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Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & Parke join forces

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 12:42 PM | By Elisa Birnbaum

Chadbourne & Parke and Norton Rose Fulbright announced that they will combine in the second quarter of 2017.

The merger 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 combination will see the firm rise to 1,000 lawyers in the United States, including more than 300 lawyers in New York alone.

The global firm will be known as Norton Rose Fulbright and will comprise more than 4,000 lawyers in 58 offices spanning 32 countries.

Norton Rose Fulbright, a global law firm, is organized by industry sector, having established  experience in financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

For more than a century, full-service law firm Chadbourne & Parke has counselled innovators around the world, leveraging its network of international offices to offer client service in more than 80 countries. Recognized internationally for its groundbreaking work in emerging economies, the firm has in-depth experience in pharmaceutical collaboration transactions, energy and infrastructure, corporate and finance transactions, international disputes and bankruptcy and financial restructuring.