The Top 8 Richest Law Firms In The World For 2021

The Top 8 Richest Law Firms In The World For 2021

The Global 100 report was released by Acquisition International in 2016, and it ranks the world’s richest law firms based on their profits and revenue. These statistics cover the period from January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2015; in total, the 100 largest law firms earned over $8.8 billion in revenue and $1.9 billion in profit during this period – both increases of over 5% from the previous year.

1. Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP, US

Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP is the 2nd-largest law firm in New York City and the 7th-largest in the United States by several attorneys, with 470 attorneys and more than $480 million in gross revenue. A $500,000 endowment to Yale University established a chair named James Carter,

who had been married to Sarah Milburn. Carter and his wife then bequeathed funds to found a school which they named after their daughter as well. This school was run like a boarding school until 1961 when it became a day school that drew students from across Greater New York City.

2. Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, US

  1. Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, US $3.6 billion,revenue, $1.6 billion profit in 2018
  2. King & Wood Mallesons, Hong Kong/Australia/Singapore/UK/China $3.5 billion revenue, unknown profit in 2018
  3. Allen & Overy LLP (including Akin Gump), UK/US $2.8 billion revenue, unknown profit in 2018
  4. Baker McKenzie International Limited and Baker Botts LLP, Worldwide combined revenue: $2 million, Profit: ~$120 million from 2013-2016 combined worldwide business volume of ~$28 billion over five years

3. White & Case LLP, US

Founded in 1919, White & Case LLP is the top law firm in the US. This group provides legal advice and counseling on matters of international trade, finance, and investment. Clients include governments, multinational companies, financial institutions and individuals around the world.

With offices spanning 13 countries and the United States, White & Case has nearly 2,000 lawyers worldwide. For over a century they have managed to become one of the largest law firms in both New York City and abroad by continuously adapting to changes in their industry, as well as having leadership with a consistent vision for what future needs will look like.

4. Clifford Chance, London, UK

Clifford Chance, the second largest law firm in the world, is based in London, UK. It was founded in 1880 and employs over 2,000 people from 60+ nationalities. In 2018 it was ranked as the second-most powerful company in the UK by the Financial Times.

Clifford Chance is consistently recognized as a leading law firm by Chambers UK and by Legal 500 US. More recently they were recognized as a must-have firm for both antitrust litigation and corporate/M&A transactions by various independent-ranking companies including Legal500 US,

Global Competition Review (GCR) Europe and Asia-Pacific (GCR) 2019 competition editions, Chambers Global 2020 rankings, and AmLaw Global M&A Survey 2019 among others.

5. Allen & Overy, London, UK

Allen & Overy is a leading international law firm with more than 2,000 partners and employees worldwide. The firm has experience in advising clients on cross-border disputes involving the full range of corporate, finance, real estate, and dispute resolution matters,

as well as representation of major international organizations before international courts. Allen & Overy offers expertise in the financial sector through its Allen & Overy Financial Institutions Group (AFIG). AFIG advises on all aspects of financial markets, including sovereign debt restructuring, banking crises, and insolvencies.

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#4 Mayer Brown Rowe And Maw LLP #5 Latham And Watkins Incorporated

6. Mayer Brown JSM, Hong Kong

Since opening its doors in 1881, the firm has experienced international success with offices in six countries. After the merger between Goode, Brown & Wagner and Hamilton, Lewis & Brown in 1972, Mayer Brown JSM was created. From 1992 to 2008,

Mayer Brown JSM had consolidated its representation in Moscow and Tokyo. Since 2000, they have been working as one of five global counsels to Alstom SA (IEC since July 2014). It’s one of the most highly-regarded firms for litigation globally and has a reputation for pursuing cutting-edge commercial work.

7. DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, New York City

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary (DLA) is a law firm with locations across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Headquartered in London, DLA was established in 1985 and now employs over 1,500 lawyers. DLA works with large multinational corporations, governments, and institutions around the world in both contentious and non-contentious legal services.

With a revenue of $2 billion in 2017, DLA is one of the wealthiest law firms in the world. Clients include General Electric Company (GE), Credit Suisse Group AG (CS), Talisman Energy Inc., Oracle Corporation (ORCL) ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM), Procter & Gamble Co., and Google Inc.

8. Allen & Overy, Washington DC

Allen & Overy is ranked the third richest law firm in the world for the next five years.

Headquartered in London, Allen & Overy employs more than 2,000 people with operations throughout Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. Allen & Overy was founded by Sir Frederick Johnstone Allen and Patrick Hugh Overy. Today, it’s led by board director Anthony Eames and chairman John Woods.

Allen & Overy provides a wide range of legal services to its clients including private equity, M&A, banking & finance, real estate, project finance, and construction – as well as regulatory advice and dispute resolution.

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