The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 is the only research report to provide a ranking of the top 100 independent local firms and top 50 global firms in the region. The report offers critical review of some of the fastest growing firms and their strategies, a country-by-country guide to leading legal advisers and legal services market trends, plus exclusive insight into the current business development opportunities in the Asia Pacific. Read more
This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Clifford Chance is taking a leaf out of Linklaters book by reducing headcount at its London office. It is understood that Clifford Chance has announced a reduction of around 20 associates and support staff in its corporate department while a number of lawyers will be redeployed throughout the firm. The move echoes that of Linklaters which has gone through a review of staffing levels resulting in a number of lawyers, including partners, being managed out of the firm. However, Clifford Chance has not announced any plans to cut partner numbers in any practice areas. While the corporate department has been the first to instigate staff cuts, it is believed that all areas in the firm are monitoring headcount. The move arrives days after the firm revealed plans to reduce pay for newly-qualifieds to £48,000 from £50,000, the current benchmark for pay for all magic circle firms.