Maritime and energy leader Wylie Spicer joins Norton Rose Canada
July 16, 2012
Norton Rose Canada announced today that maritime law and energy lawyer Wylie Spicer, Q.C., has joined the firm. Wylie has more than 30 years experience in all aspects of the offshore energy industry and is a recognized authority on Arctic law. He will be based in our Calgary office where he will focus on serving the firm’s energy clients.
John Coleman, managing partner of Norton Rose Canada said:
“Wylie will be a tremendous addition to our transport and energy teams and will assist our clients in some very exciting areas. The federal government's planned auction of more than 900,000 hectares in the Canadian Arctic for offshore development offers huge economic potential.”
“We will soon be launching a dedicated Canadian North and Arctic law team to support our clients’ growing interest for this part of the world, and Wylie will be an important part of it. His unique skill set will perfectly complement the international offshore practice of our Group.”
Prior to joining Norton Rose Canada, Wylie was practising in the Halifax office of one of Atlantic Canada’s leading law firms, where he was managing partner from 2001-2006. In 2006, Wylie was recognized as one of Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEO award winners. An immediate past president of the Canadian Bar Association for Nova Scotia and member of the Canadian Maritime Law Association, Wylie has published extensively in the maritime aspects of offshore oil and gas development.
Norton Rose Canada’s energy team has been a part of the evolution of the oil and gas market domestically and internationally. We have been a top energy law firm in Calgary for 100 years. Our international energy law practice is one of the largest in the world and serves energy clients in challenging environments, both on and off-shore.
Norton Rose Canada’s shipping team, part of the firm’s transportation team, focuses on all aspects of marine transportation and associated activities. With a presence in almost all of the main maritime hubs, our global practice is one of a few that is able to provide a full spectrum of services needed by today’s sophisticated international shipping companies. Boasting one of the world’s leading transport practices, shipping has been at our core throughout our 200-year history.
For further information please contact:
Rebecca Geddes, senior public relations advisor (English press), Norton Rose Canada LLP
Tel: +403 267 8177; Mob: +403 650 9240
Peter Zvanitajs, senior public relations advisor (English press), Norton Rose Canada LLP
Tel: +416 216 1871; Mob: +416 553 5789
Johanna Pardo, senior public relations advisor, Norton Rose Canada (Quebec and Latin America), Norton Rose Canada LLP
Tel: +514 847 4921; Mob: +514 576 2399
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