The Lawyer publishes several special reports and in-depth features every year. Our market reports focus on regional and overseas issues, practice areas and business markets such as e-commerce, insolvency, property and alternative dispute resolution.

The UK 200 provides comprehensive statistics on turnover, diversity, business management, profit per equity partner, cost per lawyer and much more while the Business Leadership guide is a 'must-have' for any provider that wants to know what its clients are really thinking. Asia-Pacific 150 is now in its fourth year and ranks the largest 100 locally-headquartered independent and 50 largest international firms by their regional headcount. Scroll down to view the full portfolio.

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China Elite 

Despite China’s economic growth having reached its slowest in 25 years in 2015, the country’s leading firms continued their strong pace of revenue growth. The China Elite 2016 report singles out the top 30 firms by annual turnover and provides a year-on-year comparison on their results. This year, it also takes a special look at firms that have increased average revenue per lawyer and revenue per partner, good indicators of a firm’s overall financial health.

The analysis delves into the reasons behind the rise and key clients and type of work contributed to the growth. It also puts a new emphasis on firm’s internal structure such as how they manage and remunerate non-partner fee-earners and the major changes and investments they are making to improve the integration and business side of the firm in a bit to push up market shares in complex and high-end mandates. 

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UK 200: Workspace Trends

The report includes:

  • Benchmarking data (property costs relating to staff and revenue and profits)
  • Winners and losers (smart property users vs traditional property users)
  • Recent trends (major deals and developments)
  • Future trends (flexible working, accommodating change etc)

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The Global 200

Unprecedented detail on the world’s largest firms ranked by revenue, with details of more than 60,000 partners worldwide revealing the first-ever global practice area heat map.

The Lawyer Global 200 will reveal:

  • The firms with the highest concentration of partners in a range of disciplines worldwide and in individual jurisdictions and offices
  • The biggest exporters of legal services e.g. highlighting US firms’ biggest practice areas outside the US. This will show extent of internationalisation among the world’s largest firms and will highlight the range of legal services models that are now emerging
  • The biggest firms not yet to have a presence in the UK/US/Hong Kong/China/ and other major legal hubs

The Global 200 will also include global financial metrics such as RPL, RPP and PEP, offering for the first time the leading US and UK firms to be matched directly against top 200 rivals from Continental Europe, Asia Pacific and the rest of the world.

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Asia Pacific 150

A ranking of the largest 100 locally-headquartered independent and 50 largest international firms by their regional headcount.

The report provides an overview of the trends and important developments in Asia-Pacific from the standpoint of both local and international firms. As the region continues to be of key strategic importance for law firms and their clients, it looks at consolidation and moves within the legal profession and proceeds to map out the top jurisdictions firms are investing and the growth opportunities they see.

Analysis of this year’s data combined with three years of historical data also reveals which markets and firms are thriving or suffering from the drastically changing economic and market conditions.

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European 100

The seventh annual financial ranking of Continental Europe’s 100 largest independent law firms

The 2016 edition of the European 100 will analyse headcount for the largest international firms in the region, expanding the ranking to the top 50 firms from 30 for the last two years.

For the first time the report will include firm profiles of all 100 independent firms, doubling that of previous reports. The profiles examine the financial and headcount metrics for each firm, as well as looking at strategic developments, business mix and key clients. This year the report also introduces an examination of the extent to which European firms turn to the banks to borrow money for working capital or investment.

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International Top 30 Firms in London

A snapshot of the UK activities and strategies of some of the world’s largest law firms 

This highly detailed 100-page report analyses the revenues and headcount of the largest overseas-headquartered firms in the UK, closely focusing on their growth strategies and performances. To better assess the growth of these firms over a five-year period, the report analyses these firms in three peer groups: New York elite; Global Business; and Legacy UK.

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Africa Elite 

This year’s Africa Elite is an in-depth look at the energy and power sector across the continent. Using 10 years’ worth of Thomson Reuters deals data it explores the international firms that have been most active in this space. In addition to taking a pan-continental view of the sector the report will also look more in depth at the firms winning the most work in oil-driven Nigeria, coal-fired South Africa and gas-centric Egypt. Many of the leading international firms operating in the region have contributed to the report, which also profiles key general counsel from the region as well as the general counsel of a number of international energy and power companies that are active across Africa.

This is the third year The Lawyer has published the Africa Elite and unlike in previous reports focuses solely on the international firms operating in the region. It has also been broadened out from Sub-Saharan Africa to focus on the entire continent.

The report will be of interest to anyone operating in the energy and power sector as it explores the challenges low oil prices pose but also examines the wealth of diversification opportunities Africa offers.

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All ​reports

  • UK 200_Workspace trends 2016
  • China_Elite_2016_Cover
  • Asia-Pacific 150_Cover_2016
  • Global_200_Cover_2016
  • Cover Euro 100 2016
  • Cover_International Top 30 firms in London-1
  • Lex 2016-03-29 at 09.46.51
  • SE Asia Elite
  • TL_FTSE-100_Cover_2015
  • TL_Financial_Managment_Cover
  • Litigation top 50
  • Business Services UK 200
  • The-lawyer-UK200-Diversity-Report2
  • uk top 100
  • The Lawyer UK 200 The Independents 2015
  • China Elite 2015
  • The Lawyer UK 200 Real Estate Report 2015
  • Asia pac 150
  • Business Leadership
  • Workplace Benefits
  • In House Attitudes
  • Euro 100
  • Top 30 International Firms
  • Africa Elite
  • South East Asia
  • Litigation
  • Doing Business Arab World

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