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Gross revenue for The Global 100 grew by 6.4 percent in 2017, to $105.7 billion. That surpasses 2016’s increase in gross revenue of 2.8 percent. This year, 77 of the world’s top-grossing firms have more lawyers in the United States than anywhere else, while 12 have the greatest share of their lawyers in the United Kingdom. Eight firms are structured as vereins or European Economic Interest Groups (EEIGs). Forty firms had more than $1 billion in revenues, compared with 34 last year.


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In most cases, gross revenues for U.S. firms are derived from The Am Law 100. Other firms were surveyed directly for The American Lawyer’s Global 100, Legal Week’s U.K. Top 100 or The American Lawyer’s Asia/China report.

Currency conversion rates to U.S. dollars are annual averages for 2017. Lawyer numbers are average full-time equivalent numbers for 2017. Gross revenue and revenue per lawyer figures are rounded to the nearest $1,000.

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Ben Seal

Ben Seal is managing editor of The American Lawyer. He joined the magazine in February 2018, and previously spent five years working for The Legal Intelligencer, editing the paper's magazines and supplements and reporting on Pennsylvania's state courts, legislature and Attorney General's Office. Contact him at [email protected] or @BSealTAL.

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