The Global Litigation 50 2020 ranks the largest litigation practices in the world by revenue and highlights the key trends within the disputes market for the past year.

  1. Understand elite firms’ approaches to building their disputes businesses and their responses to the pandemic
  2. Gain insights into the most competitive growth areas
  3. Scan the most important strategic moves in the disputes market, including talent investment


As a new addition, this year’s Global Litigation Top 50 will include a focus on current, live cases as well as highlighting those handled by the world’s leading disputes practices. The new Top Cases of 2021 section will report on those cases that are likely to be the most important of next year in the global litigation market.

The overall theme of this year’s report will be assessing the impact of Covid-19 on the world’s largest litigation practices. But the report will include the financial and headcount rankings at its core, tracking which firms have been building capabilities in disputes, where and how.

The only report on the market that ranks the world’s leading litigation practices by revenue, including unique in-depth analysis and historical data.

Strategies for over half of the top 50 firms included in the report. This includes information, trends and analysis, on cities and regions, notable lateral hires, office openings, mergers, partner exits and major cases, information that is gathered both by The Lawyer editorial and research teams and collected directly from firms via formal submissions.

There will also be an updated technology section, and for the first time this report will include video content provided by some of the top litigation leading practices.

How the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown is impacting the use of technology in litigation – Dechert’s Head of Disputes Dorothy Cory-Wright