NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--A prominent transactional lawyer with more than 30 years of cross-border corporate experience has joined the global legal practice of Norton Rose Fulbright's US member firm as a partner.
“We are strategically located in a global business center in New York, and we work with the world's leading corporations and financial institutions. With Chris' vast transactional experience, he will be an asset to the business team and our clients.”
Christopher Hilbert comes to Norton Rose Fulbright's New York office from Jones Day, where he was a partner. His practice covers a wide range of corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, capital markets and significant contracts. His client representations include aerospace and rail transportation manufacturers, energy companies and financial institutions.
Kenneth Stewart, Managing Partner of Norton Rose Fulbright's US member firm, said:
"Chris has established himself as one of the most sought-after transactional lawyers when it comes to M&A and securities work, and he will be an excellent resource for our clients."
In addition to advising US businesses, Hilbert also counsels Canadian and other non-US groups on acquisitions and investments.
Thomas Hughes, the firm's Head of Business Law, commented:
"Chris is a preeminent corporate practitioner recognized both nationally and internationally for his legal capabilities. He has advised a variety of businesses, from energy to transportation to manufacturing, and his experience in overseeing cross-border transactions will greatly benefit our international clients."
Hilbert, who has been recognized as a BTI Client Service All-Star in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013, said:
"Norton Rose Fulbright has an outstanding reputation when it comes to client service, and I am eager to contribute to advancing these efforts. I look forward to being part of a practice with a worldwide reach, as my international transactional experience should allow me to thrive with this global enterprise."
Steven Suzzan, Partner-in-Charge of Norton Rose Fulbright's New York office, commented:
"We are strategically located in a global business center in New York, and we work with the world's leading corporations and financial institutions. With Chris' vast transactional experience, he will be an asset to the business team and our clients."
Hilbert received his JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and his BA, summa cum laude, in economics from Amherst College.
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