The Global 100: Most Revenue 2009
The recession took its toll last year, yet Global 100 firms still managed to eke out an increase of 2 percent in gross revenue. The real story is in revenue per lawyer, though, which is down 3 percent. American and British players continue to dominate: Seventy-five of the world’s top-grossing firms are American, and 14 are British. Rounding out this year’s list are five Australian firms; two firms each from France and Spain; and one firm each from the Netherlands and Canada.
Revenue figures for American firms were obtained from The Am Law 100. European firm revenues were obtained from Legal Week in London. Australian and Canadian firms were surveyed. Currency conversion rates are annual averages for 2008. Lawyer numbers are average full-time-equivalent numbers for the most recent fiscal year. Revenue figures are rounded to the nearest $500,000.
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|(1) Baker & McKenzie's figures are as of June 30, 2009 |
(2) DLA Piper International and DLA Piper US are treated as separate entities.
(3) The firm changed its name to K&L Gates from Kirkpatrick Lockhart Preston Gates & Ellis in July 2008