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Saturday night was a bad one for Spain. The country’s Eurovision entry plummeted almost to the bottom of the results table at the annual musical cheese-fest.

Just as well, then, that the country’s law firms are a bit more prominent. Once again Garrigues has topped the European 100 table, despite suffering falling revenues. Its local rivals Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira and Slaughter and May best friend Uría Menéndez have also retained their top 10 places.

Germany’s Eurovision results were also pretty dismal. Turns out calling your song ‘Glorious’ does not automatically bring you glory. But Germany’s law firms are much more successful, with a spectacular set of financial results putting the jurisdiction very much top of the Continental league table.

About the only country where Eurovision and European 100 are aligned is Norway. On Saturday Margaret Berger told the continent “I feed you my love”, and voters and viewers responded with enough points to make sure the country finished fourth.

Although Norway isn’t quite Europe’s fourth-largest legal market, its firms did have a spectacular 2012. Schjødt produced the best performance of any European 100 firm with a 14 per cent turnover rise.

Sadly the European 100 doesn’t feature Greek men in skirts, a Maltese singing doctor or Bonnie Tyler, but it does have tons of analysis on Europe’s top firms and how they are faring as the eurozone crisis continues. Click here to get your copy now.

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