The Lawyer Market Reports

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, profit per equity partner, cost per lawyer and much more while The Hot 100 is your chance to see the people who have excelled in their chosen fields over the past year. In-House Attitudes is the only comprehensive study of how the in-house legal function has adapted and evolved over time 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 third year and ranks the largest 100 locally-headquartered independent and 50 largest international firms by their regional headcount.

Latest ​reports

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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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South East Asia Elite

The second edition of The Lawyer’s South East Asia Elite report singles out the most active regional players that are jostling for position to meet the challenges and opportunities promised.

  • Ranking of the largest 30 international firms by lawyer headcount in the ASEAN region
  • Analysis and benchmarking the regional footprints, resources, local penetration, business models, key jurisdiction and sector focuses of the top 30 international firms
  • Overview of the latest market developments, trends and impact of the challenging market conditions in 2015 on the top firms, as well as identifying some of the main pitfalls and difficulties for international firms’ business development and expansion
  • Lawyer and partner headcount details, growth, performance and strategies of the five leading home-grown international firms in the ASEAN region
  • 2015 M&A and infrastructure project finance legal advisers league tables
  • Country-by-country insight into the leading local and international firms in each of the ASEAN member states, in addition to the latest update on the jurisdiction’s legal landscapes
  • Individual firm profiles offering detailed study on the region’s top 10 international firms and the top five indigenous regional firms

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All ​reports

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  • SE Asia Elite
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  • TL_Financial_Managment_Cover
  • Litigation top 50
  • Business Services UK 200
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  • 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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