Alison G. FitzGerald > Norton Rose Fulbright > Ottawa, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Norton Rose Fulbright
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Work Department

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
Business ethics and anti corruption
Litigation and disputes
International arbitration
White-collar crime
WTO and international trade
Human rights
Energy, infrastructure and resources
Technology and innovation


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Lawyer Rankings

Canada > International trade

Norton Rose Fulbright has direct experience advising on trade matters to companies in the energy, steel, pharmaceuticals, mining and commodities industries. Its caseload includes trade remedy cases, customs classifications, export controls, sanctions, anti-corruption matters, and government procurement. The team also offers experience with international arbitration. Richard Wagner and counsel Alison G. FitzGerald co-head the team from Ottawa, advising on regulatory matters and arbitrations, respectively. Martin Masse and Erin Brown know ‘how to provide a great customer experience in spite of difficult circumstances.’

Latin America: International firms > International arbitration

Outstanding personalityMark Baker co-leads Norton Rose Fulbright‘s international arbitration practice out of Houston alongside fellow global practice co-chair, Montreal-based Pierre Bienvenu. The practice – including practitioners based in Sao Paulo and Mexico – covers the entire Latin American market, advising on commercial and investment treaty matters, with energy, mining, transport, infrastructure and life sciences particular areas of focus. Recent matters saw the team advise offshore chains and accessories maker Vicinay Cadenas in a dispute with Petrobras America that lasted nearly a decade before a settlement was reached; it is also currently involved in confidential matters in the aviation, shipping, energy and agribusiness sectors. Key contacts include: Houston-based energy expert Kevin O’Gorman; international arbitration specialist Martin Valasek (in Montreal); and Matthew H Kirtland, who leads the firm’s Washington DC-based international arbitration team. Ottawa-based counsel Alison G. FitzGerald, who has experience in ad hoc arbitrations and matters administered under all the major arbitral institutions; and Houston-based senior associate Denton Nichols in Houston, are both up-and-comers of note.