Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

The Lawyer UK 200

  • UK 200 Position: 17

    • UK 200 Position: 17
    • UK/global turnover: £29.76m/£439.66m
    • Global PEP: £951,000
    • UK/global RPL: £583,000/£491,000
    US West Coast-headquartered Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s London office had a storming year in 2006, bettering the previous year’s growth in terms of both headcount and turnover.

    Globally the firm’s revenue and PEP increased by a steady 8.4 per cent and 7.1 per cent respectively, but London showed dramatic improvement, with revenue nearly doubling, from £15.6m in 2005 to £29.76m at the end of 2006 – an indication of the significant investment in people made the year before.

    Growth in lawyer numbers in London did not stop, with 10 more added. New partners included associate Dorothee Fischer-Appelt from A&O, who was promoted on arrival, and employment partner James Cox from Ashurst, who launched Gibson Dunn’s first UK employment practice.

    But the firm did scrap its all-equity model in 2006, citing added flexibility in making lateral hires and promotions as the reason.