International legal practice Norton Rose Group has been named global Mining Law Firm of the Year in the 2012 Who's Who Legal Awards. This is the first time the Group has been selected for this honour. 15 members of the Group’s global mining team from nine different offices appear in Who’s Who mining rankings. Norton Rose Group has more of its lawyers selected for inclusion than any other firm in Who’s Who global research.
Callum Campbell, editor in chief of Who's Who Legal, said:
“Norton Rose stands out as the world’s leading firm in this discipline, and the calibre and expertise of its lawyers are globally recognised by clients and peers alike.”
Martin McCann, Head of Infrastructure, Mining and Commodities at Norton Rose Group, said:
“We have created a global network based upon real strength and depth in all the key mining hubs. This accolade shows clients and competitors see the unique nature of our offering.”
Norton Rose Group’s mining team members ranked as world leaders by Who’s Who for 2012 include:
• Mark Bankes, Consultant
• Raj Karia, Partner
• Anatoly Andriash, Joint head of Moscow
• Aydin Jebrailov, Partner
• Levon Kocharyan, Partner
• Shaun McRobert, Partner
• James H. Coleman, QC, Senior Partner
• Crae Garrett, Partner
• Marvin Singer, Senior Partner
• Kevin Cron, Head of Corporate, South Africa
• Michael Dale, Director
• Glenn Faass, Managing Partner - Bogotá, Senior Partner
• Jorge Neher, Partner
• Elisabeth Eljuri, Global Practice Leader - Latin America, Partner
• Yerzhan Kumarov, Managing Partner, Almaty
Who’s Who Legal ranks leading lawyers in their fields based exclusively on the findings of an independent six-month research process that encompasses feedback from private practitioners, clients and other experts in the sector. The awards are based on a number of factors, including general feedback received in the research process, past performance in the research and the overall aggregate number of weighted votes cast in their favour.
The Who’s Who awards and rankings are available here.
Norton Rose Group’s global mining practice is pre-eminent in the field. Based in offices across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Canada, Kazakhstan and the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, and including lawyers from many practice areas, the team has experience of acting on mining transactions in almost every country in the world.