King & Wood Mallesons’ London office generated nearly £12m in the first year since its relaunch, The Lawyer has learnt. The office opened at the start of 2017, with its financials corresponding to its first 12 months of operating. KWM’s UK revenue of £11.8m would put it at the 183rd position in this year’s The […]
The largest 200 UK law firms of 2018 have been revealed with the publication of The Lawyer UK 200: Top 100 2018.
Reed Smith’s highest-earner in London picked up a profit share of £2.5m over 2017, increasing by nearly 9 per cent over the last financial year. The firm’s LLP accounts relate to its London office, as well as operations in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kazakhstan, Paris and Athens. They detail that the share of profits handed to […]
In its first set of audited accounts as a London LLP, Weil Gotshal & Manges‘ UK arm has revealed that both net profit and turnover saw double-digit growth in the last financial year. The US firm’s London operations converted to a limited liability partnership in 2015 meaning these are the first figures to be published by […]
Slater & Gordon (S&G) CEO David Whitmore has urged the firm to look towards the future after its accounts revealed a 27 per cent drop in turnover for the firm’s financial year ending June 2017. A difficult 12 months saw the firm’s topline fall from £316.8m to £231.5m, a fall of £85.3m, with a number […]
DWF has released its financial results for the 2017/18 financial year with the firm posting an 18 per cent increase in turnover taking it from £199m to £236m. The firm also said that average profit per equity partner at the firm had increased last year, though it declined to publish what that figure had reached. […]
Just over half of the UK 200 Independents think trading conditions will be tougher in 2018/19 compared to last year, exclusive data from The Lawyer has shown. Brexit is still a significant concern for the UK’s regional and national law firms, ranked 101 to 200 in The Lawyer’s annual chart. In an attitudinal survey, just over half […]
The combined revenue of the UK’s second 100 law firms has broken through the £1.5bn barrier for the first time.
In-house counsel have described DAC Beachcroft’s meeting rooms as “a miserable dungeon”, as part of an attitudinal survey on workspace carried out by The Lawyer.
Smaller UK firms are bracing for a tough year, with Brexit the main cause of concern for the UK’s regional and independent players, exclusive UK 200 research has shown.
More than half the European 100 either had no net change, or a net decrease, in female partner numbers last year.
Independent European firms are more worried about cyber security risks to their business than they are about global politics, Brexit or the Trump administration, exclusive research has revealed. Almost two-thirds of firms responding to the European 100 survey this year said they had identified cyber security as a risk for their business in 2018. The […]
Iberian firm Garrigues has become the first Continental European firm to break through the €350m (£307m) turnover barrier, holding its place as the largest independent firm in The Lawyer European 100. Garrigues posted a 2.2 per cent rise in revenue last year to push total income to €357.1m, keeping it comfortably ahead of French firm […]
Revenue growth slowed for many European law firms last year, with many blaming the UK’s referendum over its membership of the EU as the major cause.
Dentons has agreed a merger with Dutch firm Boekel, based in Amsterdam.
In 2016, the total turnover for the Continent’s top 100 firms broke through €9bn (£7bn) for the first time.
After a year of buoyant M&A activity and a continued flow of contentious and restructuring work, the financial results for the biggest European firms are in – and it was a record year
This week’s in-house interview sees Bjarne Tellmann, general counsel at publishing giant Pearson, go into detail about cultural change in an organisation. It took Tellmann – listed in The Lawyer Hot 100 this year, and whose function is shortlisted for In-House TMT Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards next month – just 12 […]
Revenue and profits were up across much of the Continent last year as the European 100 gained a new top-ranked firm, France’s Fidal. Overall, 2014 was a good year across Europe. Even though not all markets are out of recession the combined turnover of the European 100 rose by around 5 per cent, to €8.6bn […]
Norton Rose Fulbright has restarted merger talks with Australian independent firm Henry Davis York (HDY), with partners expected to vote on the proposed union in the coming weeks.
Is Asia turning out to be a headache? This week we publish our annual Asia-Pacific 150, which follows hard on the heels of our new Global 200.
Volatility, consolidation and competition sum up 2015 in Asia’s crowded legal markets, exclusive research by The Lawyer has found.
Since 2013, the Top 30 firms in China has taken giant strides forward, with average revenue and headcounts soaring.
President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Britain has supposedly opened a “golden era” in the relationship between the countries.
The first ever report into the financial results of the elite Chinese firms, The Lawyer China Elite 2015, was published on Monday. It identified the 30 largest Chinese firms by annual turnover and found that all but one posted growth in the 2014/15 financial year. Chinese giant Dacheng claimed the highest annual turnover among all […]
Overseas expansion and global alliances aside, this year’s China Elite report puts equal emphasis on the internal transformation and evolution some of the top-tier firms are currently undergoing. It will discuss how the leadership teams plan to improve firm governance, management and financial integration, which are of paramount importance for the next critical decade of […]
By Malcolm Simpson, Gwendoline Davies, Nick Lees Parties have been concerned for some time about the length and cost of arbitration, and how these issues can be effectively controlled. This article considers the factors affecting accessibility, how arbitral institutions can help, and how the parties can help themselves; different available tools and innovative solutions that can be deployed […]
By Gwendoline Davies Fake reviews have featured in the press a lot recently, but they are certainly not a new phenomenon and such practices have no doubt existed for as long as people have been reviewing products and services. However, the explosion of the online retail marketplace has made fake reviews a very lucrative business. At […]
By Maria Connolly Purely sporting or recreational rights over land are capable of being easements, the Supreme Court has confirmed. In a judgment handed down today the Court held that, so long as such rights satisfy the four well-established characteristics of easements, there is no reason why they should not be easements (Regency Villas Title […]
By Beth Jenkins and Paula Rome In this article, we take a look back through some key cases from the last three months and the lessons which we can learn from them. Discrimination In Ms A Gray V Mulberry Company (Design) Ltd the EAT held that an employer will not be discriminating on grounds of […]
By Florian Kusznier Technology and innovation are key drivers of advancement in a variety of industries, and certainly in healthcare. The level of patient care can be improved considerably with the right mix of traditional and innovative treatments and solutions. Nevertheless, there are regulatory challenges to overcome. Teleradiology is one area where technological advancements allow […]
By Stephanie De Smedt, Olivier Belleflamme As a business operator, you obviously want your products to be known by the public and more specifically by selected target groups. To do so, many companies have chosen to heavily invest in “influencer marketing”. Many companies are partnering up with influencers to promote their food supplements or (over-the-counter) […]