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About Norton Rose Fulbright

Brussels Office Since:

1990

Firm Description

NRF is a global legal practice comprised of more than 4,000 lawyers based in over 50 cities across the world. Our Government Relations and Public Policy (GRPP) practice comprises lawyers, lobbyists and specialist consultants working across our Brussels, London, Ottawa, Singapore and Washington, DC offices. We serve clients in the banking, commodities, data, energy, financial services and technology sectors as well as public authorities and self-regulatory organisations.

Owner Structure

Limited liability partnership.

Key Strengths

We offer clients an unmatched mix of policy, process and sectoral expertise. We work with our clients through the entire legislative lifecycle from initial ideas to the adoption of new law, from the drafting of implementing measures to application and enforcement. We support our clients across jurisdictions, helping them coordinate and promote appropriate, consistent and predictable legislation and regulation wherever they do business.

Our practice strengths include our technical expertise, our knowledge of local law and how it is applied and our experience helping our clients do business across borders. These strengths set us apart from the competition. Our specialist policy areas include anti-bribery and corruption, banking, Brexit, campaign finance and electoral law, competition, data privacy and protection, derivatives, energy, investment management, securities regulation and taxation.

Number of Public Affairs Consultants

8

Key Clients

Bank for International Settlements, Institutional Money Market Funds Association, Jane Street, London Bullion Market Association, Ruffer, Singapore Exchange, Susquehanna International Group and Virtu Financial.

Thought Leadership

Last year NRF published cutting-edge research and analysis on public policy issues ranging from the regulation of cannabis products to insolvency practices for crypto-assets, from the evolution of lobbying regulation to national security reviews of foreign acquisitions and investments across jurisdictions. Some of our most widely cited and popular publications and resources include:

  • Our new hub helps our clients navigate and understand what Brexit means for their business. The hub provides access to a range of information and resources including consolidated versions of UK legislation ‘onshoring’ EU law. The hub also includes daily analysis, insights into the constitutional framework and timelines. Register for access today at https://knowledgeproducts.nortonrosefulbright.com.
  • Our quarterly magazine on the agribusiness and food sector covers issues from merger and acquisitions to case reviews as well as updates on the latest legislation and regulation applicable in key markets. The geographical spread of our readers includes all major agricultural markets across the world including Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia as well as North and South America.
  • Our financial services regulatory blog is your one-stop-shop for analysis on the latest regulatory developments in Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States as well as regionally in Africa and Asia. Last year the blog included over 1,100 posts from NRF lawyers and lobbyists across the globe and welcomed over 211,000 visitors. Sign up today at www.regulationtomorrow.com.
  • Lawmakers and regulators are increasingly focussed on holding those in senior positions within financial institutions accountable for their actions. This phenomenon has forced firms to adapt and prepare for the implementation of new and more scrupulous obligations. Our Individual Accountability Hub has been created to provide a comprehensive understanding of the new expectations for anyone preparing for these obligations. Register for access today at https://knowledgeproducts.nortonrosefulbright.com.

Testimonials and why clients like to work with us

Our clients prize our strengths and our responsiveness, seek our tailored and reasoned advice and rely upon our probity.

“We have been hugely appreciative of the high quality of work provided by the NRF team. In particular their ability to ensure our concerns are not only heard by policy makers but where possible reflected in the legislation.”
Ruth Crowell, CEO, London Bullion Market Association

“IMMFA instructed the NRF team on a complex and politically-sensitive matter. The team worked diligently and quickly to support the association’s advocacy efforts, counselling us on where and when to press our position and giving us creative ideas to protect our members’ businesses.”
Jane Lowe, Secretary General, Institutional Money Market Funds Association

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