Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & Parke on February 21st, 2017 announced that they will combine in the second quarter of 2017, creating a firm with 1,000 lawyers in the US, including 300 lawyers in New York.
The combination significantly strengthens both firms’ client offerings and practice capabilities, particularly in the areas of energy and infrastructure, banking and corporate finance, project finance, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, litigation, dispute resolution and regulatory law.
The global firm which will be known as Norton Rose Fulbright will comprise more than 4,000 lawyers in 58 offices spanning 32 countries.
According to Norton Rose Fulbright’s Global Chief Executive, Peter Martyr, “We are delighted to unite Norton Rose Fulbright with Chadbourne & Parke to create a global law firm that few can match. Chadbourne has a proud history, and is known for its world class practices in energy, infrastructure, banking and finance. Joining forces with our new colleagues, we can offer our clients significant new capabilities in New York and Washington, DC. We will benefit from new offices in Mexico City, São Paulo and Istanbul, and we will be able to offer our clients expanded capabilities in London, Dubai, Latin America and other key markets.”
Norton Rose Fulbright is the first first global law firm to be organized by industry sector, with experience in financial institutions; energy; infrastructure and many other industries.