Gross revenue for The Global 100 grew by 8.1% in 2018, to $114.2 billion, surpassing the 6.4% growth delivered by the world’s largest firms in 2017. 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. China places five firms on the Global 100. Eight firms are structured as vereins or European Economic Interest Groups (EEIGs). Forty-six firms had more than $1 billion in revenues, compared with 34 last year. 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 2018. Lawyer numbers are average full-time equivalent numbers for 2018. Gross revenue and revenue per lawyer figures are rounded to the nearest $1,000.
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