The Global Litigation 50 – 2017

The Global Litigation Top 50 ranks the world’s largest 50 firms in the world by litigation and arbitration revenue and also tracks headcount trends across the world’s leading litigation hotspots.

The report also includes highly detailed insights (including many direct from the firms in the ranking) on key disputes trends. This year’s Global Litigation Top 50 report focuses on the inexorable rise of technology across all stages of the litigation process. The market for these services is currently booming while over the past decade, and particularly over the past three-to-five years, the world’s leading litigation practices have been driving forward a plethora of tech-enabled initiatives to enhance the delivery of their legal services to clients.

The report also provides an exclusive overview of the health of the global litigation market and headcount trends in the main jurisdictions. It reflects trends in the litigation market such as which types of disputes are currently particularly active and which are likely to be the busiest in the coming years, and also highlights the strategic moves the world’s leading firms are making in order to maintain their position at the head of the global disputes market.

The report includes a range of financial metrics for each firm in the Top 50. These include:

  • total litigation revenue
  • revenue per litigation partner
  • revenue per litigation lawyer
  • litigation revenue per jurisdiction
  • headcount trends across the time period for which we have data

Who should read this report?

This report is of value to anybody involved in the global disputes market. It is of particular benefit to the firms listed in the report as well as their competitors, along with providers of services to these firms, notably recruitment consultants and technology providers.

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