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Soliman named global chair of Norton Rose Fulbright

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 @ 6:30 AM | By John Chunn

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced that Canadian chair Walied Soliman became its global chair, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Soliman has built a legal practice focused on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), takeover defence, complex reorganizations and shareholder activism in Canada.

As global chair, Soliman will focus on developing Norton Rose Fulbright’s cross-border M&A and funds practice. A longtime advocate of diversity, Soliman will also continue to champion initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion across the firm.

The global chair is the chair of the global supervisory board of the firm.

He replaces Tricia Hobson, whose term as global chair expired by rotation on Dec. 31, 2018.

Peter Martyr, global chief executive, said: “The appointment of Walied Soliman ... will be a boost to the continued growth of our global business. Walied is a leading practitioner in the Canadian M&A, takeover defence, complex reorganizations and shareholder activism market. His extensive experience will be invaluable as we grow these practices worldwide.

“I would like to thank Walied’s predecessor, Tricia Hobson, for her contribution and commitment to the global business during her tenure as global chair.”

Soliman said: “Being appointed as the global chair of the supervisory board of our firm is an incredible privilege and opportunity. I look forward to engaging with our partners and clients as we continue to develop our market-leading global legal business.”