NRF adds 3 partners for combination with Henry Davis York

by Steve Randall21 Nov 2017
NRF adds 3 partners for combination with Henry Davis York
Three new partners will join the partnership of the combined Norton Rose Fulbright and Henry David York.

The firm has announced that Sydney-based competition, anti-trust and regulatory lawyer Belinda Harvey; and Melbourne-based corporate and M&A lawyer Chris Mitchell will become partners on 1st December, the date that the merger is due to go live.

In addition, after three years in Singapore, head of the Asia Pacific energy team Vincent Dwyer will return to Sydney in January. The former Australian corporate practice leader will continue to focus on M&A activity and the provision of strategic advice in the energy and infrastructure sectors, and will work closely with global energy leader Simon Currie who is also based on Sydney.

Ropes Gray appoints first female chair in 152-year history
A lawyer who began her career as a summer associate at Ropes Gray is to become the global firm’s first female chair.

Julie H. Jones will take the helm in 2020, leading a firm with 1,200 lawyers across 11 offices extending from its US base to Europe and Asia Pacific’s four offices in Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo.

“Our firm is defined by the amazing talent and client dedication of our lawyers, as well as our teamwork across practices and geographies,” Ms. Jones said. “As an M&A lawyer, I’ve had the benefit of seeing firsthand the differentiated results we deliver to clients by bringing together diverse practices and offices in a seamless way.”

Global firm announces association in Myanmar
Clyde & Co has entered into an association with Myanmar law firm Shaikh David & Co.

The two firms have been working together for many years and the new arrangement will enable to global firm to offer a more integrated service for its Myanmar clients; and give Kuala Lumpur-based Shaikh David access to Clyde’s worldwide network.