Pretty, pretty, pretty good: outgoing Hogan Lovells chief lauds best-ever financials as PEP surpasses $1.5m

Pretty, pretty, pretty good: outgoing Hogan Lovells chief lauds best-ever financials as PEP surpasses $1.5m

Hogan Lovells has posted its strongest financial performance since its transatlantic union a decade ago, with turnover rising 6% and solid year-on-year growth in all key metrics.

Revenue in 2019 came in at $2.246bn, profits per equity partner (PEP) was up 9% to just over $1.5m despite the firm growing its equity ranks by 13 to 536, while revenue per lawyer (RPL) rose 6% to $850,000 as total headcount grew marginally to 2,642. Continue reading “Pretty, pretty, pretty good: outgoing Hogan Lovells chief lauds best-ever financials as PEP surpasses $1.5m”

Goodwin’s City arm hikes revenue 11% to $74m on the back of lateral bonanza

Goodwin’s City arm hikes revenue 11% to $74m on the back of lateral bonanza

In another robust year for Boston’s Goodwin, its ever-expansive City arm has seen turnover lift 11% to $74m amid a year of aggressive investment.

The double-digit City turnover growth may not be as pacey as last year’s eye-catching 58% uptick to $66.8m, but it speaks of the benefits of investing heavily and sticking to the strategy in a year characterised by a slower rate of growth for many more mature practices of US firms in London. Continue reading “Goodwin’s City arm hikes revenue 11% to $74m on the back of lateral bonanza”

Akin Gump falls short of last year’s City revenue surge amid global growth and lateral push

Akin Gump falls short of last year’s City revenue surge amid global growth and lateral push

The London office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld may have failed to maintain 2018’s pacy revenue growth of 28% on the back of a restructuring bonanza, but globally the firm has reported steady global growth amid a sustained lateral push.

City turnover was broadly flat in 2019, rising only 1% to $125.1m from $123.5m after an exceptional 2018 that saw revenue surge dramatically from $96.2m. The global picture was stronger, with gross revenue increasing 6% from $1.07bn to $1.135bn and profit per equity partner (PEP) rising 8% to $2.6m from $2.4m the previous year. Continue reading “Akin Gump falls short of last year’s City revenue surge amid global growth and lateral push”

Cadwalader London revenue down again despite strong global performance

Cadwalader London revenue down again despite strong global performance

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has seen its London revenue drop for the second year in a row, falling 4% to $41.3 in 2019.

Following a 13% fall to $43.1m in 2018, the figure is a far cry from the $50m it recorded in 2017 and comes despite the firm posting a solid 9% global revenue growth to $459m. Continue reading “Cadwalader London revenue down again despite strong global performance”

‘International is the growth engine’: DWF eyes US after £42.5m Spanish acquisition

‘International is the growth engine’: DWF eyes US after £42.5m Spanish acquisition

DWF is looking to crack the US market with an acquisition which would likely surpass its £42.5m deal for a Spanish law firm announced today (11 December).

The firm, which became the UK’s sixth and largest law firm to list in March this year, announced the acquisition of 40-partner Rousaud Costas Duran (RCD) alongside its half-year results, adding 400 staff across offices in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia. RCD reported revenue of €35.7m last year. Continue reading “‘International is the growth engine’: DWF eyes US after £42.5m Spanish acquisition”