Dentons limited liability partnership (LLP) accounts for the UK, Middle East and Africa (UKMEA) have revealed the firm's revenue increased by 6% for the 2014/15 financial year to £157m from £148m, while overall profit before taxation climbed about 12% to £42.4m from £37.9m.
Revenue at US firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld rose by 7% to $930m in 2015, with London contributing $91m following the acquisition of Bingham McCutchen's London office at the end of 2014. The City revenue figure is up more than two and half times what the firm posted the year prior.
Everywhere I go in legal circles these days, people ask about Dentons. How incredible it would have been even 18 months ago that this child of a second-line Illinois player and the most battered City law brand of the 2000s would attract such interest. Much of that attention is aghast that this dismissed institution has emerged somehow after a remarkable 2015 as the world's most lawyered firm.