Norton Rose Fulbright completes merger with Vancouver law firm

Firm January 3, 2017

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright and Vancouver-based Bull Housser announced their combination in September 2016. As of today, the Vancouver firm takes the Norton Rose Fulbright name.

Charles Hurdon, Managing Partner of Norton Rose Fulbright in Canada, said:

“This integration maintains Norton Rose Fulbright’s growth and momentum and reflects the cultural compatibility of both firms. Our respective and mutual clients want simplified access to legal services wherever they do business. This combination addresses their need for that and provides a presence in British Columbia, Canada’s gateway to the Pacific. It also reinforces our national and global platform to clients and offers national coverage.”

Janet Grove, Managing Partner of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Vancouver practice, said:

“We’re excited about our integration with Norton Rose Fulbright. The strengths, industry expertise and resources of our combined global team mean we can continue to serve our clients better wherever the opportunities may take them.”

“British Columbia is an international hub and having a strong foothold here is strategically important. From an investor’s standpoint, Vancouver has global reach, and we need to support our clients with the regional and market knowledge required to capitalize on domestic and foreign investment and development opportunities in British Columbia. Combining with Norton Rose Fulbright is a logical step forward for us,” added Grove.  

Norton Rose Fulbright offers market-leading capability in energy, mining, infrastructure, financial services, real estate, shipping, wealth preservation, ports, life sciences and healthcare, and technology.

Charles Hurdon continues as Canadian managing partner for Norton Rose Fulbright and Janet Grove remains the managing partner of the Vancouver office.

Vancouver retains its full range of legal services and lawyers supported by an established and experienced pool of Canadian and global legal talent.