McGuire Woods picks up Norton Rose corporate partner

Norton Rose corporate partner Simon Cox is leaving the firm to join US outfit McGuire Woods’ London office.

Simon Cox
Simon Cox

Cox, who specialises in emerging markets, has been a partner at Norton Rose’s City base since 2000, advising on M&A deals in central and eastern Europe, Turkey and the Far East.

He led the team advising the shareholders of Turkish shipping outfit UN Ro-Ro on their £640m sale of a 97.6 per cent stake in the company to private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, where Norton Rose teamed up with local firm Özel & Özel Attorneys At Law (22 October 2007).

The hire follows the recruitment of a corporate partner and a restructuring partner by McGuire Woods in London in 2010, shortly after both partners had left legacy Squire Sanders & Dempsey (11 May 2010).

McGuireWoods launched in the UK in 2009 through a merger with London firm Grundberg Mocatta Rakison and trades as McGuireWoods London (25 March 2009). Its largest office is in Richmond, Virginia.