Norton Rose reappoints Peter Martyr as Group Chief Executive

Mr. Martyr led the growth of the Group which will have more than 2,900 lawyers in 43 offices by next year.

International legal practice Norton Rose Group has today confirmed that Peter Martyr will continue as Group Chief Executive from 1 January 2012, the same day that leading Canadian law firm Macleod Dixon joins the Group.

The term will be for three years.

Peter Martyr has led the recent growth of Norton Rose Group which from 1 January 2012 will have more than 2,900 lawyers in 43 offices throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, Canada, Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, according to a Norton Rose report.

Peter Martyr, Group Chief Executive, Norton Rose Group said:

"The last three years have been exciting for the Group. We have been fortunate in finding strong businesses around the world that wanted to join in with our vision of the future. We have a clear sight of what we want to achieve and a great set of people. The team that I have with me is excellent and have made the job rewarding. I look forward to continuing as Group Chief Executive."

Norton Rose Group specialises in six industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation and pharmaceuticals and life sciences. Peter Martyr introduced the industry sector-led focus to the practice in 2003.

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