Norton Rose Fulbright Strengthens Middle East Debt Capital Markets Practice with Arrival of New Partner

Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has today announced the arrival of new debt capital markets partner, Gregory Man.

Gregory joins from Clifford Chance in Hong Kong where he was a senior debt capital markets lawyer. Prior to being in Hong Kong, Gregory was based in Dubai for five years and brings with him a strong debt capital markets practice and first rate experience and contacts.

Gregory’s arrival further strengthens the global debt capital markets practice of Norton Rose Fulbright which continues to work on innovative transactions including the recent US$1.5 billion drawdown under the US$10 billion Sukuk programme for Islamic Development Bank.

Gregory acts for leading financial institutions, key corporates and government entities in both the Middle East and Asia. He advises on the full range of debt capital market structures including a groundbreaking trade creditor Sukuk programme and an award-winning Shariah compliant securitisation in the real estate sector.

Mohammed Paracha, Head of banking and finance for the Middle East and Head of Islamic finance for the Middle East and Africa at Norton Rose Fulbright commented:

“We are delighted Gregory is joining us at this exciting time. We continue to work on cutting edge debt capital markets transactions, many of which are firsts in their field. Gregory has worked on multiple market leading mandates. His experience leverages the valuable trade links and connectivity between the Middle East and Asia, and further strengthens our growing team.”

Gregory Man commented:

“I am looking forward to returning to the Middle East to continue to develop Norton Rose Fulbright’s conventional and Islamic debt capital markets practice in the region. I believe that my time spent in both the Middle East and Asia, two of the most exciting developing markets, will bring great benefit to the practice’s clients.”

Gregory’s appointment follows the arrival of Saudi banking and finance Of counsel Robin Balmer in November 2013.

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