The 2011 Global 100: Most Revenue
Gross revenue rebounded slightly last year. The Global 100 firms reported a 3 percent increase in 2010. Seventy-eight of the world’s top-grossing firms are American and 12 are British, though four of them are structured as vereins. Rounding out this year’s list are six Australian firms; and one firm each from Canada, France, Spain, and the Netherlands.
Revenues for American firms are from The Am Law 100. European firm revenues are from Legal Week. Australian and Canadian firms were surveyed directly. Currency conversion rates to U.S. dollars are annual averages for 2010. Lawyer numbers are average full-time-equivalent numbers for 2010. Revenue figures are rounded to the nearest $500,000. Click here for more on the methodology used to create this and other charts in the Global 100 package.
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¹ Because we are publishing global statistics for DLA Piper for the first time, there is no 2010 ranking.
² Hogan & Hartson joined with Lovells in May 2010 to form the Hogan Lovells verein.
³ Norton Rose joined with Deacons Australia to form a verein, effective January 2010. It also joined with law firms Ogilvy Renault and Deneys Reitz Inc, effective June 2011. Results here do not include the June mergers.
⁴ Squire, Sanders & Dempsey joined with Hammonds to form a verein effective January 2011. Results are for Squire, Sanders & Dempsey premerger.
⁵ Sonnenschein joined with Denton Wilde Sapte in September 2010 to form the SNR Denton verein. Results are for the legacy U.S. operation only.