European firms report record turnover as Continent bounces back

This week saw the publication of The Lawyer European 100 2015, the only annual ranking of independent firms across Continental Europe by turnover figures.

The headline numbers were positive this year. Combined revenue of the top 100 increased by 5 per cent to €8.6bn. France’s Fidal became the Continent’s largest independent firm by both turnover and headcount, after a 7.7 per cent rise in revenue saw it overtake Iberian firm Garrigues.

Garrigues also had a pretty good year with revenues rising in its first year of reporting turnover on a calendar year basis.

For the highlights of this year’s report, have a look at the executive summary online – for all the juicy data and analysis, click here to get your copy of the full report.

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