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Norton White bolsters aviation and transport law practice with new partner

written by WOFA | October 2, 2019

Norton White has appointed a new partner to bolster its aviation and transport practice. (Rob Finlayson)
Norton White has appointed a new partner to bolster its aviation and transport practice. (Rob Finlayson)

Legal firm Norton White has expanded its ranks of aviation and transport experts with the appointment of a former chief legal officer from Toll Group.

The law practice, which specialises in transport and aviation law, said on Tuesday Adam Martin would join Norton White as a partner and work in its mergers and acquisitions practice, as well as contribute to the firm’s future strategic direction.

Senior partner Mark Mackrell said Martin, who was based in Melbourne, would broaden the firm’s capabilities and service offerings for existing clients.

Further, it would give the firm the opportunity to expand.

“Adam is extremely accomplished and his extensive international and domestic experience, particularly in M&A, asset and share sales and competition law will be beneficial to our clients,” Mackrell said in a statement on Tuesday.

“Norton White has established a presence as a leading practice in transport and aviation law in Australia and the Pacific and it is appropriate that we now have partners based in each of Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.”

A supplied image of Adam Martin. (Norton White)

Martin was group general manager for legal and mergers and acquisitions support at Toll between May 2001 and December 2016, according to his Linkedin profile.


His most recent role was company secretary and general counsel at ME Bank, a position he held from November 2018 to August 2019.

In terms of its aerospace work, Norton White said on its website its clients included aviation underwriters and brokers, airlines, aircraft and helicopter operators, maintenance organisations and flying schools, among others,

Further, the law firm also did aircraft financing work on behalf of operators and financiers such as setting up operating leases or mortgage finance.

It also acts for airlines, operators and other companies such as insurers.


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