Global Litigation 50

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Global Litigation 50

The Global Litigation Top 50 ranks the largest 50 firms in the world by litigation and arbitration revenue and also tracks headcount trends across the world’s leading litigation hotspots.

The report also includes highly detailed insights (including many direct from the firms in the ranking) on key disputes trends. This year’s Global Litigation Top 50 report focuses on the inexorable rise of technology across all stages of the litigation process. The market for these services is currently booming while over the past decade, and particularly over the past three-to-five years, the world’s leading litigation practices have been driving forward a plethora of tech-enabled initiatives to enhance the delivery of their legal services to clients. 

This is the first time this report has focused on the use of technology in litigation, rather than any particularly active area of litigation practice. As this is a ubiquitous issue and one that is increasing in importance on almost a daily basis, the insights provided by this year’s report are invaluable.

The report also provides an exclusive overview of the health of the global litigation market and headcount trends in the main jurisdictions. It reflects trends in the litigation market such as which types of disputes are currently particularly active and which are likely to be the busiest in the coming years, and also highlights the strategic moves the world’s leading firms are making in order to maintain their position at the head of the global disputes market.

The report includes a range of financial metrics such as total revenue, revenue per litigation partner, revenue per litigation lawyer and litigation revenue per jurisdiction as well as headcount trends across the time period for which we have data. 

Who should read this report?

This report is of value to anybody involved in the global disputes market. It is of particular benefit to the firms listed as well as their competitors, along with providers of services to these firms notably recruitment consultants. 


Contents

  1. Methodology
  2. Introduction by FTI Consulting
  3. Key findings
  4. Technology innovation trends
  5. In-house trends
  6. Market Insight
    1. California
    2. Geneva
    3. Germany
    4. Hong Kong
    5. London
    6. New York
    7. Paris
    1. PRC
    2. Singapore
    3. Washington DC
  7. Individual firm insight
  8. Main tables


Firm metrics included in this report:

  1. Litigation revenue by jurisdiction
  2. Litigation revenue as a percentage of total revenue
  3. Number and location of litigation lawyers
  4. Number and location of litigation partners
  5. Litigation RPL
  6. Litigation RPP


List of tables:

Key findings

  1. Top 10 firms ranked by increase in litigation revenue
  2. Top 10 firms ranked by decrease in litigation revenue
  3. Top 10 firms ranked by increase in litigation lawyers
  4. Top 10 firms ranked by decrease in litigation lawyers
  5. Top 10 firms ranked by increase in litigation partners
  6. Top 10 firms ranked by decrease in litigation partners
  7. Top 10 firms ranked by highest RPL
  8. Top 10 firms ranked by highest RPP
  9. Top 10 firms ranked by lowest RPL
  10. Top 10 firms ranked by lowest RPP

Tables

  1. Top 50 global litigation firms 2017
  2. Top 50 global litigation firms ranked by revenue per lawyer
  3. Top 50 global litigation firms ranked by revenue per partner
  4. Top 50 global litigation firms ranked by number of litigation lawyers
  5. Top 5 firms’ litigation revenue trends, 2012-2016
  6. Magic Circle firms’ litigation revenue trends 2012-2016

Market insight

  1. Top California litigation firms, ranked by lawyers
  2. Top Geneva litigation firms, ranked by lawyers
  3. Top Germany litigation firms, ranked by lawyers
  4. Top Hong Kong litigation firms, ranked by lawyers
  5. Top London litigation firms, ranked by lawyers
  6. Top New York litigation firms, ranked by lawyers
  7. Top Paris litigation firms, ranked by lawyers
  8. Top PRC litigation firms, ranked by lawyers
  9. Top Singapore litigation firms, ranked by lawyers
  10. Top Washington DC litigation firms, ranked by lawyers


List of graphs:

Key findings

  1. Global Litigation 50 total headcount and revenue trends, 2012-2016
  2. Top 5 firms’ litigation revenue trends, 2012-2016
  3. Magic Circle firms’ litigation revenue trends 2012-2016

Market insight

  1. Headcount and revenue trends in California, 2014-2016
  2. Headcount and revenue trends in Geneva, 2012-2016
  3. Headcount and revenue trends in Germany, 2014-2016
  4. Headcount and revenue trends in Hong Kong, 2012-2016
  5. Headcount and revenue trends in London, 2012-2016
  6. Headcount and revenue trends in New York, 2012-2016
  7. Headcount and revenue trends in Paris, 2012-2016
  8. Headcount and revenue trends in PRC, 2014-2016
  9. Headcount and revenue trends in Singapore, 2012-2016
  10. Headcount and revenue trends in Washington DC, 2012-2016


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