Daily News: November 15, 2012

Norton Rose, Fulbright & Jaworski Form Norton Rose Fulbright

On June 1, 2013, Norton Rose will join forces with U.S. law firm Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. to create Norton Rose Fulbright, the companies announced in a press release.

Peter Martyr will be the global chief executive of Norton Rose Fulbright. The firm also welcomes Kenneth L. Stewart, chair elect of Fulbright & Jaworski, who will join Norton Rose Fulbright’s Global Executive Committee in a senior capacity. Norman Steinberg is the global chairman of Norton Rose.

Norton Rose Fulbright will be able to offer clients 3800 lawyers in 55 offices across the United States of America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia, Canada, Africa, Latin America and Central Asia.

“It has long been our ambition to be able to service our clients’ needs in the U.S., and by joining with Fulbright & Jaworski we have achieved this goal, with 800 lawyers in 11 offices across the U.S. – Austin, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Pittsburgh-Southpointe, San Antonio, St Louis and Washington D.C.,” Norton Rose said in the release.

The company continued, “We have worked closely with Fulbright & Jaworski for a number of years and have found that we share the same high standards and aspirations for client care. Our combination with Fulbright & Jaworksi will provide us with world-class expertise in many areas, including energy; litigation and dispute resolution; corporate; banking; pharmaceuticals and life sciences (including healthcare); intellectual property; financial institutions; infrastructure, mining and commodities; technology and transport.”

Norton Rose Fulbright will also offer a sophisticated global regulatory and investigations practice, taking advantage of the exceptional combination of our skills internationally. Clients increasingly require the services of regulatory specialists around the world, and being able to provide a seamless service in this area will be one of the most important advantages that Norton Rose Fulbright can bring to clients.

“We believe this makes us the Canadian law firm with the greatest ability to provide our clients with a multi-jurisdictional service offering with proven expertise in corporate transactions and litigation matters that have a U.S. component,” the company said.