International Top 30 position: 14
Jones Day posted a seven per cent increase in its UK billings during 2011, with revenue rising from $84.6m to $90.5m. Firmwide, Jones Day boasted a turnover of $1.5bn.
The major theme for the firm during 2012 seemed to be one of expansion. High-profile hires last year included senior litigation partner John Emmerig from Ashurst Australia for its Sydney office, a move which came months after the hire of Matthew Skinner and Darren Murphy from Linklaters’ Australian ally Allens (formerly Allens Arthur Robinson) in Singapore.
The hire of Skinner and Murphy came after the firm took part in the application process for Singapore's second round of Qualifying Foreign Law Practice licences. Elsewhere in Asia the firm bolstered its Hong Kong office with the addition of Allen & Overy M&A lawyer Chris Swift, an appointment that followed the addition of banking and finance partner Maria Tan Pedersen from K&L Gates’s Hong Kong office.
Internally, the firm named six new partners in London and 45 new partners globally in 2012. Half of the London promotions were female, with the newly promoted team made up of M&A duo Elizabeth Robertson and Simon Kiff, banking and finance lawyer Amy Kho, competition lawyer Matt Evans, private equity specialist Anna Cartwright and commercial litigator Lucas Moore.
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Firmwide turnover: $1.5bn
Global lawyers 2011: 2,371