Norton Rose Fulbright names Nick Sharratt as ME Dispute Head

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is reinforcing its commitment to the Middle East with the appointment of top-tier partner Nick Sharratt (pictured) as the Head of Dispute Resolution for the region. 

Nick Sharratt, a renowned legal practitioner celebrated for his unwavering client dedication, brings over a decade of Middle East experience to his new role. He specializes in a wide array of legal disciplines, including litigation, international arbitration, asset recovery, and the complex landscape of multi-jurisdictional enforcement. 

Sharratt boasts a blue-chip clientele spanning diverse industries such as financial institutions, energy and infrastructure, construction, commodities, hospitality, and transport. Operating from the firm’s UAE base, he is set to make a significant impact on Norton Rose Fulbright’s regional disputes offering. 

In expressing his excitement about joining Norton Rose Fulbright, Sharratt said, “I am thrilled to be joining Norton Rose Fulbright. As a truly global firm, with offices located all over the world, it is a great platform for me to further develop my disputes practice and support my clients across the Middle East and beyond. I am looking forward to working with the firm’s regional practice group heads to further cement Norton Rose Fulbright as one of the leading brands in the region.” 

Mohammed Paracha, Head of Middle East at Norton Rose Fulbright, extended a warm welcome, stating, “We are delighted to welcome Nick to head up our Middle East disputes practice. Nick has impressive experience, across a wide range of key industry sectors, and will be an invaluable addition to our team and wider regional offering.” 

Patrick Bourke, EMEA Head of Dispute Resolution and Litigation at Norton Rose Fulbright, further underlined the significance of Sharratt’s appointment, saying, “Nick will be leading a highly successful and growing team in the region, and his wealth of experience and expertise in arbitration, litigation, and asset tracing will further strengthen our Middle East disputes offering.” 

Norton Rose Fulbright boasts a full-service practice in the Middle East, with a particularly strong track record in key sectors such as energy, infrastructure, financial institutions, transport, technology, real estate, and hospitality. The firm is known for its deep understanding of the region and serves government entities, corporations, and financial institutions in handling their most critical domestic and international legal matters.