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An exhaustive analysis of the UK market including every firm in the top 200 ranked, analysed and benchmarked, UK chambers ranked by turnover, revenue per barrister and which international firms are most active in the UK.
Ropes & Gray, meanwhile, increased headcount by 20 from 44 to 64 and Kirkland & Ellis from 54 to 68.
There are, of course, exceptions to the trend. Magic circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer broke the mould with a 51.5 per cent rise in lawyer numbers from 165 to 250 – an increase of 85.
Chinese firms dominated the Top 100 independent firm list. All but two of the 35 included in the list have seen an increase in lawyer headcount in 2013 compared to the previous year.
Beijing-based Global Law Office is one of the fastest-growing firms in 2013. The firm’s lawyer headcount grew by 50 per cent from 130 in 2012 to 195 last year.
Beijing-headquartered Dacheng is the largest firm in the Asia Pacific, with 3,257 lawyers in 50 offices globally. That represents a 49 per cent increase on 2012 when the firm was when the firm had 2,190.
The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 ranks of the largest law firms by lawyer number across Asia Pacific. It also provides a comprehensive overview of key developments and events in the dynamic legal market.