Norton Rose Australia has today announced
the appointment of four new lateral partners strengthening
its corporate practice and adding depth to its banking,
funds and financial services offering.
John Moutsopoulos, Zein El Hassan and Paul Humphreys will
join Norton Rose Australia from Clayton Utz. Tessa Hoser
joins the banking and finance practice at Norton Rose
Australia in Sydney from her role as General Counsel at
Export Finance and Insurance Corporation, a Commonwealth
statutory authority, having previously been a banking
partner at Freehills in Sydney.
The appointments bring to 16 the number of lateral partners
who have joined Norton Rose Australia since it integrated
with Norton Rose Group.
Don Boyd, Managing Partner and Group Deputy Chief Executive
said: “The appointments are an important strategic fit for
us as we focus on accelerating the development of our key
financial institutions business in Asia Pacific growth
markets and across the globe. We work with some of the
world’s leading financial institutions and it is our
responsibility to ensure we continue to support clients with
the best legal practitioners in the country.”
John is a senior partner at Clayton Utz and heads the
financial services group and co-heads the investment funds
group. John specialises in funds management, financial
services law, capital raisings and structuring and advising
on financial products and services.
Zein is also with Clayton Utz where he is an investment
funds and financial services partner. Zein advises on all
aspects of managed funds, superannuation, life insurance,
structured and retirement products, corporate and investment
governance, product and entity rationalisation as well as
mergers, acquisitions and divestments within the financial
Paul is a senior tax and structuring partner at Clayton Utz.
Prior to that, Paul was the Global Tax Manager at AMP Group.
He has specialised in the financial services industry for
over 20 years and has experience in mergers and
acquisitions, structuring and managing major projects, and
advising on tax efficient income flows and funding
Tessa has tremendous cross-border expertise, having worked
for a range of clients on Australian, European, US and Asian
transactions. According to Boyd, she will add depth and
quality to Norton Rose Australia’s banking and finance
offering and her experience in structured, corporate and
trade finance and derivatives will benefit clients in the
energy, transport and finance sectors.