Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced it is to open an office in Monaco. The firm will provide legal services in the Principality as Norton Rose Fulbright Monaco S.A.M.
The new office will be located in Rue du Gabian, Monaco, and is scheduled to open for business early 2017. It will primarily service the firm’s shipping and finance clients, some whom are based in or have close connections with Monaco. The office will be headed by Dimitri Sofianopoulos, partner and head of Norton Rose Fulbright Greece, who will divide his time between Greece and Monaco.
Harry Theochari, global head of transport commented: “Shipping is at the heart of this firm and we are recognised as a global market leader. Despite the shipping downturn, we have continued to invest in our shipping and wider transport practice. We look forward to extending our global footprint further with the opening of our office in Monaco, which together with our expansion into Vancouver and the addition of a market leading shipping team on Canada’s West Coast, will enable us to provide an even more comprehensive service to our clients.”
Norton Rose Fulbright’s shipping and finance practice advises on the full range of shipping and offshore matters, from complex tax lease structures to anti-competition actions and ship building disputes. The team routinely advises on shipping finance, mergers and acquisitions, competition and regulation, infrastructure, energy and shipping litigation.
The new office in Monaco follows Norton Rose Fulbright’s recent expansion in the US (San Francisco) and Canada (Vancouver).