The Global 100

The Global 100 - Most Revenue

Combined gross revenue for The Global 100 grew by 3.8 percent in 2012 to a record high of $85 billion. This year 77 of the world’s top-grossing firms are American and 13 are British. Rounding out this year’s list are five Australian firms and one firm each from Canada, China, France, Spain, and the Netherlands. Eight firms are structured as vereins or as European Economic Interest Groups (EEIGs). Footnotes for law firms appear only on first mention in the chart package.

Revenues for the American firms are derived from The Am Law 100. All other firms were surveyed directly. Currency conversion rates to U.S. dollars are annual averages for 2012. Lawyer numbers are average full-time-equivalent numbers for 2012. Gross revenue figures are rounded to the nearest $500,000, while revenue per lawyer figures are rounded to the nearest $5,000. Click here for more on the methodology used to create this and other charts in the Global 100 package.

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Footnotes:
† Gross revenue based on most recent fiscal year.
* Vereins and European Economic Interest Groups (EEIGs) differ structurally from other Global 100 firms, especially in regard to profit sharing.
1 Merged with Fulbright & Jaworski in June 2013 to form the Norton Rose Fulbright verein. Results are for the legacy operation only.
2 Herbert Smith joined with Freehills to form Herbert Smith Freehills in October 2012. Their financials are a full-year pro forma based on seven months of official results.
3 King & Wood joined with Mallesons Stephen Jaques to form the King & Wood Mallesons verein in March 2012.
4 SNR Denton joined with Fraser Milner Casgrain and Salans in March 2013, creating the Dentons verein. Results are for the legacy operation only.
5 Merged with Norton Rose in June 2013 to form the Norton Rose Fulbright verein. Results are for the legacy operation only.
6 Ashurst and Ashurst Australia have a proposed vote for a global merger in October 2013.
7 Baker & Daniels joined with Faegre & Benson to form Faegre Baker Daniels in January 2012.
8 Ashurst and Blake Dawson merged their Asian operations to form Ashurst Australia in March 2012 ahead of their vote for global merger in October 2013.