Daniel Metcalfe > Norton Rose Fulbright > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Norton Rose Fulbright

Work Department

Banking & Finance



Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

In the technology space, Norton Rose Fulbright is well-known for acting on large-scale innovative projects, mandates involving emerging technology including AI and blockchain, regulatory matters, and digital infrastructure projects, as well as contentious matters. The telecoms team is also strong in assisting communications providers and financial institutions on a range of matters, including competition and regulatory advice, disputes, network sharing and outsourcing issues, and licence bids. Sean Murphy is head of the technology sector and global head of the firm’s fintech group, and has a thriving practice, assisting clients with international corporate matters in the technology space, as well as the development of technology for financial services. Oliver Stacey leads the communications group with substantial experience in handling M&A, joint ventures and fibre and cable projects, while James Russell leads the IT and outsourcing department with expertise in onshore and offshore technology. Daniel Metcalfe is also of note for his work in the telecoms space, especially regarding towers, cable and fibre issues, and data centre deals. Zayed Al Jamil moved to Clifford Chance LLP in May 2022.

London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

(Leading individuals)

Daniel MetcalfeNorton 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 > Mining and minerals

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 > Projects, energy and natural resources > Infrastructure

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.