Chadbourne & Parke and Norton Rose Fulbright announced last Tuesday that they will combine in the second quarter of 2017. The firm will remain known as Norton Rose Fulbright, creating a combined revenue of just under $2 billion, with more than 4,000 lawyers in 32 countries. Sources close to Chadbourne say that the firm had approached other firms such as DLA Piper and Hogan Lovells, before agreeing to combine with Norton Rose Fulbright. This is a second major US combination for Norton Rose, following its deal with Texas-headquartered Fulbright & Jaworski in 2013.
Peter Martyr, Norton Rose Fulbright’s global chief executive said “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, São Paulo and Istanbul, and we will be able to offer our clients expanded capabilities in London, Dubai, Latin America and other key markets.”