Norton Rose Fulbright promotes 54 lawyers globally in its 2022 partner class

12th January 2022

Norton Rose Fulbright promotes 54 lawyers globally in its 2022 partner class

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that 54 of its lawyers received promotions to partner in locations around the world and director in South Africa, effective January 1, 2022.

The promotions span 10 global practice areas: litigation and disputes (18 lawyers); corporate, M&A and securities (10); banking and finance (9); intellectual property (4); employment and labour (3); tax (3); real estate (2); bankruptcy, financial restructuring and insolvency (1); information governance, privacy and cybersecurity (1); and projects (1). Twenty-three of the 54 promoted lawyers are women (43%).

In South Africa, Paul Cartwright has been promoted in the insurance litigation team in Johannesburg.  Cartwright joined in April 2020 from the Office of the Johannesburg State Attorney where he was head of the medico-legal section and Acting Deputy State Attorney.  Before that, he was in private practice, until he accepted an appointment as an acting magistrate in Durban.  He was admitted in 1998, boasting 24 years’ experience in the medical negligence and insurance fields and his promotion is strategically important for the team’s very successful medical law practice.

Gerry Pecht, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Global Chief Executive, said, “Congratulations to these outstanding individuals who represent the future of Norton Rose Fulbright on their well-deserved promotions. Our clients continually praise these rising stars for their industry knowledge, business acumen and innovative solutions. I am especially proud that women account for more than 40% of our partner promotions for the third straight year, aligning with our ongoing gender diversity target of 40% women in our overall partnership, leadership roles, lawyer promotions, lateral additions and senior business services hires.”

Promotion details, including lawyer name, practice and location, can be found below.




Hong Kong

South Africa*

United Kingdom

United States

*Lawyers in South Africa receive promotions to director instead of partner.