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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.
The US firm’s revenue increased by 4 per cent from $1.18bn in 2007 up to $1.23bn in 2008. This compares with a 12.4 per cent hike last year from $1.05bn in 2006.
In 2008, Weil Gotshal was instructed on a string of credit crunch-related deals. These included bankruptcy star Harvey Miller advising Lehman Brothers on its Chapter 11 filing in September (15 September).
In the UK, Premier Foods drafted in London-based Weil Gotshal partner Ian Hamilton to advise on its restructuring of its £1.7bn debt burden.
The firm’s figures contrast with those of a number of US firms that have reported a dip in revenue or profits per equity partner (PEP) for the last financial year.