The 2023 Global 200

The Global 200 is the definitive ranking of the 200 largest law firms in the world. Published each September through the efforts of Compass and International's editorial team, this report offers data on key financial metrics and deep analysis of the firms' performance and what it means for the rest of the global legal market. Information includes an examination of revenue, profits, head count growth and much more.
The 2023 Global 200 explores the financial, market and management trends in countries and regions around the world. In the latest financial year revenue growth slowed almost to a standstill while profits fell, in contrast to previous years.
Below you will find our various rankings of The 2023 Global 200 along with several pieces of analysis of the market. The past three years of Global 200 reports can be found at the bottom of this page.

the 2023 global 200 Insights & Analysis

September 19, 2023

The Year the Global 200 Law Firms Returned to Earth With a Bump

Habiba Cullen-Jafar

This year's rankings show a challenged set of results across the board, with one leader saying: 'I don't think there's ever been a period that has been so 'hot, and then cooled down so quickly'.

September 19, 2023

Lockdowns, Crackdowns and Continued US-China Tensions Hit China's Once-Soaring Law Firms Hard

Jessica Seah

Chinese firm revenue plummeted despite growth in head count.

September 19, 2023

How Did Law Firms in the Asia Pacific Respond to Market Challenges? They Grew, But Not Like Before

Jessica Seah

Midtier Chinese firms drove Asia's expansion as the rest of the region slowed growth.

September 19, 2023

The Awakening Beast: How Lawyers are Confronting the Changing Regulatory World

Patrick Smith

A major shift away from the global free-trade methodology of the past 30 years has facilitated changes in who does business where and with whom.

September 19, 2023

Law Firms Find 'Back to the Office' Means Different Things For Different People

Jack Womack | Justin Henry

International firms are torn between setting firmwide office mandates, in the name of fairness and consistency, and recognizing varied expectations across cultures and regions.

September 22, 2023

Video: The Global 200 Webinar International

Discover key insights into how law firms around the world compare and what it all means.

September 24, 2023

The Global 200's Secrets and What They Tell Us

Krishnan Nair

The top of the table reveals few truths about the future of the Global 200—it's the middle and the bottom of the table you should pay more attention to, writes The Global Lawyer.

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