Janet Butterworth has rejoined Norton Rose Fulbright in Paris, as a partner in the firm’s banking and finance practice.

Butterworth moves from Holman Fenwick Willan, where she worked on behalf of major financial institutions and domestic and international corporates. With a focus on trade and commodities, she is experienced in structured finance, general banking transaction and securities.

She previously worked as an associate for the corporate team in Paris between 1994 and 2003. She qualified both as a solicitor of the supreme court of England and Wales and an Avocat à la Cour in 1992.

Head of the trade and commodity finance practice at Norton Rose Fulbright, Nick Grandage, says: “Janet will be a strong addition to our global banking and finance practice. She is well known to the trade finance industry, and this is an area in which we are seeing high levels of activity, in particular in Francophone Africa and other emerging markets. She has an excellent reputation in the sector and her expertise will be invaluable.”

Commenting on her move, Butterworth says: “I am excited to be rejoining the firm, which is highly regarded for its global banking and finance practice. The key industry sectors and the firm’s global presence will enable me to further expand my practice.”

A team of two lawyers will join Butterworth.