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Norton Rose Fulbright
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No. of offices 59
No. of lawyers 4,000
Key people Peter Martyr[1]
Global Chief Executive
Stephen Parish[2]
Global Chair
Date founded 1794[3]
Website Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is an international law firm, with more than 4000 lawyers and other legal staff based in 33 countries across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.[4] It was formed by the merger of UK-based Norton Rose and US-based Fulbright & Jaworski in June 2013.[5]

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc are separate legal entities, all of which are members of Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein. Norton Rose Fulbright Verein helps coordinate the activities of the members but does not itself provide legal services to clients.

Norton Rose Fulbright achieved a top five ranking in Acritas' Sharplegal 2015 Global Elite Brand Index.[6]

On June 30, 2017, Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & Parke combined to create a global firm with approximately 4,000 lawyers based in 59 offices worldwide.


Norton Rose Fulbright is one of the oldest operating law firms in the United Kingdom.[7] Founded by Sir Philip Rose and Henry Elland Norton, Baxter, Rose & Norton opened its office on Victoria Street and expanded as a result of its banking and finance practice.[8] The firm counted London and Brighton Railway[9] and Great Northern Railway[10] among its client listing.

Baxter, Rose & Norton also specialized in election agency.[11] The firm administered the business of the Conservative Party and went on to advise dozens of Members of Parliament, including Benjamin Disraeli[12] and Sir Edward Colebrooke.[13]

  • 1992 – Norton Rose offices hit by IRA bomb in London
  • 2007 – Norton Rose converted to a limited liability partnership structure.
  • 2010 – Norton Rose entered the Australian market through a combination with Deacons Australia.
  • 2011 – Norton Rose entered the Canadian and South African markets through combinations with Ogilvy Renault LLP and Deneys Reitz.
  • 2012 – Norton Rose entered the Latin American and Central Asian markets and strengthened its existing capabilities in Canada and Russia, following Norton Rose Canada's merger with Canadian law firm Macleod Dixon LLP.
  • 2013 – Norton Rose combined[14] with US law firm Fulbright & Jaworski, forming Norton Rose Fulbright.
  • 2014 – Norton Rose Fulbright was linked to a violation of human rights in Venezuela[15] stemming from influence peddling.[16][17]

Main practice areas[edit]

  • Antitrust and competition
  • Banking and finance
  • Corporate, M&A and securities
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Employment and labour
  • Intellectual property
  • Real Estate
  • Regulation and investigations
  • Tax

Industry sectors[edit]

  • Financial institutions
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure, mining and commodities
  • Transport
  • Technology and innovation
  • Life sciences and healthcare

Partnership with McLaren Honda[edit]

Norton Rose Fulbright is the global legal adviser to the McLaren Group and a corporate partner of the McLaren Honda Formula 1 team.[18]

Atlantic Advisory Partners[edit]

On 19 May 2015 Norton Rose Fulbright announced its partnership with Atlantic Advisory Partners AAP. The partnership helps companies take advantage of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.[19]


  1. ^ "Peter Martyr – Norton Rose Fulbright". 
  2. ^ "Stephen Parish – Norton Rose Fulbright". 
  3. ^ "The Future of Law is bright with Norton Rose Fulbright". 
  4. ^ "Norton Rose Fulbright Global coverage". 
  5. ^ Norton Rose, Goodwin Procter, Milbank: Business of Law, Bloomberg 3 June 2013
  6. ^ "Acritas Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index 2016". 
  7. ^ "Norton Rose". Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  8. ^ The Law Times. Office of The Law times. 1899-01-01. 
  9. ^ The Weekly Notes. Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales. 1867-01-01. 
  10. ^ Railway Times. 1899-01-01. 
  11. ^ Offer, Avner (1981-09-24). Property and Politics 1870–1914: Landownership, Law, Ideology and Urban Development in England. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-22414-7. 
  12. ^ Offer, Avner (1981-09-24). Property and Politics 1870–1914: Landownership, Law, Ideology and Urban Development in England. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-22414-7. 
  13. ^ Commons, Great Britain Parliament House of (1857-01-01). Parliamentary Papers, House of Commons and Command. H.M. Stationery Office. 
  14. ^ MacEwen, Bruce. "Norton Rose Fulbright: a merger, a combination, or trying to have it both ways?". Legal Week. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
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  18. ^ "McLaren Formula 1 - Partners - Norton Rose Fulbright". 
  19. ^ Norton Rose Fulbright and Atlantic Advisory Partners announce partnership

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