Norton Rose Fulbright is a leading legal practice whose more than 3,800 lawyers have a global reach that spans 50-plus cities in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. They represent some of the world's largest and most prominent financial institutions and corporations as well as assist governments, public bodies, and regulatory authorities with their various needs.
Norton Rose attorneys receive the accolades from far and wide, as they are recognized for their integrity, passion, professionalism, superb technical skills, and ability to see the broader picture and anticipate consequences. They are, furthermore, known for their strengths across a number of industries – a fact that is reflected in their proven track records of success. In fact, the firm, as a whole, is lauded for its abilities across all sectors, from technology and innovation to healthcare to mining and commodities.
The firm's dynamic energy practice is widely known to be sophisticated and forward-thinking. With more than 800 lawyers dedicated to the practice, the Norton Rose group is one of the world's largest of its kind. They work across the spectrum of industry areas, including nuclear, oil and gas, power, renewables, sustainability and climate change, and water. Clients are in the hands of highly capable attorneys; many of them draw from prior experiences working at major energy companies. Their backgrounds are considered a boon for their clients, who come from the leading countries in energy production all around the globe.
One such attorney is global head of energy Simon Currie, who is now based in the firm's Sydney office after having previously worked in London. He focuses his practice on the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors, with a particular focus on advising clients on development, acquisition, and financing matters. His international expertise is well-known by peers and clients alike and makes his prominence in the field unquestionable.
Based in the firm's international headquarters of London, Jeffery Barratt is a talented lawyer and senior banking partner who frequents the Norton Rose Turkish station as well. He has more than 20 years of experience throughout various jurisdictions, having worked on infrastructure power and energy deals around the world with a particular interest in Europe and the Middle East. Barratt is known for his solution-oriented approach and deft abilities when presented with complex or otherwise high-profile transactions. He has secured sweeping victories for his clients and continues to make waves within the energy industry.
Like many of his Norton Rose peers, Barratt is recognized internationally as a leader in his field. Outside of his particular practice, he has served on the board of Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law for nearly 30 years in addition to his roles sitting on multiple committees, boards, councils, and associations. Over the course of his career, he has demonstrated his staunch commitment to giving back to the community and supporting the next generation of professionals.
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