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About Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Brussels Office Since:

1990

Firm Description

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Government Relations and Public Policy practice comprises lawyers and government affairs professionals working across our global network. We work with in-house lawyers and government relations teams to help them to navigate the complex and sensitive interaction between law and politics, policy and regulation. We serve clients in the banking, commodities, digital asset, financial services and technology sectors as well as public authorities and self-regulatory organisations. Offering clients an unmatched mix of policy, process and sectoral expertise, we work with our clients through the entire legislative process from initial objectives to new law, from implementing measures to application. We support our clients across jurisdictions, helping them coordinate and promote appropriate and consistent legislation wherever they do business. Having both deep expertise in the law and regulation and an insider’s understanding of politics and policymaking enables us to synthesise solutions that work commercially, legally and politically. That is a rare combination which we believe adds real value to our clients.

Owner Structure

Limited liability partnership.

International Structure

Drawing on the experience of lawyers, lobbyists and consultants who have held senior positions with government agencies and departments worldwide, we offer our clients a significant understanding of the underlying policies which shape the regulators’ approach and of the sensitivities of dealing with global, regional and national policy makers and regulators. This allows us to provide comprehensive assistance to our clients as they navigate the evolving and increasingly complex global regulatory and compliance environment.

Key Strengths

Examples of how we support our client’s business include:

  • Providing bespoke insight and intelligence support
  • Supporting advocacy and strategic engagement
  • Helping with responses to consultations, formulating positions on proposed legislation and regulation
  • Training senior managers before committee appearance or other regulatory hearings
  • Advising on political and regulatory matters in the course of transaction support
  • Supporting clients through regulatory investigations and inquiries

Number of Public Affairs Consultants

5

Key Clients

Bank for International Settlements, Citadel Securities, Ruffer, Banco Finantia, Shopify, ByBit.

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.”

“NRF team has been very helpful in steering us through the complexities of European legislative process and advising on how to best advocate our position with decision-makers. This, combined with their responsiveness and in-depth technical legal knowledge, provides the very kind of support we were looking for.”

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