The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 is the only research report to provide a ranking of the top 100 independent local firms and top 50 global firms in the region. The report offers critical review of some of the fastest growing firms and their strategies, a country-by-country guide to leading legal advisers and legal services market trends, plus exclusive insight into the current business development opportunities in the Asia Pacific. 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.
Revenues at Watson Farley & Williams have broken through £50m mark for the first time.
Revenues at Watson Farley & Williams have broken through the £50m mark for the first time. Gross fees for the 2005-06 financial year reached £53.5m, a rise of 9.5 per cent. Average profit per equity partner at the shipping, energy and finance firm also hit a benchmark figure, breaking £400,000 to reach £419,000. The 7.4 per cent increase in average profits is lower than figures reported by a number of firms so far this year. However, unlike an increasing number of firms, Watson Farley’s partnership is almost entirely full equity, creating a dampening effect on the overall average. The year saw Watson Farley increase its share of international matters with a major mobile phone financing in Nigeria, the conclusion of the Indian Dhabol project arbitration, and the establishment of an offfice in Hamburg. The new German office has now grown to 14 fee earners.