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Norton Rose Fulbright announces new joint global heads of energy

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Norton Rose Fulbright has announced the appointment of partners Anne Lapierre and John Mauel as joint global heads of energy with effect from 1 June 2018.

Anne and John will be responsible for promoting the company’s energy strategy.

Anne Lapierre is based in Paris and is involved in a number of renewable and conventional oil and gas transactions in relation to project development, construction, financing, acquisition and transfer of projects. She has advised on numerous innovative and first-in-country projects in France, North Africa, as well as sub-Saharan francophone Africa, and has significant experience of solar and wind power projects. Anne was previously head of energy for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

US legal guide Best Lawyers named Anne “Lawyer of the Year 2017” for project finance and development in the French market. Anne is a member of the board of France’s main wind energy trade organisation (FEE) and in November 2017 was appointed to the Solar Impulse Foundation’s Strategic Committee. Anne is also ranked among the 50 most influential lawyers in Africa by publication Jeune Afrique and has been included in A Word About Wind’s prestigious international Women’s Power List Top 100.

John Mauel is based in Houston and has over 30 years of experience in handling the development, financing, acquisition, and divestiture of domestic and international LNG, oil and gas, and electric power projects, including the consortium structuring and joint venture arrangements involved in such projects. John is currently acting as lead outside counsel in connection with several major LNG projects and upstream oil and gas acquisitions and divestitures.

John is ranked as a leading individual by a number of prestigious directories such as Chambers, Who’s Who and Texas Super Lawyer.

Peter Martyr, global chief executive, comments:
“I would like to congratulate Anne and John on their new roles and look forward to working with them to drive our global energy practice further forward. The team continues to go from strength to strength having gained a number of accolades and top rankings from industry leading bodies such as IJ Global, Project Finance International and Clean Energy Pipeline to name but a few.”

Anne Lapierre comments:
“This is an exciting and challenging time for the energy sector. As a truly global industry, projects continue to go up and investments are made in all corners of the globe. I look forward to working with colleagues in our stellar global team who are well placed to advise clients, wherever they happen to be and wherever they are looking to invest.”

John Mauel comments:
“The markets continue to adapt and change as the industry requires it to and it is important that we as global advisers are right there at the front with our clients to see this through with them. I’m proud to be a part of and lead such a strong global practice with long-standing experience in advising on some of the most cutting edge and complex projects across the entire energy mix.”

Anne and John take over from current global head of energy Simon Currie who is leading an innovative new advisory business that will provide services to the energy sector. Simon will continue as a consultant with the company.

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