Gowlings continues to grow London with hire from Norton Rose

Canadian firm Gowlings has continued its energy-focused hiring spree in London with the addition of a former Norton Rose partner.


Andrew Oppenheim, Gowlings’ London office managing partner
Andrew Oppenheim, Gowlings’ London office managing partner

Michael Taylor who was a partner at Norton Rose before becoming a counsel at the firm, will join Gowlings’ London office as a partner in the energy, infrastructure and mining group.

The move closely follows the hire of former British Energy Group general counsel Robert Armour, who joined Gowlings’ London office last week (1 October 2010).

Taylor, who became a partner at Norton Rose in 1979, moved to Italy in 2000 to establish the firm’s Milan office, heading the banking and projects team.

“It’s an exciting new challenge for me,” said Taylor of his hire.

“We’re thrilled to have Michael join our growing London office,” said Andrew Oppenheim, Gowlings’ London office managing partner. “Gowlings has a breadth and depth of energy knowledge that makes us trusted advisers to senior executives across the energy sector. Michael brings with him deep experience and knowledge of energy and project finance, both of which will certainly be an asset to our clients”