Norton Rose dispute resolution overhaul heralds new chief

Norton Rose dispute resolution overhaul heralds new chief” />The international dispute resolution practice at Norton Rose is undergoing a dramatic overhaul, with global head James Bagge handing over the baton to partner Antony Dutton.

Dutton, who heads the commercial, banking, regulatory and insurance teams, said that once the whole department moves over to Norton Rose’s new building near Tower Bridge, the construction, energy, transport and shipping team will be split in two, with construction creating a third practice. “As is generally accepted, the domestic market has slowed down, so we now see our growth areas as international arbitration and international enforcement,” said Dutton. “We’re looking to develop our dispute resolution practices in developing markets, as we did with the Middle East.”

The restructuring will see three or four internal promotions globally, with the same number of lateral hires. As The Lawyer revealed (15 January), this includes Barlow Lyde & Gilbert reinsurance partner Michael Mendelowitz, who will head the insurance team.

Bagge said that, after four and a half years as deputy and global head of dispute resolution, he felt it was time to introduce some new blood.