Legal Business

Global 100: The long haul


A decade of flying the Global 100 has left some legal players frazzled while others have become increasingly energised. Here we chart ten years’ performance by the world’s largest law firms

‘We want to be the number one global law firm and, without a strong US component, we won’t achieve that,’ – this comment, made by Linklaters managing partner Simon Davies in 2008, reflects a perennial issue since Legal Business first began producing its own list of the top 50 global firms by revenue in 2004. The tussle between the UK Magic Circle and the Wall Street elite has dominated agendas since that period.