head of business Martin McCann, who also leads the infrastructure and commodities practice, acted for Horizonte Minerals in the financing and construction of their Araguaia nickel project in the Carajas region of Brazil. Senior banking partners Daniel Metcalfe (who is ‘very strong technically, passionate about the industry and solution-oriented‘) and Charles Whitney have a strong focus on infrastructure, energy project finance and project development on behalf of developers, commercial banks and export credit agencies, particularly in the power, renewables, petrochemicals and oil and gas sectors. Head of banking and finance Madhavi Gosavi and head of mining Daniel Giemajner are also among the many partners who are pivotal to the firm’s major projects work.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Infrastructure

(Hall of Fame: Projects/Project Finance)

Martin McCannNorton Rose Fulbright

The energy, infrastructure and natural resources team at Norton Rose Fulbright services a wide range of sectors and geographies, utilising the firm’s large international network. It is particularly strong in emerging markets and has a strong track record of projects work in Africa, where it acts for sponsors, developers, contractors, operators, financial institutions and institutional investors.  Martin McCann is a name to note for debt financing, greenfield projects and restructuring. Daniel Metcalfe is another key financing practitioner with experience in multi-source and multi-tranche facilities and, at the more junior end of the team, senior associate Melusi Dlamini is a name to note for PPPs and PFIs, social infrastructure and renewable energy projects. Nicolas Sirtoli was promoted to partner.