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Norton Rose Fulbright

Donald Warnock

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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Construction; Dispute Resolution and litigation


London: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Norton Rose Fulbright is 'a very strong player; it has considerable strength in depth, which allows its talented lawyers to achieve successful outcomes for its clients'. The practice acts for global financial institutions, major corporations and governments and state-owned entities from the firm's key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology; and life sciences and healthcare. James Rogers is 'thorough and reliable and has an incisive understanding of international arbitration law and practice'; Patrick Farrell is 'a very experienced litigator who has an exceptional understanding of strategy that results in successful outcomes for his clients'; and Sherina Petit  is 'pragmatic and will always go that further mile for clients'. The other recommended advisers are Neil Miller, Donald Warnock and Philip Roche, along with Holly Stebbing and Irina Tymczyszyn. Patrick Bourke  and Marie Kelly recently returned to London from the firm's respective Dubai and Athens offices, while Deirdre Walker moved to the firm's Dubai office as Middle East head. Deborah Ruff joined Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

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London: Real estate


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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London: Transport


Within: Rail

Norton Rose Fulbright‚Äôs 'knowledgeable'¬†multi-disciplinary team is active across a range of rail sector mandates including franchising and concessions, rolling stock, projects and infrastructure, planning, finance, environmental law, health and safety; IP, technology, competition, tax, dispute resolution, regulation, real estate and construction. It advised The Go-Ahead Group on the successful issuance of a seven year ¬£250m guaranteed bond; and advised Eversholt on its bid to finance new rolling stock for Arriva in connection with its bid to operate the Wales and Borders franchise. Internationally, the London team is assisting colleagues in Canada in advising the City of Ottawa on the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project. The ‚Äėexperienced‚Äô Tom Johnson¬†leads the team, which¬†includes¬†Donald Warnock, who is experienced in infrastructure projects; the ‚Äėbrilliant‚Äô Andrew Buisson; of counsel Louise Auty, who handles rail sector finance matters; and senior associate Andrew Williams.

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