European 100

Euro firms go global

After a year of buoyant M&A activity and a continued flow of contentious and restructuring work, the financial results for the biggest European firms are in – and it was a record year

Culture, challenge and change

This week’s in-house interview sees Bjarne Tellmann, general counsel at publishing giant Pearson, go into detail about cultural change in an organisation. It took Tellmann – listed in The Lawyer Hot 100 this year, and whose function is shortlisted for In-House TMT Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards next month – just 12 […]


European firms report record turnover as Continent bounces back

Revenue and profits were up across much of the Continent last year as the European 100 gained a new top-ranked firm, France’s Fidal. Overall, 2014 was a good year across Europe. Even though not all markets are out of recession the combined turnover of the European 100 rose by around 5 per cent, to €8.6bn […]

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A&L Goodbody’s Julian Yarr: betting on the future

A&L Goodbody was the first Irish firm to win The Lawyer’s European Law Firm of the Year award. Managing partner Julian Yarr reveals how the firm’s attitude to innovation has led it to success. A criticism which is sometimes made of firms headquartered outside of the UK or US is that they are slow to […]

The European 100 Report 2015

The European 100, now in its sixth year, ranks the largest 100 independent European firms by revenue and the 30 biggest international firms by their European headcount. We look at metrics such as leverage, female partnership proportion, and track the growth of the European 100 across the time period for which we have data.  For […]

European 100: which firms are thriving and which merely surviving?

After months of research, chasing firms for figures and crunching numbers, The Lawyer European 100 2014 was published this week. With the Eurozone finally nudging out of recession, the results show that a measure of confidence has returned to some European markets. After a difficult 2012, for instance, French firms by and large had extremely […]

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Gide managing partner: we’re moving on together

Gide Loyrette Nouel’s managing partner Stéphane Puel is leading the firm into a new era and trying to put recent challenges behind him. “Last year was a transition year,” says Gide Loyrette Nouel managing partner Stéphane Puel of 2013 for the French firm. Puel has now been in charge of Gide, France’s second-largest firm by revenue […]


Latham & Watkins: one firm across the continent?

Latham & Watkins has a concentrated global strategy – which extends to its European presence. US firm Latham & Watkins has just 11 offices in continental Europe, spread across six jurisdictions. Unlike some of its rivals, it has kept its European presence fairly lean and focused on these key countries – and, says executive committee […]

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European 100 unveiled

Now in its fifth year, The Lawyer European 100 is unveiled today. Find out who’s up and who’s down in our exclusive report, in which the top firms are ranked by revenue – plus, how much the top UK and US firms turn over in Europe. You can buy the full report online. Executive Summary […]

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