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Fasken Clients Shine at the Infrastructure Industry Awards

Toronto (Canada) – The successes of Fasken clients were highlighted at the 2020 P3 Bulletin Awards. The seventh annual awards ceremony took place virtually on March 4, 2021. The P3 Bulletin Awards recognize and reward outstanding achievements in public-private partnerships across the Americas. Winners were selected by a panel of industry experts.

The Fasken team advised on a number of client matters that received accolades, including:

  • Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority and the Gordie Howe International Bridge project – Gold, ESG Performance of the Year
  • Corner Brook Acute Care, Canada – Gold, Best Social Infrastructure Project
  • Regina Bypass, Canada – Highly Commended, Best Operational Transport Project
  • Belle Chasse Tunnel and Bridge Replacement Toll Concession, USA – Highly Commended, Best Road Project

The Gordie Howe International Bridge project has been the recipient of several other industry awards, including: IJGlobal’s Road Deal of the YearLexpert’s Canadian Deal of the YearPFI’s Transport Deal of the Year, the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships Outstanding Emerging Project Award, and CG/LA Infrastructure’s prestigious 2019 Oracle Project of the Year Award.

The Fasken Global Infrastructure and Projects Group works extensively with authorities, proponents, consortia, constructors, lenders and other private sector project participants in multiple jurisdictions at the federal, provincial, state and municipal government levels in the US and Canada. Fasken was recognized as North American Public Sector Legal Adviser of the Year (2018) for its expertise in Infrastructure and PPP Projects and is also a past recipient of the Gold Award – Top Legal PPP Advisor in North America (2015) and Silver Award – North American Legal Advisor of the Year (2019) from P3 Bulletin.

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Norton Rose Fulbright cuts 132 roles — majority in London

Norton Rose Fulbright’s London office

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) is to cut over 130 roles across its Europe, Middle East and Asia offices, it confirmed on Friday, with London taking the biggest hit.

The international law firm is to make 114 staff redundant in its London HQ, including 19 associates and counsel. The vast majority of cuts affect secretaries and business services staff.

“We have taken the decision to restructure our business services operating model to set us up to lead and thrive in a period of change and uncertainty,” Peter Scott, EMEA managing partner said. “Our resilient performance over 2020 allows us to make these changes now.”

He continued: “Our new operating model will help us serve our clients as effectively and efficiently as possible. Unfortunately, a number of colleagues who have made important contributions will leave us. We have followed a process that is as fair, robust and sensitive as possible, to bring a swift resolution.”

In the wake of the pandemic, a number of major legal players have made job cuts.

In December, Addleshaw Goddard cut 19 lawyer roles across its UK offices following a redundancy consultation, while Reed Smith made thirteen lawyers and six support staff redundant last summer. Other firms to make cuts include Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Shoosmiths and Squire Patton Boggs.