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Norton Rose Fulbright We provide the world's preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3,700 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy, infrastructure and resources; consumer markets; transport; technology; and life sciences and healthcare.

Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses. Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity.

We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.
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read more › Norton Rose Fulbright is a top global law firm with offices in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East. The origin of Norton Rose dates back to 1794 when the sole practitioner Robert Charsley opened for business. In 1821, Charsley formed a partnership with William Barker, creating Charsley & Barker. Later that century, Phillip Rose (later Sir Phillip Rose) joined the firm, creating Barker & Rose. In the years that followed, a new partnership between Phillip Rose and Henry Elland Norton was formed under the name Barker, Rose & Norton.

read more › We aim to deliver the highest standards of legal services to our clients across our global business. For us, achieving this is not just a matter of technical capability; it is also about knowing the detail of our clients' businesses and understanding what drives their industries and markets. We also place a strong importance on advising clients in a commercial and pragmatic manner. We view feedback from our clients as being key to understanding their commercial and legal requirements. We regularly solicit feedback on our performance on transactions and cases as well as on our standards of client care.

read more › Our vision is to be a world class business, profitable, ambitious, cooperative and considerate, supporting our clients and people through our global business principles of Quality, Unity and Integrity. We apply our business principles to all our activities world-wide. They describe our culture and personality both internally and externally, the way we work and what we stand for. Our focus is on providing consistently high quality legal services to clients across the business. We are industry experts.

read more › The Global Executive Committee is responsible for the formulation and implementation of Norton Rose Fulbright's strategy and the coordination and direction of the practice. The Global Supervisory Board is responsible for monitoring the activities of the Global Executive Committee to ensure that the Committee delivers to Norton Rose Fulbright the agreed strategic development and systems. The Global Chair presides over the Board. The Global Audit Committee is responsible for maintaining surveillance over our professional standards and practices.

read more › Advances in law firm organisation and legal sector technologies mean law firms can now deliver services to clients in more effective and efficient ways. We are achieving this through NRF Transform, our global change and innovation program. NRF Transform aims to change how we work internally and with our clients, driving effectiveness in our deployment of people, processes and technology and maximizing the value of the service we provide. Our vision is to be a leader in diversity and inclusion and an employer of choice worldwide.

read more › We value the opportunity to continue our relationship with our alumni and want to make it easy for you to stay in touch with us and with former colleagues across the globe. Please register below so you can receive invitations to alumni events and updates from the firm. You will then be able to join our mailing list and receive an invitation to connect with new colleagues and old via the Norton Rose Fulbright alumni community on LinkedIn. Our LinkedIn page offers discussion forums, job postings, invitations to events and access to useful information.

read more › Our vision is to be an employer of choice worldwide, attracting and retaining the best people in order to provide our clients with the most considered and innovative advice. To attract the best people, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work, have a sense of belonging, and realize their full career potential. We value difference and actively promote a culture of respect for each individual, encouraging and creating inclusion.

read more › With more than 7,000 people worldwide, we benefit from the diversity of perspectives and experiences they bring to the firm - from national origin, disability and gender identity to religion, culture, sexual orientation and socio-economic backgrounds. We actively promote a culture of respect for each person and encourage everyone to be curious about the different perspectives of our colleagues, clients and the communities in which we operate. We have well-established employee networks in a number of our offices to help foster a culture that allows people to be themselves at work.

read more › Our Global Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council (GDIAC), led by Sally Macindoe, global head of diversity and inclusion, is the agency which oversees the five strands of our diversity and inclusion strategy, providing leadership and best practice. GDIAC comprises our regional managing partners, global practice leaders and other senior leaders and reports quarterly to our Global Executive Committee. Marelise van der Westhuizen, chief executive officer, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc.

read more › We believe that we have a responsibility, as corporate citizens, to use our skills and knowledge where we can make a difference, whether it is for our clients, or for the wider communities in which we operate, to help shape the future in a way that provides economic, ecological and social benefits for all. We also believe that actions speak louder than words. Our actions in the area of corporate responsibility are many and varied across our business, but in all our activities, we seek to behave in a way that consistently reinforces our business principles of quality, unity and integrity.

read more › We encourage our people to use their legal knowledge on a pro bono basis to help people in the communities where we live and work, who otherwise lack access to the services we offer. In our offices around the world we partner with organizations which share our commitment to offering assistance and legal knowledge to those who are in need. Participation in pro bono initiatives is open to all of our lawyers. In some cases, our offices offer leave for colleagues to spend time on approved pro bono projects whilst in others, we encourage and promote engagement by recognising and rewarding those who give their time to participate in pro bono work.

read more › We give back to our local communities both through monetary donations from our people's fundraising activities and by contributing time and skills to a wide range of community initiatives. Often, our efforts encompass both. Around the world we have in place a range of volunteering programs that draw on our charitable partnerships and internal committees. Our offices regularly hold fundraising initiatives, from dress-down days to annual events, and we focus on helping organizations which share our own focus on supporting disadvantaged people and bringing about social justice.

read more › We aim to minimize our impact on the environment - to protect the planet, ensure that resources are available for future generations and create a better quality of life for all living beings. We integrate sustainability best practice into all our decision-making and business activities. We recognize our responsibility to address environmental issues that jeopardize the earth's ecosystems and the future of our communities and as a firm we work on reducing our environmental footprint and are active on many pro bono projects in the areas of sustainability.

read more › Since 2012, we have endeavored to bring our people together virtually (and when we can, physically) in support of our global charitable initiatives. These are in addition to the many local charitable activities that our 50+ offices around the world support. Our global charitable initiatives are proposed and sponsored by a different region each year. Each region is asked to choose an initiative that resonates with the worldwide staff, enjoys broad support among staff members globally and motivates many of them to participate and take action.

read more › Our global consumer markets lawyers offer clients market-leading legal advice across the consumer, retail, automotive and leisure sectors. Our team is comprised of lawyers from across our global practice, bringing together leading practitioners with deep experience ranging across all legal disciplines, including corporate, M&A and securities, antitrust and competition, litigation and disputes, employment and labor, environmental law, tax, regulation and investigations, intellectual property and real estate.

read more › With a combined team of over 1,500 lawyers across all practice areas, we are one of the largest and most prolific energy, infrastructure and natural resources teams of any law firm in the world. We are committed to supporting our clients in every aspect of their business. Major multinational corporates, commercial banks, funds, developers, investors, governmental bodies and multilaterals rely on our innovative approach, unprecedented legal capability and experience. Throughout the lifecycle of a project, an M&A transaction, a financing or a dispute, we can help navigate complex circumstances while sticking to challenging deadlines and ensuring adherence to government and regulatory standards, domestically and abroad.

read more › Our team of more than 1,000 global financial institutions lawyers provide a full business law service to many of the world's leading banks, asset managers, financial investors and insurance companies, both domestically and internationally. From more than 50 offices in the world's key business centers and the fastest growing markets, our lawyers are perfectly positioned to help clients realize their financial objectives and optimize opportunities presented by today's market. We are able to draw upon our depth of experience across the financial services sector, providing tailored legal advice on high-level and complex assignments.

read more › Our global life sciences and healthcare team provides a full range of legal advice to innovative pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies and industry investors at every stage of the product life cycle, from intellectual property protections to commercial transactions and M&A. We also provide our clients with a broad range of regulatory advice, covering such diverse topics as marketing authorizations and post-market surveillance, competition matters, governmental healthcare and procurement programs, trade controls, and anti-bribery and corruption compliance.

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