Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3500 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, Toronto, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see nortonrosefulbright.com/legal-notices.

 

Norton Rose Fulbright London, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Job Title   Training Contracts 2020   Role   Graduate/Trainee   Practice Group/Department   N/A   Job Category   Trainees   Job Location   London   Description Our training contract is one of the most varied among leading international firms with headquarters in London. Based on a four-seat pattern, you will get the widest possible exposure to different practice areas and offices around the world, enabling you to make the best and most informed choice of qualification area. When we hire you, we are making an investment. We ensure we obtain the maximum return on this by providing the highest standards of training. Becoming an outstanding lawyer is about continuous development – we will make sure you are challenged and rewarded in equal measure. We have vacancies for training contracts to start in March and September 2020. We pay GDL and LPC fees and provide maintenance grants. Finalists and graduates should apply between October and March. Penultimate year students should apply after receiving second year grades.
Norton Rose Fulbright London, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
The Team   The Life Sciences and Healthcare practice within Norton Rose Fulbright comprises specialists in teams across US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia and advises clients ranging from the world’s biggest biopharmaceutical companies to early stage medtech companies.  Our London commercial IP team advises on the full range of commercial contracts for clients in this sector, as well as advising the firm’s clients more generally on IP- and technology-related transactions.    Most of our work has a cross-border dimension. As a result, we regularly work with colleagues from across our global network, including through international secondments from and to other offices.    We are currently looking for a senior associate to work within the commercial IP team in the London Corporate department to advise our clients in this sector and others.      The Role   An opportunity has arisen for a senior associate with a focus on IP and life sciences  to join the global team in London.   Skills and Experience Required   The ideal candidate will have:   A strong background in IP transactions and commercial agreements, with a particular focus on the life sciences sector A good understanding of the life sciences regulatory environment Experience of a similar role at a leading legal practice An international outlook and entrepreneurial mindset Business development skills and enthusiasm to help build our practice further Excellent academic background   Candidates also are expected to:   Develop and apply technical knowledge and professional skills Focus on efficiency Develop our business/clients (maintain client relationships and deliver excellent service) Work effectively with and through people Promote and demonstrate ‘good citizenship’ (values and strategic priorities)
Norton Rose Fulbright London, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Job Title   Conflicts Lawyer   Role   Associate/Lawyer   Practice Group/Department   Compliance   Job Category   Legal   Job Location   London   Description The Team We are looking for a solicitor/lawyer to join the Norton Rose Fulbright LLP Compliance Team, based in London. The Compliance Team is run by a Head of Compliance who is assisted by compliance lawyers and officers in three regions: London, the Middle East and Asia.  The practice is required to comply with a number of regulatory rules and orders across the 26 LLP offices. Failure to comply can be a breach of professional standards rules or a criminal, or in some cases civil, offence. The Compliance Team is responsible for overseeing compliance with those rules in order to avoid penalties and damage to our reputation.   The Role The role will report to the firm’s Head of Compliance and will liaise with the Compliance Team Manager. While the majority of your work will be internally focused, there is the possibility of being involved with client facing work. Some international travel may also be required.   The primary focus of this role will be conflicts resolution and related policy work, including: Advising partners, fee earners and the Compliance Team on potential conflicts of interests, confidentiality and disclosure issues. Liaising with and assisting the Compliance Teams at Norton Rose Fulbright Member Firms in Australia, Canada, USA and South Africa in conjunction with potential conflicts. Reviewing engagement and relationship letters, panel appointments and non-disclosure agreements produced by clients, and advising as to their acceptability; Monitoring and reviewing the wording of our standard form engagement letters. Assisting with devising and rolling out compliance training, across all LLP offices. Producing monthly risk reports for senior management in conjunction with others. Assisting partners and fee earners with their duties under the SRA Code of Conduct and other regulatory obligations.   Other tasks that you may be required to assist with: Reviewing documentation provided by potential clients in order to ensure compliance with Money Laundering Regulations and local AML/CTF laws; advising fee-earners on relevant requirements. Assisting fee-earners with their obligations under the Bribery Act and on accepting or giving gifts. Understanding and advising fee earners on the implications and effect of economic sanctions. Monitoring the development of compliance obligations world-wide. Auditing fee-earner files in conjunction with the Head of Compliance. Advising on directorships and trusteeships, client relationship letters, arbitral appointments, other risk management and other compliance queries. Monitoring and managing insider information and managing the dealing database. Reviewing and updating the Firm’s risk management policies and procedures, Best Practice.   Skills and Experience Required Be a qualified solicitor, REL or RFL, or qualified in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa or the United States. Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working as a fee-earner in a commercial law firm or in the regulatory area in a similar international legal practice. Be highly intelligent and have excellent commercial judgement. Have strong communication skills with experience of operating in a multi-cultural environment. Have sufficient influencing skills to work successfully & confidently at all levels including with senior management and partners. Be sufficiently confident to exercise risk-based judgement calls on a daily basis. Be fully conversant with the lawyer’s primary duties as to confidentiality and client care.   At Norton Rose Fulbright we welcome receiving direct candidate applications via our careers page. If you would like to ask any specific questions beforehand, please contact Kelly Bonnar at kelly.bonnar@nortonrosefulbright.com  
Norton Rose Fulbright London, United Kingdom
Nov 06, 2017
Full time
Job Title   Tax Associate   Role   Associate/Lawyer   Practice Group/Department   Tax   Job Category   Legal   Job Location   London   Description Job description   The Team Our London tax team works across all areas of commercial taxation and advises on transactions spanning wide range of industries. As part of the global tax group, we operate across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia and Africa; the geographical spread of our team enables us to provide a uniquely global tax service to our clients, and to advise on tax issues which arise in the different jurisdictions in which our clients do business. We provide a full service for all corporate, finance and property transactions. We combine this with our strong sector focus, which differentiates us from other tax groups. Our tax lawyers are not just rated for their tax skills, but for their industry knowledge. Clients include major corporates, banks, and other financial institutions. Our client base also includes a wide range of domestic and international property clients together with key players in the retail and investment industry sectors.   The team also has a successful and busy contentious tax practice, acting on complex dispute resolution and tax litigation.   The Role An opportunity has arisen for a mid-level and a senior associate to join our Tax department in London.  The work will include a broad mix of tax work (including contentious tax matters) for UK and international clients both on standalone matters and in conjunction with other teams. We are looking for candidates who have the ability to handle complex transactions and to give clear written and oral advice.     Skills and Experience Required Qualified lawyer with relevant experience Strong technical ability and excellent academic background Ability to work on a range of transactional and non-transactional work, predominantly in the corporate and finance sectors. Experience in developing relationships and business development Ability to provide outstanding client service Ability to develop and apply technical knowledge and professional skills Work effectively with and through people     At Norton Rose Fulbright we welcome receiving direct candidate applications via our careers page.   If you would like to ask any specific questions beforehand, please contact Kirran Gill at kirran.gill@nortonrosefulbright.com   NO AGENCIES PLEASE     
Norton Rose Fulbright London, United Kingdom
Oct 02, 2017
Full time
Job Title   Senior Tax Associate   Role   Associate/Lawyer   Practice Group/Department   Tax   Job Category   Legal   Job Location   London   Description The Team Our London tax team works across all areas of commercial taxation and advises on transactions spanning wide range of industries. As part of the global tax group, we operate across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia and Africa; the geographical spread of our team enables us to provide a uniquely global tax service to our clients, and to advise on tax issues which arise in the different jurisdictions in which our clients do business. We provide a full service for all corporate, finance and property transactions. We combine this with our strong sector focus, which differentiates us from other tax groups. Our tax lawyers are not just rated for their tax skills, but for their industry knowledge. Clients include major corporates, banks, and other financial institutions. Our client base also includes a wide range of domestic and international property clients together with key players in the retail and investment industry sectors.   The team also has a successful and busy contentious tax practice, acting on complex dispute resolution and tax litigation.   The Role An opportunity has arisen for a mid-level and a senior associate to join our Tax department in London.  The work will include a broad mix of tax work (including contentious tax matters) for UK and international clients both on standalone matters and in conjunction with other teams. We are looking for candidates who have the ability to handle complex transactions and to give clear written and oral advice.     Skills and Experience Required Qualified lawyer with relevant experience Strong technical ability and excellent academic background Ability to work on a range of transactional and non-transactional work, predominantly in the corporate and finance sectors. Experience in developing relationships and business development Ability to provide outstanding client service Ability to develop and apply technical knowledge and professional skills Work effectively with and through people   Salary range - £110,000 - £130,000 Closing date- 23rd September 2017     
Norton Rose Fulbright London, United Kingdom
Sep 25, 2017
Full time
Job Title   Senior Knowledge Lawyer   Role   Know How/Support Lawyer   Practice Group/Department   Antitrust Competition & Regulatory   Job Category   Knowledge   Job Location   London   Description Job description The Team Knowledge plays a critical strategic role at Norton Rose Fulbright, ensuring that every client in every matter benefits from the collective knowledge and experience of the whole organisation.  Senior management are committed to the vision of making the contributing and sharing of knowledge a core part of the firm’s culture and every person in it, in the belief that how we use our knowledge is key to business growth and client care. Norton Rose Fulbright has a team of knowledge professionals dedicated to the standards, sharing and systems that will help us achieve this goal across the whole organisation.  This includes knowledge lawyers, knowledge managers, library and information experts and systems specialists. We are now looking for an antitrust and competition Senior Knowledge Lawyer to work primarily in the London team but also to interact with the global antitrust and competition group (in particular the European team) and more widely within Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. The Senior Knowledge Lawyer position reports into the Head of Knowledge for Antitrust & Competition and will have line management responsibility for a Knowledge Assistant. The Role Acting as a sounding board for lawyers to discuss the legal issues which they face across a broad range of matters including cartels and investigations, merger control, antitrust litigation, state aid and general EU law, and providing assistance to lawyers in their research Maintaining existing precedents and drafting new precedents, including complex documents Maintaining existing practice notes and drafting new practice notes, including from scratch in complex areas of law Providing knowledge support to business development initiatives, including prominent roles in the key industry sectors and Key Client initiatives of Norton Rose Fulbright Preparing and delivering legal training to associates, partners and clients as part of a structured programme tailored to suit the team’s needs Drafting high level material for external or internal publications and identifying topics of interest Feeding into the team’s know-how strategy and implementing such strategy by promoting the use of internal databases and search engines and by devising and implementing systems for know-how collection (research notes, transactional documents, training material etc) Skills and Experience Required Qualified lawyer with significant legal experience in antitrust and competition, operating at a senior level Experience in drafting complex documents in plain language Experience in designing and delivering successful, interesting and innovative training programmes, targeted to the audience Ability to work with a variety of personalities across all levels of the organisation Experience, or interest, in the collation, storage and delivery of knowledge Project management experience and demonstrated creativity in problem solving Excellent oral and written communication skills Excellent legal research skills Post Graduate Diploma in EU Competition Law (Kings College London) * Fluency in French and/or German or another language in addition to English * Experience using knowledge collaboration sites * (*Desirable) Competencies (see competency framework for further details) Exceptional organisational skills with an ability to demonstrate initiative and flexibility adapting to changing priorities Strong client focus and demonstrated commitment to outstanding service delivery. Ability to work under pressure, both autonomously and as a team member Strong IT skills and familiarity with document management software and knowledge systems