Norton Rose, the international legal practice, has announced that Stephen Hodgson is to join the firm in Frankfurt as a banking partner. He joins Norton Rose from White & Case where he was a partner in the firm’s Frankfurt banking group.

Hodgson is dual-qualified as a UK solicitor and a German Rechtsanwalt and has been active in the Frankfurt market for over 12 years. His practice focuses on acquisition finance and project finance and encompasses general banking work including property finance.

His appointment follows Nicole Guski joining the firm as a partner from Allen & Overy in February, and the internal promotion of Tomas Gardfors in May.

Hodgson’s appointment will bring the total number of banking partners in Germany up to eight; six in the Frankfurt office and two in Munich.