Norton Rose Fulbright expands Dubai banking and projects teams

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Norton Rose Fulbright has announced that banking and finance lawyer Nick Robinson has joined the firm as partner in its Dubai office.

Robinson, who joins from Stephenson Harwood, has been based in Dubai since 2010. He advises regional and international financial institutions and corporates on secured lending transactions, and has particular expertise in development and project finance on both a conventional finance and Islamic finance basis. His current practice covers sectors including real estate finance, ECA-backed finance, acquisition finance, asset finance and trade finance, and Nick also advises on restructuring and insolvency matters.

Robinson was recognised as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ by the Legal 500 in 2020. Prior to joining Stephenson Harwood, he spent eight years as associate and counsel in the banking and projects team at Norton Rose Fulbright in Dubai.

Deirdre Walker, head of Middle East at Norton Rose Fulbright, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Nick back to Norton Rose Fulbright as partner, further expanding the team following the appointment of Nick Kramer as projects and construction partner earlier this year. Nick Robinson has in-depth experience of UAE law, which expands upon our capability as a local law provider. His experience at Norton Rose Fulbright and knowledge of the local market makes him a strong fit for the office and his hire strengthens the full service offering of the banking team.”

Norton Rose Fulbright’s international construction and projects practice is recognised industry-wide. In 2019, the firm advised on more completed project finance transactions than any other international law firm according to IJ Global, received 18 IJ Global awards for ‘Deal of the Year’ which included deals carried out in the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Alongside this, the projects team received six PFI ‘Deal of the Year’ awards for construction-related projects.

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