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Norton Rose appoints Vancouver lawyer as global head of infrastructure and resources

Friday, August 06, 2021 @ 1:30 PM | By John Chunn


Norton Rose Fulbright announced the appointment of New York and Vancouver lawyer Doug Buchanan as its global head of infrastructure and resources. Buchanan will also serve as the firm’s global co-head of energy, infrastructure and resources alongside Paris partner Anne Lapierre and Houston partner John Mauel.

In a press release, Gerry Pecht, Norton Rose Fulbright’s global chief executive, said: “Doug brings decades of industry experience as well as proven leadership skills to the role of global head of infrastructure and resources. Our clients and lawyers benefit from his knowledge of global infrastructure and his ability to identify new projects for client business growth.”

Buchanan, who previously served as Norton Rose Fulbright’s co-head of North American infrastructure, added: “Over the last few decades, global social, environmental and investor preference shifts have pushed the definition of infrastructure far beyond roads, public buildings and commuter rail projects. The range of transactions handled by our infrastructure team now includes smart cities, data centres, broadband, district energy, energy transition, building retrofits, transit oriented developments and resiliency projects. Our investment in recruiting and training has us well positioned to advise clients at the highest level on projects in any asset class.”

Before joining Norton Rose Fulbright in 2018, Buchanan served as co-head of the global infrastructure and project finance group at a New York-based international law firm. Prior to that, he built an infrastructure and P3 group at a national Canadian law firm.