• January 8, 2019
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that Canadian chair Walied Soliman will also become its global chair, effective January 1, 2019.
Walied Soliman is considered a leading authority in special situations and has built a dominant legal practice focused on M&A, takeover defence, complex reorganizations and shareholder activism in Canada.
As global chair, Walied will focus on developing Norton Rose Fulbright’s cross-border M&A and funds practice. A long-time advocate of diversity, Walied will also continue to champion initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion across the firm.
The global chair is the chair of the global supervisory board of the firm.
Walied replaces Tricia Hobson, whose term as global chair expired by rotation on December 31, 2018.
Peter Martyr, global chief executive, Norton Rose Fulbright, said:
“The appointment of Walied Soliman to the role of global chair for Norton Rose Fulbright will be a boost to the continued growth of our global business. Walied is a leading practitioner in the Canadian M&A, takeover defence, complex reorganizations and shareholder activism market. His extensive experience will be invaluable as we grow these practices worldwide.
“I would like to thank Walied’s predecessor, Tricia Hobson, for her contribution and commitment to the global business during her tenure as global chair.”
Walied Soliman, global chair, Norton Rose Fulbright, said:
“Being appointed as the global chair of the supervisory board of our firm is an incredible privilege and opportunity. I look forward to engaging with our partners and clients as we continue to develop our market-leading global legal business.”
For more information contact:
Chantal Ouimet, External Communications Manager
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