DLA nudges up international LLP’s turnover

DLA Piper’s international LLP, which excludes the US arm of the business, posted a turnover of $935m (£580m) for the 2010 ­calendar year, 0.2 per cent up on the previous year’s ­figure of $933m.

In the 2010 financial year, global turnover at the firm, which includes the non-financially integrated US, stood at $1.96bn, up by 0.7 per cent on the 2009 figure of $1.95bn.

US turnover for the last financial year was $1.03bn, up by 1 per cent on the ­previous year, when the firm posted $1.02bn.

Global profit for the last year increased by a greater margin, up by 5.9 per cent to $777.8m.

DLA Piper reported a strong start to 2011, with first-quarter revenue up 11.5 per cent on the same period last year. This figure includes the US, but not ­Australia’s DLA Phillips Fox, which did not financially integrate with the rest of the business until 1 May 2010.