The City

Focused on issues facing the most active UK and US law firms in the City of London

Latest Reports

Cleary Gottlieb: Under the skin of a firm playing catch-up

This report contains:

  • an analysis of the reality of Cleary Gottlieb’s growth trajectory in London since 2014
  • an overview of challenges faced by the top global firms which are pursuing similar growth strategies
  • a discussion on Cleary’s distinctive practice area mix, highlighting its substantial focus on antitrust cases.
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by  Matt Byrne, Vitesa Fetahu, Nikhil Raj
June 2024

US 50 2024 – Financial results

This report contains:

  • financial performance of the largest US firms in London
  • analysis of five standout firms that achieved significant revenue growth, detailing key factors behind their success
  • individual firm profiles highlighting financial performance, growth strategies and client base and matters


by  Matt Byrne, Vitesa Fetahu, Nikhil Raj, Rachel Moloney, Charlotte Lear, Carla Gozo, Katy Dowell
May 2024

US 50 2024 – Headcount

This report contains:

  • ranking of the 50 largest US firms by headcount
  • analysis on the extent to which US firms are increasing their focus on UK-originated work and clients
  • data-rich firm profiles

Please note that headcount figures are for the year 2023

by  Matt Byrne, Vitesa Fetahu, Yoanna Slaveva, Nikhil Raj
April 2024