The numbers are in from the U.K. firms, and The American Lawyer‘s Global 100 is slowly taking shape.

After eight years, Clifford Chance has been knocked from its No. 1 spot as the world’s largest law firm, ranked by gross revenue, and replaced by another British firm, Linklaters. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer billed enough in the 2008-09 fiscal year to claim second place. Clifford Chance now sits in third place. The top five is completed by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Baker & McKenzie.

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