Law firm Norton Rose names five new partners in London

Elizabeth Fournier
NORTON Rose yesterday named five London lawyers to its partnership, as part of a 33-strong round of promotions ahead of its US merger this summer.

Alison Baxter, Ian Giles, Helen Masters, Eleanor Martin and Daniel Metcalfe have been made partners in the firm’s London headquarters.

Baxter, Martin and Metcalfe are banking specialists, while Giles works across antitrust, competition and regulatory law and Master is of counsel in the office of the general counsel.

The firm, which will combine with Fulbright & Jaworski on

3 June to become Norton Rose Fulbright, made up 33 partners in total, slightly down on last year’s 36 promotions.

Forty-two per cent of the new partners are female, and 25 come from the firm’s core practice groups of corporate, banking and litigation and dispute resolution.

Global chief executive Peter Martyr, who will lead the new firm, said the promotions “reflect the international strength and diversity of our practice, which will grow again significantly in June”.