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Norton Rose has hired French tax partner Bertrand Dussert for its Paris office as it makes eleven assistants to partner. Dussert, who specialises in corporate tax, leaves from French tax specialists Bureau Francis Lefebvre, which this year became part of Cameron McKenna’s CMS alliance of European firms.The new partners from other firms, who were all previously assistants, are: US and English-qualified Tom Speechly from US firm Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, capital markets specialist Christian Parker from Linklaters and real estate lawyer Rajindh Mangat from Ashurst Morris Crisp.Norton Rose also made up 11 new partners, primarily in London in its banking, corporate finance and litigation practices as part of its annual partnership round.Two of the newly made-up partners were in the firm’s foreign offices. In Greece, shipping finance lawyer Dimitri Sofianopolous will now be a partner and so will corporate finance lawyer Benedict Coleman in Prague.Norton Rose managing partner Roger Birkby said: “We continue to focus on a growth agenda.”

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