Norton Rose
Norton Rose is an international legal practice
Legal practice
Legal practice is sometimes used to distinguish the body of judicial or administrative precedents, rules, policies, customs, and doctrines from legislative enactments such as statutes and constitutions which might be called "laws" in the strict sense of being commands to the general public, rather...

 offering a business law service from 39 offices across Europe, Asia Pacific, Canada, Africa and the Middle East. The group comprises Norton Rose LLP, Norton Rose Australia, Norton Rose OR LLP, Norton Rose South Africa (incorporated as Deneys Reitz Inc), and their respective affiliates.

In June 2011, Norton Rose Group expanded to include two additional entities: Norton Rose OR LLP of Canada (formerly Ogilvy Renault LLP
Ogilvy Renault
Ogilvy Renault LLP was a Canadian law firm with 450 members in offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec, Toronto, Calgary and London, England. Ogilvy Renault offered services in the areas of business law, litigation and ADR, employment and labour law and intellectual property...

) and Norton Rose South Africa (formerly Deneys Reitz).


Norton Rose was founded in London in 1794. In 1998 the firm admitted its first two US-qualified partners. Norton Rose has grown its international practice, opening offices through organic growth or acquisitions, for example in Germany, The Netherlands, Greece, Italy, China, Dubai, and Australia. In 2007 Norton Rose converted to a limited liability partnership
Limited liability partnership
A limited liability partnership is a partnership in which some or all partners have limited liability. It therefore exhibits elements of partnerships and corporations. In an LLP one partner is not responsible or liable for another partner's misconduct or negligence. This is an important...


In January 2010, Deacons Australia joined Norton Rose Group and became Norton Rose Australia.

Following successful votes by the respective partnerships in November 2010, Canadian law firm Ogilvy Renault
Ogilvy Renault
Ogilvy Renault LLP was a Canadian law firm with 450 members in offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec, Toronto, Calgary and London, England. Ogilvy Renault offered services in the areas of business law, litigation and ADR, employment and labour law and intellectual property...

 and South African law firm Deneys Reitz Inc
Deneys Reitz Inc
Deneys Reitz was a large South African law firm based in Sandton, Johannesburg with offices in Cape Town and Durban. It was one of the "Big Five" law firms in South Africa....

 joined the Group. The combination took effect on 1 June 2011.

On October 4, 2011, Norton Rose announced that its Canadian arm, Norton Rose OR LLP will merge with Macleod Dixon on January 1, 2012. Macleod Dixon, with offices in Calgary, Toronto, Moscow, Colombia, Venezuela and Kazakhstan will increase the size of the Norton Rose Group to approximately 2900 lawyers, with 43 different offices worldwide.

Main practice areas

Norton Rose's main practice areas include:
  • Acquisition finance
  • Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust, competition and regulatory
  • Arbitration
  • Asset finance
  • Asset-based lending
  • Asset management
  • Aviation
  • Banking and finance
  • Business ethics and anti-corruption
  • Capital markets
  • Clean tech
  • Climate change
  • Commodities
  • Communications, media and technology

  • Construction and engineering
  • Corporate
  • Debt capital markets
  • Derivatives
  • Employee benefits and executive compensation
  • Employment and labour
  • Energy
  • Environment safety and planning
  • Equity capital markets
  • Financial institutions
  • Financial services and markets
  • FMCG
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • International arbitration

  • Investment funds
  • Islamic finance
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Nuclear
  • Oil and gas
  • Outsourcing
  • Pensions
  • Pharmaceuticals and life sciences
  • Ports
  • Power
  • Private equity
  • Projects and project finance
  • Rail
  • Real estate

  • Regulatory and public law
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Retail and brands
  • Roads
  • Securities, regulation and enforcement
  • Securitisation
  • Shipping
  • Structured trade and commodity finance
  • Tax
  • Technology and innovation
  • Telecommunications
  • Tourism and hospitality
  • Transport
  • US corporate finance
  • WTO and international trade


Norton Rose has 39 offices in 23 countries across Asia
Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and with approximately 3.879 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world's current human population...

, Australasia
Australasia is a region of Oceania comprising Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. The term was coined by Charles de Brosses in Histoire des navigations aux terres australes...

, Europe
Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally 'divided' from Asia to its east by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting...

, the Middle East
Middle East
The Middle East is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. It is often used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East...

, Canada
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...

 and South Africa
South Africa
The Republic of South Africa is a country in southern Africa. Located at the southern tip of Africa, it is divided into nine provinces, with of coastline on the Atlantic and Indian oceans...


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