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The 45 top-grossing firms in China had an average revenue per lawyer (RPL) of $183,622 in 2017, less than one-fifth of the Global 100’s average of $933,477. Twenty-eight of the 45 firms reported RPL between $50,000 and $200,000, as both global and domestic law firms still face strong fee pressures in China, where legal fees have long been lower than in markets such as the United States and the United Kingdom.

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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 bseal@alm.com or @BSealTAL.

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