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Norton Rose Fulbright

Mark Berry

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Banking and finance; Infrastructure, mining and commodities; projects and project finance

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London: Finance

Emerging markets

Within: Emerging markets

Norton Rose Fulbright excels in handling a broad range of practice areas that put in a prominent position to handle high-value emerging markets transactions from London. Its strengths in trade finance, Islamic finance, infrastructure, mining, commodities, agribusiness and energy, and its in-depth local knowledge in developing markets sees it involved in transactions in Africa, Central and South East Asia and Eastern Europe. Since its merger with Chadbourne & Parke, the London office has also been increasingly involved in deals in Latin America. Charles Whitney specialises in oil and gas, power and renewable energy project financings involving export credit agencies and multilateral financial institutions, notably in Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East. He advised the lenders on combined financings of $2.5bn for the the Southern Corridor Gas project, which includes the Shah Deniz gas field and TANAsP and TAP pipelines. Martin McCann is the firm’s global head of business and his finance practice is exclusively focused on emerging markets. Trade finance expert Nicholas (Nick) Grandage acted for trading house Louis Dreyfus in a financing package provided by Société Générale and Standard Chartered Bank as part of its disposal of businesses in nine African countries. Head of the firm's financial institution international business group Christopher (Chris) Brown, projects partner Mark Berry, who specialises in EPC and EPCM contracts, structured finance specialist Andrew Wood, finance partners Daniel Metcalfe and Madhavi Gosavi, mining and minerals specialist Raj Karia and Middle East and EMEA power projects specialist Chris Down all play key roles in the practice. Senior associate Daniel Giemajner, who handles cross-border project financings and other structured finance transactions in Africa, is a rising star.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Mining and minerals

Within: Mining and minerals

Described simply as 'the best' by one client, the 'excellent' mining and minerals team at Norton Rose Fulbright advised CBG on the expansion of its Sangaredi bauxite mine in western Guinea which involves the construction of additional rail and port infrastructure. Global practice head Martin McCann acted for Yara in the financing and development of their new potash mine in Ethiopia and the associated port terminal in Djibouti. On the banking side, the client-recommended Simon FT Cox handled the issuance of guaranteed notes on behalf of longstanding client Petropavlosk to raise funds for the refinancing of loans provided pursuant to its banking facilities. Holly Stebbing is also a key name to note alongside corporate practice head Raj Karia , projects specialist Mark Berry and dispute resolution expert Neil O’May.

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London: Real estate

Construction

Within: Construction

Norton Rose Fulbright's transactional team is headed by Mark Berry¬†and Richard Hill.¬†Berry specialises in EPC and EPCM contracts and on the delivery of PPP projects, with particular expertise in the natural resources sector, recently advising JG Pears on the construction of a $100m thermal energy plant. Hill has a growing practice in transmission and renewable energy projects as well as advising various major corporates on energy and construction procurement. Other recent work from the team includes Matthew Hardwick¬†and senior associate Michael Weissman¬†advising on the renovation of the Rijeka refinery in Urinj, Croatia, which included the procurement, manufacturing, transportation and erection of a new main column for the crude distillation unit. Donald Warnock¬†heads the ‚Äėexcellent‚Äô disputes team. Also recommended are¬†Simon Ramsden¬†and James Rogers, who¬†is ‚Äėthorough, with an incisive understanding of construction law and practice‚Äô.

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