Kenneth Stewart and Peter Martyr
The combined firm boasts close to 3,800 lawyers and will be a global top 10 player in terms of both headcount and gross revenue.
Global chief executive Peter Martyr will continue to lead the global executive management team and is joined on the team by managing partner of Fulbright & Jaworski, Kenneth Stewart. Norton Rose Fulbright’s global chairman is Adrian Ahern who is based in Sydney.
Mr Martyr commented: ‘Norton Rose Fulbright has a strong business model and culture. We also have momentum.
‘This combination endorses our position on the global stage. This is one of the largest transatlantic legal combinations completed to date and confirms Norton Rose Fulbright as a global legal practice. We have an exciting future ahead.’
Mr Stewart added: ‘US companies are looking for law firms that can offer a global platform and a broad range of services, and that is exactly what this combination provides. We can now better connect our clients and lawyers in the US with outward-looking opportunities in international and emerging markets.’