Global Chief Executive Peter Martyr
Global Chairman Sbu Gule
Number of UK partners 150+
Number of other UK fee-earners 520+
Total UK staff 1160+
Number of partners (worldwide) 1200+
Number of other fee-earners (worldwide) 3800+
Total staff 7500+
THE FIRM Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. They provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. They have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Recognised for their industry focus, they are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Wherever they are, they operate in accordance with their global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. They aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of their offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact. Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa (incorporated as Deneys Reitz Inc) and Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, each of which is a separate legal entity, are members (‘the Norton Rose Fulbright members’) of Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss Verein. Norton Rose Fulbright Verein helps coordinate the activities of the Norton Rose Fulbright members, but does not itself provide legal services to clients.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Financial Institutions: Norton Rose Fulbright has an outstanding financial institutions practice, with almost 1,000 lawyers worldwide. The strength and depth of its practice across asset managers, banks, insurers and the financial services and markets sector is reflected in its panel memberships of over 50 major global financial institutions. Its work covers all aspects of corporate, regulatory and transactional work, significant strategic mandates, dispute resolution and litigation.
Energy: Norton Rose Fulbright has one of the largest global energy teams of any legal practice in the world with more than 800 energy focused partners. The practice’s work is conducted in all the major global energy markets and covers the full spectrum of industry sectors including: climate change; oil and gas; power; regulated utilities; renewables and water. Its breadth of experience is combined with strengths in multiple related disciplines such as project finance, M&A, environmental safety and planning, dispute resolution and litigation, and regulation.
Infrastructure, Mining & Commodities: Norton Rose Fulbright has a renowned international infrastructure practice, which plays a role in almost every major project around the world, including those involving significant development finance. In mining, the practice has acted on transactions in almost every country in the world and the experience gained by its lawyers through work on some of the largest and most innovative mining deals in recent years means that it is well known for the excellent quality of its work. The practice also advises clients in every stage of the commodities cycle from financing through to distribution, and focuses on water, soft commodities, metals and oil and gas.
Transport: Norton Rose Fulbright has some 300 transport lawyers covering all legal disciplines, and more asset finance practitioners than any other international legal practice. Its broad range of experience has earned it a strong reputation in aviation, rail and shipping. In aviation, it advises on the full range of matters from insurance to regulation and enforcement. In rail, its experience has been gained from all sides of major transactions, encompassing regulatory, infrastructure and light rail work as well as rail finance, rolling stock acquisitions and leasing. In shipping, the firm covers all aspects of admiralty, shipping, marine insurance and transport and also benefits from a number of specialist advisors, including qualified Master Mariners and former naval officers.
Technology & Innovation: Norton Rose Fulbright provides a full range of legal services to clients in industries where innovation and intellectual property are key, including the communications, media and technology, and retail and brands sectors. The technology and innovation team bring together practitioners from the practice’s corporate, finance, competition regulatory, intellectual property, employment, dispute resolution and tax teams. It advises on all aspects of technology and intellectual property development, protection, procurement and licensing, and on all types of transactions where technology and innovation are important components, such as licence agreements, joint ventures, outsourcing, financing (including project, leverage, vendor and acquisition financing), venture capital and private equity investments and buy-outs, and public and private mergers and acquisitions.
Life Sciences & Healthcare: Norton Rose Fulbright advises major global pharmaceuticals, bioscience and technology companies on all aspects of their business from innovation and corporate development, commercialisation and market exploitation through to the maintenance and enforcement of intellectual property rights. In contentious matters, it advises on all areas of litigation (including intellectual property and product liability in complex multi-jurisdictional matters), trade law, recall and crisis management, regulatory, patent counsel and patent prosecution. In corporate and commercial related work, the practice advises on financing, developing and executing exit strategies, M&A, commercialised or pre-commercialisation assets and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities and commercial contracts for R&D. In regulatory matters, the practice advises on compliance, antitrust, marketing, pricing and distribution.
Banking & Finance: Norton Rose Fulbright has one of the longest histories of any legal practice in advising major banks, finance providers, export credit agencies, corporate and sovereign entities, and other participants in the global banking and finance arena. The team advises across the full spectrum of banking and finance matters, acting for all parties, from multinational lenders to growth corporations. As well as advising on day-to-day banking and finance issues for issuers, underwriters, borrowers and lenders, they are leaders in complex, cross-border banking and finance transactions for the world’s most prominent financial institutions and corporates.
Corporate, M&A & Securities: Norton Rose Fulbright’s global corporate practice advises market-leading corporations and financial institutions across a full spectrum of matters, including public takeovers, private M&A, joint ventures, disposals, equity capital markets, general commercial, and corporate advisory matters. The team has a particular focus on providing assistance with complex domestic, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions in emerging and developed markets. It is experienced in representing all parties in capital markets transactions, including issuers, underwriters, placement agents and selling shareholders, and other market players.
Dispute Resolution & Litigation: Norton Rose Fulbright has one of the largest litigation practices in the world, with experience of managing multi-jurisdictional mandates and international arbitration across all industry sectors. They advise many of the world’s largest companies and financial institutions on complex, high-value disputes. The team both prevents and resolves disputes by giving practical, creative advice which focuses on clients’ strategic and commercial objectives.
Intellectual Property: Norton Rose Fulbright has extensive experience of adding value for clients by identifying, protecting and exploiting intellectual property rights at all stages of the innovation lifecycle. Their lawyers, patent and trade mark agents, provide strategic advice on a global basis covering all aspects of intellectual property rights, from registration of IP rights to commercialisation and enforcement. Their services include protection and prosecution of patents, portfolio management, patent, trade mark and copyright litigation, and commercial IP advice.
Antitrust & Competition: Norton Rose Fulbright can provide commercial solutions that withstand scrutiny in all major antitrust or competition law jurisdictions. Its team of lawyers are qualified in the competition laws of many jurisdictions and appear before courts and competition authorities across the world. Their advice draws on the depth and breadth of this international experience.
Employment & Labour: Norton Rose Fulbright has wide-ranging experience of all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment and labour law, including employee benefits, large global share plans and tax-efficient schemes, and pensions. Their work ranges from sensitive severance issues and workplace discrimination through to global share plans and international pension arrangements. The team has an excellent record of handling high-profile disputes and regularly advises on the employment and labour law aspects of multi-jurisdictional corporate reorganisations.
Real Estate: Norton Rose Fulbright’s real estate lawyers act on investments, large-scale development, urban regeneration, asset management and property finance transactions and projects across all real estate asset classes and industry sectors. They advise on every type of real estate transaction and project, equity and debt financing and dispute, working closely with colleagues in the global practice’s tax, funds management, debt financing and corporate teams to deliver complete solutions to clients.
Tax: Norton Rose Fulbright covers all areas of tax planning, investigation and litigation, serving companies of all sizes and advising across industries and jurisdictions. The team has significant international reach, with tax practitioners across the globe. It provides comprehensive services for all corporate, finance and real estate transactions, reinforced by its strong industry sector focus. Regulation & Investigations: Regulation and enforcement by regulators are at the forefront of the issues facing all businesses today. This Norton Rose Fulbright global practice was established to assist clients navigating these increasingly complex issues. They provide a ‘one-stop’ global service, offering significant international, multi-jurisdictional experience on the ground; industry sector skills; and cross-disciplinary best practice.
Clients AIG; Barrick Gold; Bayer Corporation; BNP Paribas; Bombardier; BP; GlaxoSmithKline; HSBC Holdings; McLaren Group; Petronas; Royal Bank of Canada; SNC-Lavalin Group
- Banking & Finance Jeremy Edwards
- Corporate, M&A & Securities Martin Scott
- Dispute Resolution & Litigation Gerry Pecht
- Intellectual Property Jane Caskey
- Antitrust & Competition Martin Coleman
- Employment & Labour Richard Charney
- Real Estate Peter Trevaskis
- Tax Andrius R Kontrimas
- Regulations & Investigations Martin Coleman, Lista Cannon
- Financial Institutions James Bateson
- Energy Simon Currie
- Infrastructure, Mining & Commodities Martin McCann
- Transport Harry Theochari
- Technology & Innovation Mike Rebeiro
- Life Sciences & Healthcare Rick Robinson, Patrick Kierans
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