Macleod Dixon joins Norton Rose adding depth to become a Canadian
and international powerhouse
TORONTO, Jan. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - On January 1, 2012, Macleod Dixon and
Norton Rose OR merged forming a new legal and business pipeline to the
world. The firm will be known as Norton Rose Canada—a global leader in
energy and mining law and the only major Canadian legal practice with
offices in Latin America.
The merger adds depth to Norton Rose Canada's resources across its six
key industry sectors—financial institutions; energy; infrastructure,
mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and
pharmaceuticals and life sciences. In particular, Norton Rose Canada's
energy and infrastructure, mining and commodities sectors have been
Norton Rose Canada is a top three Canadian legal practice and has more
than 700 lawyers based in Calgary, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Québec,
Caracas and Bogotá. It is one of a small number of Canadian firms with
a leading practice in each of the three main markets in Canada—Calgary,
Toronto and Montréal.
John Coleman, Managing Partner of Norton Rose Canada said:
"Norton Rose Canada can serve clients in new ways with a broader
international reach and unmatched strength in key business sectors.
With offices in Latin America and as a market leader in Calgary and
western Canada, we are a new Canadian powerhouse."
Bill Tuer, Integration Partner of Norton Rose Canada said:
"We are very excited about helping our clients continue to grow in
Canada and globally. We can now support them through stronger offices
in Canada and in key international markets. In the energy sector, there
is a strong global focus on western Canada and more than ever,
investment is flowing into and out of the region. We've expanded
globally for 20 years and creating Norton Rose Canada was a
client-driven decision. This isn't our first international rodeo, but
it's our biggest."
Peter Martyr, Group Chief Executive, Norton Rose Group said:
"This is a great step going forward for the Group. This merger delivers
real strength in energy and mining in emerging markets such as Latin
America, Central Asia and Russia. In Canada, the merger means we now
have close to 700 lawyers across all the key markets, making us one of
the top three legal practices in the country."
The enlarged Norton Rose Group is one of the five largest international
legal practices, with more than 2,900 lawyers in 43 offices throughout
Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America
and Central Asia.
John Coleman will continue as the Managing Partner of Norton Rose Canada
and Bill Tuer will join the Executive Committee of Norton Rose Canada
and the Group.
A full media pack for reporters is located at nortonrose.com/groupmediapack
Notes for editors:
Norton Rose Canada LLP
Norton Rose Canada LLP is a member of Norton Rose Group, a leading
international legal practice offering a full business law service to
many of the world's pre-eminent financial institutions and corporations
from offices in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, Africa, the Middle
East, Latin America and Central Asia.
The Group's lawyers share industry knowledge and sector expertise across
borders to support clients anywhere in the world. The Group is strong
in financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and
commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and pharmaceuticals
and life sciences.
Norton Rose Group has more than 2900 lawyers operating from 43 offices
in Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Amsterdam, Athens, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing,
Bogotá, Brisbane, Brussels, Calgary, Canberra, Cape Town, Caracas,
Casablanca, Dubai, Durban, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Johannesburg,
London, Melbourne, Milan, Montréal, Moscow, Munich, Ottawa, Paris,
Perth, Piraeus, Prague, Québec, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney,
Tokyo, Toronto and Warsaw; and from associate offices in Dar es Salaam,
Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta.
Norton Rose Group comprises Norton Rose LLP, Norton Rose Australia,
Norton Rose Canada LLP, Norton Rose South Africa (incorporated as
Deneys Reitz Inc.), and their respective affiliates.
SOURCE Norton Rose Canada LLP
For further information:
Peter Zvanitajs, Senior Public Relations Advisor (English press), Norton Rose Canada LLP
Tel: +416 216 1871; Mob: +416 553 5789
Johanna Pardo, Senior Public Relations Advisor (Québec region/French press), Norton Rose Canada LLP
Tel: +514 847 4921; Mob: +514 576 2399
Danielle Gill, Communications and Media Relations Specialist (Calgary), Norton Rose Canada LLP
Tel: +403 267 8168; Mob: +403 836 3182