Gross revenue for The Global 100 grew by its highest rate since 2007, with a 7 percent increase in 2011. Seventy-six of the world’s top-grossing firms are American and 14 are British, though seven of them are structured as vereins or as European Economic Interest Groups (EEIGs). Rounding out this year’s list are six Australian firms; and one firm each from Canada, France, Spain, and the Netherlands. Footnotes for law firms appear only on first mention in the chart package.

Revenues for American firms are derived from the 2012 Am Law 100. European firm revenues are from Legal Week. Australian and Canadian firms were surveyed directly. Currency conversion rates to U.S. dollars are annual averages for 2011. Lawyer numbers are average full-time-equivalent numbers for 2011. Revenue figures are rounded to the nearest $500,000. Click here for more on the methodology used to create this and other charts in the Global 100 package.

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