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
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
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
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  
Norton Rose Fulbright London, United Kingdom
Jun 26, 2017
Full time
Job Title   Business Development Executive - Infrastructure, Mining & Commodities   Role   Business Services   Practice Group/Department   Infrastructure & Commodities   Job Category   Business Services   Job Location   London   Description The Team Norton Rose Fulbright differentiates itself globally by consolidating its marketing to promote six key sectors. These key areas of strength are our “Headlight” areas and are grouped as follows: F inancial Institutions Energy Infrastructure, Mining and Commodities (IMC) Transport Technology and Innovation Life Sciences and healthcare The role being recruited has a global remit. The executive will support our Infrastructure, Mining and Commodities (IMC) Headlight area. Each Headlight is broken down into International Business Groups (IBGs). The BD executive for the IMC Headlight will work across the following 3 IBGs Infrastructure - Focused on all aspects of infrastructure i.e. roads, bridges, tunnels, railways, ports, airports, buildings, stadia, waste management Mining - Focused on the exploration, extraction, processing and trading of coal, uranium, metals and precious stones particularly in unique/difficult jurisdictions Commodities/Food & Agribusiness - Focused on advising clients involved with unprocessed or partially processed goods (such as grain, tobacco, sugar, coffee, cocoa, paper, cotton, edible oils and bio-fuel). Particular focus on food security and the changing shape of the agribusiness industry. The role will also provide some support to the development of our Africa practice. The global IMC business development team is at the heart of our practice, drawing all parts of the business together and driving effective management of the Headlight worldwide. We aim to provide our executives with opportunities to develop their career across the business development function, encouraging close co-operation and team-working alongside other central Marketing & Business Development functions such as the brand and creative team, the business development operations team, the key client team and the strategic bids team.. We seek to recruit people who show ambition, initiative, commitment and a genuine passion for pursuing a long term career in professional services marketing and business development. The Business Development Executive will be based in London and will report to the Global Head of BD for IMC & Africa. This role also involves working alongside other IMC (and Africa) managers and executives within London and across North America, South Africa, Asia, Australia, Middle East and Europe. This a particularly exciting time to join the practice given the announcement of our combination with Chadbourne & Parke. The successful candidate will have a role to play in supporting the integration of the new teams into our global headlight. The Role This is a varied role which covers all aspects of sector marketing and business development. The role will appeal to candidates who are effective multi-taskers and who enjoy working across multiple practices areas and international offices. The successful candidate must have strong organizational skills and be able to calmly manage multiple deadlines. Responsibilities include: Global Projects and Campaigns Assisting with marketing campaigns and other global programmes, which use the full marketing mix to raise and maintain awareness of our Infrastructure, Mining and Commodities sector expertise.  IMC campaigns are global, focused on client needs and enable us to strengthen existing relationships and develop new client opportunities. Recent initiatives include a client extranet for priority mining clients, and a global Food and Agribusiness survey. Activities will include: Drafting campaign plans. Organising and assisting with global marketing campaigns in order to strengthen existing relationships and develop new client opportunities. Working alongside fee earners in relation to content of campaign (i.e content of webinar presentations, client survey questions, target client lists) Drafting and designing marketing materials (i.e invitations, notifications to clients and internal advertising, social media updates) Working alongside design team when in relation to the campaign marketing (visuals and aesthetics) Co-ordinating logistics when campaign is live (i.e webinar– advising participating partners on the use of software, co-ordinating back end logistics during live webinars) Working with Trainees, Paralegals, Team Support Assistants and wider BD team in the development and delivery of IMC campaigns programmes Supporting activity in the relevant IBGs including meeting coordination, chairing 121 partner calls, production of supporting material and recording actions Monitoring and following up on actions agreed in plans/ project meetings Working closely with IMC fee-earners to fulfill their BD commitments. Research and analysis and proposal writing Activities include: Undertaking factual and market research including researching target clients. Conducting sector/organization research, liaising with the library where necessary. Assisting with Setting up project plans including drafting, monitoring and updating plans Supporting on sector bids, panel pitches and other client development presentations including drafting and editing text where necessary; co-ordinating international contributions to opportunities (such as CVs, team details, experience, etc), collating comments on global documents and brochures, ensuring adherence to visual identity; maintaining library of sector relevant bid content in collaboration with central strategic bids team, helping to analyse bid success rates etc Updating and proof reading international and client focused experience statements, deal lists, credential documents and other client marketing collateral Supporting global IMC surveys including collating and analysing survey results and other related data Client Relationship Management Supporting the development of selected headlight priority clients Working alongside Client Relationship Partners and Global head of IMC in growing priority client relationships Liaising with regional teams involved with priority clients Coordinating calls with key client teams to discuss existing and future relationships – ensuring actions are followed and completed Working alongside paralegals and trainees in researching current and potential clients Driving client focused campaigns and events Corporate communications Supporting the Infrastructure, Mining and Commodities team to ensure that all marketing communications channels are exploited to convey consistent messages about the sector, our expertise and experience - including the development of the use of social media - in consultation with central e-media team. Activities include: Championing social media including our IMC LinkedIn page and Twitter accounts Maintaining the IMC website and intranet pages Using internal communications channels across the Norton Rose Fulbright International network to raise awareness of IMC campaign activity and opportunities Assisting with drafting press releases, articles, directories and league tables, in cooperation with the central PR team. Ensuring on- and off-line sector marketing collateral is compliant with visual identity guidelines, working in conjunction with the central Emedia and Brand and Design teams Document management and Business Development operations/ systems Working with our recently established Global Service Centre which provides BD support from Manila Co-ordinating contributions and input into business development systems including InterAction (CRM), Experience Management, bids and CV databases for supporting initiatives such as direct mail, events, bids, key client and target programmes, experience statement compilation, league table and legal directory submission Integrating use of systems into all activity according to global best practice Miscellaneous Adhering to department administrative processes such as maintaining team transaction, bids master lists and CVs etc Assisting with preparation of Management Board reports Monitoring marketing budgets and ensuring payment of marketing invoices / recharges and amendments are made as necessary (and follow up activity) Ensuring that monthly sector/IBG meetings have the appropriate preparations in place, including ensuring relevant fee earners are informed, agendas have been agreed, minutes are taken and circulated etc Any other duties as requested Skills and Experience Required G raduate caliber with demonstrable experience of working in a fast paced, professional services environment (preferably within a legal, accountancy or financial services environment) Self-starter with ability to use initiative Significant relevant marketing and organizational experience Excellent attention to detail and strong research and analytical skills Good experience in bid and proposals management Sound working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Visio Experience of business development systems Ability to work across time zones, multi task and manage multiple deadlines Ability to quickly build trust amongst immediate team and across the business Ability to follow through: a completer-finisher Strong written and oral communication skills Ability to work independently and within a team. Understands when to act and when to ask. Knows how to seek clarification and manage expectations Willingness to take on additional responsibility and deputise for team members when required A genuine interest in the infrastructure, mining and commodities sector and/or emerging markets Our business principles are Quality, Unity, Integrity. The successful candidate will be expected to consistently: Communicate effectively Demonstrate technical ability Contribute actively and effectively at meetings Seek supervision and/or supervise appropriately Organise meetings and projects Manage expectations and meet deadlines Build strong reputation within the business Commit to performance enhancement Develop and maintain internal and external relationships Demonstrate leadership and deliver excellent service Treat people with dignity and respect Focus on the Group’s strategic priorities Promote and demonstrate the Group’s business principles  
Norton Rose Fulbright London, United Kingdom
Jun 26, 2017
Full time
Job Title   Business Development Executive - Dispute Resolution   Role   Business Services   Practice Group/Department   Dispute Resolution   Job Category   Business Services   Job Location   London   Description The Team Dispute Resolution and Litigation (‘Disputes’) is a key service area for Norton Rose Fulbright, with over 1,200 lawyers advising many of the world’s largest corporations and financial institutions on complex, high-value and sensitive multi-jurisdictional disputes. The Business Development Executive will provide support on day-to-day and strategic marketing and business development activity for the Europe, Middle East and Asia (‘EMEA’) Disputes practice, such as business planning, budgeting, pitches, client targeting, digital marketing and events. We look for people who show ambition, determination and the desire to pursue a career in business development.  We aim to provide you with opportunities to develop your career across the business development function, encouraging close co-operation and team-working alongside other central Marketing and Business Development (‘BD’) functions such as the key client and central bids team both in London and internationally. This role would also involve regular engagement with our Global Service Centre based in Manila. This role reports into the Business Development Manager, Dispute Resolution and Litigation. The Role Strategic marketing and business development planning You will support the Business Development Manager and Disputes partners on specific marketing and business development initiatives which use the full marketing mix to win new work and develop the reputation of our Disputes practice. Assisting with the development and preparation of business plans, budget proposals and Disputes participation in wider Norton Rose Fulbright business development programmes Monitoring actions agreed in plans and project meetings and helping fee-earners meet their commitments Client development and pitches Together with the BD Manager and the central Client team (where relevant), assist with the development of Disputes opportunities with global and regional key clients as well as target clients of the practice. Assisting with client targeting, including conducting sector or organisation research, liaising with our Global Service Centre based in Manila Supporting client accounts managed out of the Disputes practice Working with the BD Manager and, where appropriate, our Strategic Bids team to prepare and produce bespoke bids, panel pitches and other client development presentations (formal and informal). Involves drafting and editing text where necessary; coordinating international contributions to opportunities (such as CVs, team details, experience, etc), and ensuring adherence to visual identity Preparing and coordinating the production/updating of practice experience statements and credentials materials Events management Working with the Business Development Manager, our central events team, and our knowledge lawyers, you will work on the planning and implementation of high-impact client events. Sourcing client entertainment options and managing bookings Putting together invitations and invite lists bespoke to the event Organising the arrangements and running the event Reporting on ROI following the event and ensuring leads are followed up on Corporate communications Make sure all marketing communications channels are exploited to convey consistent messages about the practice, our capabilities and experience. Assisting fee earners on updaters, articles and directory submissions, in cooperation with the central PR and Directories teams where necessary Ensuring on and offline marketing collateral is compliant with visual identity guidelines, working in conjunction with the central Brand, Design and Digital team Maintaining Disputes practice material on our website and intranet Using internal communications channels to raise awareness of practice activity and opportunities Business development systems Co-ordinating contributions and input into business development systems including InterAction (CRM), Experience Management, bids and CV databases for supporting initiatives such as events, bids, key client and target programmes, experience statement compilation and legal directory submissions. This will involve working in conjunction with our Global Service Centre based in Manila Integrate use of systems into all activity according to best practice Assist fee earners and their secretaries with contact management Skills and Experience Required Graduate calibre with demonstrable and/or professionally recognised marketing or communications qualification (such as CIM, etc) Significant relevant marketing and organisational experience Experience of working in a legal and/or professional services environment Understands when to act and when to ask Builds trust amongst fee earning team and wider stakeholder community Understands the need and has the ability to manage expectations Good attention to detail Strong written and oral communication skills Confident Willingness to take on additional responsibility and deputise for their line manager when required Sound working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel Competencies Our business principles are Quality, Unity, Integrity. The successful candidate will be expected consistently to demonstrate the following competencies: Shows technical ability Contributes effectively at meetings Seeks supervision and/or supervises appropriately Communicates effectively Organised and meets deadlines Focuses on performance enhancement Develops and maintains relationships Delivers excellent service Builds strong reputation Actively contributes to the team Demonstrates leadership orientation Treats people with dignity and respect Promotes and demonstrates our business principles Focuses on strategic priorities