Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & Parke to combine
In the second quarter of 2017, Norton Rose Fulbright will complete a combination with a leading New York-based international law firm, Chadbourne & Parke. The expanded firm, comprised of more than 4,000 lawyers in 58 offices worldwide, will be known as Norton Rose Fulbright.
For more than a century, Chadbourne has been recognized for its excellence in finance and corporate transactions, most notably in energy and infrastructure, banking and corporate finance, commercial litigation, white collar defense, as well as bankruptcy and financial restructuring.
This combination will provide their clients with a greater depth of support for their business activities in the US, the UK and Europe, the Middle East and the emerging growth markets of Latin America. The combined firm will have:
- Enhanced capability in the US: More than 1,000 lawyers based in 11 offices across the US. The New York office will grow to 300 lawyers, with increased capability in banking and finance, project finance, capital markets and securities. They will also expand to 130 lawyers in Washington, DC, strengthening in the areas of white collar litigation and regulatory law. They will also continue to have more lawyers based in Texas than any other law firm.
- Stronger emerging markets platform: The combined firm will have an expanded emerging markets practice. In Latin America, they will add offices in São Paulo and Mexico City to their existing Latin America platform and will have a dedicated Latin America corporate transactional team based in New York to add to the existing teams in Houston, Washington, DC and London. In addition to Latin America, the combined firm will have a new office in Istanbul and greater resources focused on transactions and disputes in the Middle East and Africa.
- Expanded team in London: Chadbourne’s London lawyers will join the London and Dubai offices, bringing valuable experience to the emerging markets practice in the areas of corporate transactions, debt and equity capital markets, banking and finance, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, project finance, litigation, and international arbitration.
- Greater industry experience: In terms of industry and practice area focus, both firms are leaders in financial institutions, energy, infrastructure, corporate and project finance, life sciences, and disputes in their respective markets. By joining forces, they will stand as a global leader in these areas.
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