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Norton Rose chair wins United Nations Association in Canada’s Global Citizen Award

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 12:19 PM | By John Chunn


Norton Rose Fulbright announced that its global and Canadian chair, Walied Soliman, was honoured on Nov. 21 as the United Nations Association in Canada’s 2019 Global Citizens Laureate. 

According to Norton Rose Fulbright's press release, UNA-Canada is a national civil society organization with the mandate to educate and engage citizens on the work of the United Nations, and each year it recognizes a prominent Canadian who is deeply engaged and dedicated to the global community.

Soliman is considered a leading authority in special situations and has built a dominant legal practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, takeover defence, complex reorganizations and shareholder activism in Canada. 

Soliman serves as a board member of Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital Foundation. Through their personal philanthropy, he and his wife, Deena, strive to support initiatives that improve health, education and access to social justice for all Canadians.

Kathryn White, president & CEO of UNA-Canada notes: “The UNA-Canada is delighted to welcome Walied Soliman into the circle of enlightened Canadians we have been privileged to recognize and thank for their dedication to our common humanity and well-being. He is a global citizen deeply engaged with the world around him, and clear in meeting his responsibilities to contribute to his society. These qualities and contributions are the measure of our Global Citizens Award.”