Maybe you’re already interested in our firm. Maybe you’re looking to be persuaded. Either way, it’s time we told you a little more about ourselves. Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm, providing a full business law service to household-name businesses and financial institutions. We have more than 4000 lawyers and legal staff, based in 50+ cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East. And in amongst that global network, you’ll find some of the finest minds in the legal sector – all ready to aid your development.

Key sectors

Financial institutions

Financial institutions

The bigger the financial institution, the more extensive the legal requirements - and we work with some of the biggest. They need regulatory advice. Litigation expertise. Insight on cyber-security. And we provide it all as a leading name in the field.

Infrastructure, mining and commodities

Infrastructure, mining and commodities

Nowhere is our global reach more critical than in this sector. After all, we’re one of few firms to have worked on major projects in almost every country in the world, advising on every aspect from the food industry to funding for mining companies.

Energy

Energy

The ever-shifting energy sector impacts the whole planet, so when clients need expertise, they turn to us, as one of the world’s largest global energy practices. Whether it’s renewables, shale gas or energy development around the world, we’re on the pulse of this vital sector.

Transport

Transport

Aviation. Rail. Shipping. Across this diverse sector, our firm has a leading reputation for making sustainable connections between transport, energy and infrastructure. Whether it’s asset finance, M&A or dispute resolution, our transport lawyers provide a full service within a sector that’s growing every day.

Life sciences and healthcare

Life sciences and healthcare

We put real stock by our expertise in life sciences and healthcare, so it should come as no surprise that many of our lawyers in this sector hold advanced degrees in science and technology. Together, they act for global pharmaceutical, bioscience and technology companies at every stage of the product lifecycle.

Technology and innovation

Technology and innovation

With the power of data on the rise, this sector has rapidly become a central pillar of our modern world. But however quickly things change, clients can rely on us for intelligent advice across the technology, business services, communications, media, entertainment and consumer market sectors.

Practice areas

Antitrust and competition

Combining merger control and non-transactional practices, we’re highly regarded for our expertise in anti-trust and competition.

Banking and finance

Whether it’s banks or sovereign entities, the world’s biggest financial institutions turn to us for a comprehensive range of services.

Corporate, M&A and securities

Here, you’ll find our teams’ knowledge and capability at play in complex domestic, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions.

Dispute resolution and litigation

Advising world-leading businesses, we’re capable hands in disputes, multi-jurisdictional mandates and international arbitration, in all sectors.

Employment and labour

We cover all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment and labour law, from the most sensitive severance issues to global share plans.

Intellectual property

Our extensive experience here sees us navigate everything from registration to commercialisation and enforcement – all with insight and agility.

Real Estate

Innovative development. Regeneration. Property finance transactions. Our Real Estate work is complex and varied, covering all kinds of projects and disputes.

Regulation and investigations

Regulation and enforcement by regulators are foremost matters for any business. Our combined expertise helps clients respond positively, all over the world. 

Risk advisory

Crossing all industries, our global risk advisory group brings impressive experience to bear, embedding risk management and mitigation in our clients’ working practices. 

Tax

In our tax planning, investigation and litigation services, clients of all sizes rely on our flexibility, our comprehensive knowledge, and our international reach.

Our clients

You’ll work with an impressive field of clients here. Big names. Nimble start-ups. Private wealth and public bodies. You might even work in their offices on secondment. We’re rightly proud of our relationships with each and every one.

  • AIG
  • AngloGold Ashanti,
  • BMW
  • BNP Paribas
  • Bombardier
  • BP
  • Citi
  • Deutsche Bank
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • HSBC
  • Johnson Controls
  • McLaren Technology Group
  • Petronas
  • Rio Tinto Group
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • SolarCity
  • Standard Chartered Bank

Our values

Our values are our hallmarks. They sing through in the work we do and the relationships we build. And, of course, they’re principles we’ll pass on to you.

Quality – We’re a team of the highest calibre, providing consistently high quality work, because our clients always come first.

Unity – We share our knowledge and we work to support one another across teams and borders, because our team culture makes us who we are.

Integrity – We’re trustworthy, open and fair. We respect colleagues and clients deeply, and we work to the highest ethical, professional and business standards.

You can find out more on our vision here.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Wherever in the world we work, we act responsibly and in a way that reinforces our principles of quality, unity and integrity.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a strategic business issue at Norton Rose Fulbright. It is about recognising our obligation to contribute to the communities in which we work, as an organisation and as individuals.

We focus our CSR efforts in support of human rights, Indigenous rights, rights of the LGBTI community, rights of women and children, rights of homeless people and rights of those in the community who are otherwise less fortunate. We do this through pro bono legal support, charitable giving and fundraising, volunteering, our environmental sustainability initiatives and through the actions and initiatives identified in our  Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

We do a lot to make a difference locally. We are also involved in initiatives that reach much further, such as contributing to the bi-annual Norton Rose Fulbright Global Charity Fundraiser. Every one to two years, through a series of fundraising events, our Australian offices join forces with our global colleagues to raise awareness and funds (around $US250,000) for a particular cause or charity. Past charities have included the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Special Olympics, the National MS Society and the Jubilee Sailing Trust.  

I think the opportunity to sample a diverse range of practice areas is fantastic. The firm has given me the opportunity to go on both a client secondment an international rotation, experiences which have been invaluable.

I think the opportunity to sample a diverse range of practice areas is fantastic. The firm has given me the opportunity to go on both a client secondment an international rotation, experiences which have been invaluable.


Laura Ryan, Lawyer

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Diversity and inclusion

Our vision is to position Norton Rose Fulbright as a leader in diversity and inclusion and as an employer of choice worldwide. By embracing a diversity of views, perspectives and experience, we attract and retain the best talent and provide our clients with better solutions and more innovative advice.

We take an inclusive approach to diversity encompassing gender, ethnicity, religion and belief, sexual orientation, gender expression, those with caring responsibilities and disability. Our diversity and inclusion strategy has a particular focus on leadership, the partnership pipeline, flexible work practices and support for those with caring responsibilities. Find out more about diversity and inclusion here.

In Australia we have a range of programs and networks including an active Pride network, a Flex-ability network, a focus on creating a more inclusive workplace through Unconscious Bias training, as well as a goal to build a more culturally and linguistically diverse workforce.  We have a female Chair, both at a local and global level, over 30% female partners, many of whom work flexibly and we have been awarded year on year with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation.  In 2017 we were also named an Australian Workplace Equality Index Silver employer which recognises LGBTI inclusive workplaces across the country.

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