The Lawyer’s new China Elite report contains the most detailed research available on the PRC legal market and contains unparalleled insight into the country's leading law firms. They vary in size, practice focus and geographic coverage, but they all share one common quality – ambition... 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.
Beiten Burkhardt, the former German member of the defunct KPMG legal arm, has reported strong year-end results.
The firm, which formally severed its links with KLegal in January 2004, turned over €70m (£48.8m) last year; the average profit per equity partner figure stood at €420,000 (£292,500), with partners at the bottom and top of equity taking home €250,000 (£174,100) and e1m (£700,000) respectively.
The preliminary results are the first to be published since Beiten gained independence from KLegal and after the firm changed its year-end from 30 September to 31 December in 2003.
Commenting on the results, Beiten partner Jack Schiffer said the preliminary figures were presented to partners earlier this month and that the firm was very happy with the results. He claimed it was very difficult to compare the results with previous years' due to the change in the financial year.
Beiten's labour law and public procurement practices reported the biggest increases in turnover.