Norton Rose has hired a new partner for its Bangkok office.
 
Andrew Lucas will be relocating to Thailand from Beijing, where he had been a partner with Baker & McKenzie.
 
Lucas is a corporate lawyer who focuses on mergers and acquisitions, financing and restructuring deals. In 2010, Lucas was one of the lead partners who advised Aluminium Corporation of China on its joint venture with Rio Tinto Group to develop and operate an iron ore mine in Guinea.
 
Norton Rose says the move is due to increased M&A activity in Thailand.
 
Lucas joined Baker & McKenzie as counsel in 2007 and was made partner in 2008. Prior to that, he was a partner in the London office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, where he worked on high-yield debt and equity restructurings.
 
In Asia, Norton Rose also has office in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. In Indonesia, the firm has an alliance with Jakarta-based firm Susandarini & Partners. Norton Rose also has a presence in Australia via its merger with local firm Deacons in 2010. The firm has almost 3,000 lawyers worldwide.
 
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