Norton Rose Fulbright today named Ayse Yuksel Mahfoud as its Head of Cross-Border Practices, a new position at the firm that it says "will strategically address clients’ needs for high-quality cross-border legal advice and cutting-edge market intelligence."
A corporate partner based in New York, Yuksel Mahfoud is also Norton Rose Fulbright’s Istanbul Partner-in-Charge. In her new role, she will work with colleagues to develop the firm’s cross-border practice across all areas of law.
“With more than 50 offices on six continents, we have the platform and personnel to meet the cross-border needs of our impressive international clientele," said Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Managing Partner Jeff Cody. "Our clients will benefit immensely from Ayse’s vast experience in handling global matters and her familiarity with the firm’s capabilities.”
Yuksel Mahfoud, who has served on Norton Rose Fulbright’s Global Executive Committee since 2017, commented: “The combination of our global client base and our worldwide platform means that we have tremendous opportunities to better assist our clients with their cross-border business. In this exciting new role, my focus will be to collaborate with our partners and clients to assess cross-border needs and engage with cross-border multidisciplinary teams to address those needs.”
Yuksel Mahfoud began her career with Dewey & LeBoeuf in 1998, and in 1998 moved to Debevoise & Plimpton. After five years there she joined Chadbourne & Parke, and she opened that firm's Istanbul office in September 2011. Chadbourne & Parke merged with Norton Rose in 2017. She received her JD from Columbia Law School and her BA from Harvard University.