Louise Higginbottom

Partner & Head of Risk at Norton Rose Fulbright

Louise Higginbottom

Louise Higginbottom

Partner & Head of Risk at Norton Rose Fulbright

Biography

Louise Higginbottom is Head of risk for Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, responsible for monitoring, and advising on, business and partnership risk issues across Europe, Middle East, Asia and Brazil. Reporting to Louise are the Heads of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP’s compliance, general counsel and partnership teams, and she works closely with Heads of risk and compliance from our other regions, including Lauren Leeker, the Global Head of Compliance. Louise sits on Norton Rose Fulbright LLP’s Management Committee.

Louise also acts as Relationship Partner for Enterprise Clients BP and Lloyds Banking Group and chairs the Norton Rose Fulbright LLP pension scheme. She is a tax lawyer with specialist areas in tax-based asset finance and corporate finance, focused particularly on the transport and energy sectors.

Her previous experience includes acting for major UK lessors on tax-based leases of LNG carriers, advising on major infrastructure transactions, acting on PFI/PPP projects, and acting in significant M&A transactions in the energy and shipping sectors. She joined the legal practice in 1981, qualified in 1983 and became a partner in 1991.

Legal 500 UK 2013 acknowledges that Louise is noted for her ‘concise and easily understandable advice’, while Chambers UK 2012 comments that “there is no ego with Louise. She is straight to the point and efficient, which makes her a very effective practitioner”.

Louise is a qualified Chartered Tax Adviser (ATTI) and is a member of the Tax Section of the International Bar Association.

Louise is quoted as a commentator on tax matters in the Financial Times and contributes frequently to the specialist press, particularly in the transport sector. She has appeared on radio and television commenting on topical tax issues.

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Number of Awards

1

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Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright

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Former Senior Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright

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Controller at Cequence Energy Ltd.

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Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright

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Senior Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright

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Global Chief Executive Officer at Norton Rose Fulbright

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Senior Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright

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Chairman-Norton Rose Fulbright-South Africa at Norton Rose Fulbright

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Chairman, Europe, Middle East & Asia at Norton Rose Fulbright

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Global Co-Head of International Arbitration at Norton Rose Fulbright

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The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is the world's leading organization of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world. It has a membership of more than 50,000 individual lawyers and over 200 bar associations and law societies spanning all continents. it has a considerable expertise in providing assistance to the global legal community.

Career History
Partner & Head of Risk
1981 - Current

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact. Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa (incorporated as Deneys Reitz Inc) and Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, each of which is a separate legal entity, are members (‘the Norton Rose Fulbright members’) of Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss Verein. Norton Rose Fulbright Verein helps coordinate the activities of the Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients.

Boards & Committees
Member, Global Supervisory Board
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Delta Air Lines, Inc. purchases Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. from Singapore Airlines Ltd.

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Reach Plc purchases Local World Ltd.

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Local World Ltd. purchases DMGZ Ltd. from Daily Mail and General Trust Plc, Yattendon Group Plc

Awards & Honors
Chartered Tax Adviser
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