U.K.-based law firm Norton Rose, which has a significant presence in Ottawa, says it plans to merge with U.S. law firm Fulbright & Jaworski.
The new entity, which will be known as Norton Rose Fulbright, will have 3,800 lawyers and be among the top 10 global law firms measured by gross revenue and number of lawyers.
Barely two years ago, Norton Rose gained its Ottawa presence by joining with Canadian law firm Ogilvy Renault.
A year later, it merged with Calgary-based Macleod Dixon.
The deal with Fulbright & Jaworski is expected to take effect June 1, 2013. It is the latest shakeup in the city’s legal community, following the merger of Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP with Salans and SNR Denton.