Bull Housser, one of B.C.’s most well respected law firms, has joined forces with a global law firm in a combination that will give the Vancouver-based firm and its clients worldwide reach.
In September, Bull Housser and Norton Rose Fulbright announced that the two firms would combine in an initiative that will propel the British Columbia firm into the global legal market.
Bull Housser, with its 126 years of history, has 92 lawyers at its Vancouver office. Norton Rose Fulbright is a fast-growing global firm that has established out its Canadian presence in recent years with offices in Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.
The result is a partnership that will allow Bull Housser to expand its service offerings for its B.C. clients and provide Norton Rose Fulbright and its global clientele with a trusted advisor in the province.
“Our respective clients want simplified access to our firm across Canada, the U.S. western seaboard and the Pacific Rim. This combination addresses their need for that and provides a Vancouver presence,” says Charles Hurdon, Managing Partner of Norton Rose Fulbright in Canada.
The two firms have complementary strengths, offering market leading capability in energy, mining, infrastructure, financial services, real estate, shipping, ports, life sciences, healthcare and technology.
Moreover, the combination will provide three key advantages for clients: innovative service offerings, improved efficiencies through advanced technology as well as access to leading legal advisors around the globe.
The combination follows a trend of consolidation in the industry in Canada, whereby global firms have formed partnerships with established Canadian firms.
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