Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright announces management appointments in Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA), effective 1 October 2017.

Deirdre Walker, partner and current head of dispute resolution and litigation, EMEA, has been appointed head of the Middle East practice. In her new role Deirdre will be based in Dubai and will focus on enhancing the regional practice.

Peter Scott, partner, has been appointed head of dispute resolution and litigation, EMEA. He will also assume the role of head of antitrust and competition, EMEA. Peter, who is based in London, spent the first six years of his career as a general commercial litigator and joined the antitrust and competition team in 2005, becoming a partner two years later.   

Patrick Bourke, current head of Middle East, will relocate to London, UK, where he will be a partner in the dispute resolution and litigation team. Patrick has a particular focus on fraud, banking, construction and real estate disputes.

Martin Scott, managing partner, Norton Rose Fulbright EMEA, comments: ’I would like to wish Deirdre, Peter and Patrick every success in their new roles. Deirdre has been a long-term member of our management team and therefore will bring significant experience to her new role. Peter’s combined litigation and investigations experience make him ideally suited to lead our dispute resolution offering across EMEA. Patrick’s return to London reflects the global nature of our business and our clients and the continued commitment to the growth of our practice.’