Norton Rose merges with Fulbright & Jaworski

June 5, 2013 UK firm Norton Rose and Texas firm Fulbright & Jaworski have merged to become Norton Rose Fulbright, creating a global top 10 law firm with combined revenues of around $2bn and a headcount of almost 3,800 lawyers.

The executive committee will continue to be led by global chief executive Peter Martyr, and the management team has been expanded to comprise 20 members including Fulbright managing partner Kenneth Stewart and several of the firm's new practice group heads,with six representatives from London, four from Canada, five from the US, four from the Asia-Pacific region and one from South Africa.

The firm has also named the global heads of its core practice groups. Last week Manhattan partner Linda Addison was named as head of dispute resolution, while London partner Martin Scott was made global head of corporate, M&A and securities, and banking head Jeremy Edwards got the nod to retain his role in the combined firm.

This week the new firm confirmed that Sydney partner Peter Trevaskis will lead the real estate team, Houston partner Andrius Kontrimas was named global head of tax, Jane Caskey was appointed as head of the intellectual property team, London partner Martin Coleman was made head of the antitrust and competition practice and Toronto's Richard Charney will lead the employment and labour practice.

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