When Norton Rose's merger with US firm Fulbright & Jaworski goes live on 1 June, it will have completed its fifth tie-up in just three-and-a-half years. Given that even one merger is beyond the ability of many of the UK's leading players, the achievement cannot be underestimated. The unions mean that in just 42 months, Norton Rose will have transformed itself from an also-ran UK law firm with a smattering of international offices and turnover of £314m into a global giant operating in 55 locations around the world with revenues approaching £1.3bn.
Two decades ago, Norton Rose's fortunes looked bleak. Today, thanks to a quick succession of mergers, it is a global powerhouse. But as the firm's key players tell Georgina Stanley and Pui-Guan Man, the...
Addleshaw Goddard and Hunton & Williams in merger talks: UK firm's management to talk to partners later today
UK firm in talks to combine with US firm Hunton & Williams, with discussions going on for several months
Macfarlanes joins magic circle firms as majority stake in commodities news service is sold to US investor General Atlantic
Due diligence process criticised by MP committees following the collapse of BHS
Jacobs' victory was long predicted – but what is now expected of the firm's new senior partner?
DLA Piper hires first South Africa partner from Linklaters' ally as HSF hires Bowman Gilfillan partner
Global firm plumps for partner from Linklaters ally Webber Wentzel as HSF turns to Bowman Gilfillan for local M&A practice