Ex-CS Legal Head Joins Law Firm

Colin Rice, Norton Rose Fulbright

Colin Rice, Norton Rose Fulbright

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced the appointment of a derivatives and structured finance partner to be based in the Singapore office.

In a press release the firm said that Colin Rice has joined from Credit Suisse, Singapore where he was a Director in the General Counsel function covering APAC Global Markets and the South East Asia Country Coverage Legal Head. He previously worked in the derivatives and structured finance group at Allen & Overy in London, New York and Singapore.

Rice has extensive experience advising on over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives and structured products across all asset classes, structured finance and repackagings, repos and securities lending, strategic equity transactions and hedging. He also advises on global financial markets regulatory developments, including clearing and uncleared derivatives margin requirements.

Complex Structures

«Colin Rice is a great addition to the Singapore team. Clients are increasingly looking for legal services to be provided locally, and Colin will give us the derivatives capability we need on the ground in Asia. He is held in high regard by peers in both Singapore and Hong Kong, and his in-house experience will provide a valuable insight into the needs of our clients,» said Jeff Smith, head of South East Asia, Norton Rose Fulbright.

Rice will work alongside Singapore-based debt capital markets partner Vicky Münzer-Jones, London-based derivatives partners Nigel Dickinson and Daniel Franks, and Australia-based structured finance partner Dale Rayner.

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