Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & Parke have announced that they will combine in the second quarter of 2017, operating under the Norton Rose Fulbright name. The combined firm reports more than 4,000 lawyers in 58 offices across 32 countries.
According to a statement released by the firms, "the combination 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."
In that statement, Peter Martyr, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Global Chief Executive, is quoted as saying: “We are delighted to unite Norton Rose Fulbright with Chadbourne & Parke to create a global law firm that few can match. Chadbourne has a proud history, and is known for its world class practices in energy, infrastructure, banking and finance. Joining forces with our new colleagues, we can offer our clients significant new capabilities in New York and Washington, DC. We will benefit from new offices in Mexico City, Sao Paulo, and Istanbul, and we will be able to offer our clients expanded capabilities in London, Dubai, Latin America, and other key markets.”
Andrew Giaccia, Chadbourne & Parke’s Managing Partner, is quoted as saying: “Coming together will give us the ultimate advantage of offering superior legal service in virtually all of the world’s key business and financial centers. Our firms share a strategic vision and client focus, and we have highly complementary practice and industry strengths. Following the combination, our global offerings will be virtually unrivaled in many areas, from energy and infrastructure to finance, bankruptcy and restructuring, litigation and regulatory work.”
In CEE, Chadbourne & Parke has offices in Turkey and Russia, though it withdrew in 2014 from Ukraine (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on August 4, 2014) and last year from Poland (as reported on June 24, 2016). Norton Rose Fulbright, which was also in the Czech Republic until the spring of 2014, still has CEE offices in Poland and Greece.
More information to follow.