Legal Business

East side story: NRF adds Manhattan credibility with projects-driven Chadbourne tie-up

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has pulled off its second US merger, this time with New York-based Chadbourne & Parke, giving the Global 100 firm much-needed bench strength in Manhattan and project finance for what will be a $2bn-revenue firm.

The move will add considerable east coast capability to NRF, which the firm has lacked since its combination with Texas firm Fulbright & Jaworski in 2013, and is due to go live in the second quarter of 2017. The majority of Chadbourne lawyers will join NRF’s US business, while London partners are expected to join the Norton Rose Fulbright LLP within the Swiss Verein, which comprises the legacy Norton Rose business.