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New global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright launches today

Monday, 03 June 2013
New global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright launches today

"Transatlantic combination one of the largest in the history of the legal profession"

Norton Rose Fulbright
June 3, 2013

New global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright launches today

  • Transatlantic combination one of the largest in the history of the legal profession

Norton Rose and Fulbright & Jaworski LLP are pleased to announce their completed combination – effective today, Monday June 3 – creating a new, global legal practice, Norton Rose Fulbright. This transatlantic combination is one of the largest in the history of the legal profession.

Norton Rose Fulbright has close to 3,800 lawyers, making it one of the world’s top 10 legal practices by number of lawyers. Norton Rose Fulbright is also a top 10 global legal practice by gross revenue.

Globally, Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

In the United States, the combination offers one of the largest legal practices in the country, with more than 750 lawyers coast to coast, including New York, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles and Washington, DC.

Norton Rose Fulbright will provide legal skills in corporate, M&A and securities; banking and finance; dispute resolution and litigation; intellectual property; antitrust and competition; employment and labour; real estate; and tax. Norton Rose Fulbright also has great depth and experience in global regulation and investigations, with highly experienced regulatory lawyers located around the world.

Through the combination, Norton Rose Fulbright has significantly enhanced depth and breadth of resources across its key industry sector strengths: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; technology and innovation; transport; and life sciences and healthcare.

Global Chief Executive, Peter Martyr, will continue to lead the global executive management team and is joined on the team by Managing Partner of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Kenneth Stewart. Norton Rose Fulbright’s Global Chairman is Adrian Ahern, based in Sydney.

Peter Martyr, Global Chief Executive, Norton Rose Fulbright, said:

“Norton Rose Fulbright has a strong business model and culture. We also have momentum.’

“This combination endorses our position on the global stage. This is one of the largest transatlantic legal combinations completed to date and confirms Norton Rose Fulbright as a global legal practice. We have an exciting future ahead.’

Kenneth Stewart, Managing Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, said:

“US companies are looking for law firms that can offer a global platform and a broad range of services, and that is exactly what this combination provides. We can now better connect our clients and lawyers in the US with outward-looking opportunities in international and emerging markets.’

Rob Otty, managing director, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa, said:

“I am delighted that we are combining with a practice that shares our ethos, our culture and most importantly, our passion and ambition for Africa and its people.’

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