Norton Rose Fulbright hires new partner

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is expanding its Projects practice in Dubai with the appointment of a new partner Prakruthi Gowda.

Prakruthi is a highly experienced professional who has worked on numerous energy and infrastructure projects worldwide. She has been involved in many groundbreaking projects in the energy transition sector. Her expertise lies in advising lenders and sponsors on energy and infrastructure projects’ commercial and financing aspects. She has also provided valuable advice to financial investors on their investments in the energy and infrastructure sector, including exits. Prakruthi is licensed to practice both English and New York Law and has recently joined Clifford Chance.

In addition to the Projects team, Prakruthi will work closely with colleagues in the wider Middle East banking and finance practice, led by Mohammed Paracha, and the firm’s global network to advise clients on projects throughout the region.

“I am delighted to be joining a firm with a strong focus on the energy and infrastructure space in the Middle East. Norton Rose Fulbright’s platform offers me a great opportunity to grow my practice in this area. My experience in the sector, combined with the existing market-leading practice of the firm, will enable us to provide commercial and practical solutions to clients.

Prakruthi said

“In addition, with Norton Rose Fulbright’s Middle East practice having doubled in size over the past three years, it’s a great period to be returning to the firm and an excellent opportunity to play a part in the firm’s rapid, ongoing growth.”

Mohammed Paracha, Head of Middle East at Norton Rose Fulbright, said:

“We’re thrilled that Prakruthi will be joining the team and to be able to welcome back a former colleague to the firm. Prakruthi has excellent experience across projects and sustainable energy – two major areas for us – and her presence will further strengthen our market-leading practice within the Middle East.”

Prakruthi is the latest in some new hires in the firm’s Dubai office, with Nicholas Sharratt joining as Head of Disputes late last year.

Norton Rose Fulbright offers a full-service practice and has particularly strong experience in energy, infrastructure, financial institutions, government advisory, transport and technology. Its lawyers act for government entities, corporates and financial institutions on their domestic and outbound business.