03 June 2013

Norton Rose Fulbright mega-merger goes live

International law firms Norton Rose and Fulbright & Jaworski have today completed their transatlantic union, creating new global top 10 legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright.

By James Barnes

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.’

Emerging markets

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.’

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