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From the oldest still existing democracy, the United Kingdom, its former colonies and the common law that has mostly existed there to this day, the world's largest law firms have come to this day.

The US-based Kirkland & Ellis is once again the world's largest law firm in terms of sales revenue, but not in terms of the total number of lawyers employed. Overall, the ten largest companies in this area come exclusively from two Anglo-Saxon countries: the USA and Great Britain - with only one exception. Click here to go directly to the TOP 10!

Kirkland & Ellis

Chicago-based Kirkland & Ellis was again the world's largest law firm in 2019, with total revenues approaching $ 4.2 billion. It is also one of the world's leading companies in terms of revenue per employed lawyer - and each lawyer generated an average of 1.6 million USD in the past year. The legal giant's core business is in the US, where the company also employs the noticeably most lawyers (i.e. 1,830 out of 2,598). In addition, the law firm only operates with its own branches in China, Hong Kong, Germany, France and Great Britain. Kirkland & Ellis currently represents Volkswagen and other car manufacturers in relation to the diesel scandal and companies such as BP, Nike and Abbvie.


In 2019, Linklaters was the thirteenth-largest international law firm in terms of sales revenue and, with around 2,305 lawyers, advises primarily companies and governments in 20 countries. The British company is part of the “Magic Circel”, a name for the five major law firms based in London, including Clifford Chance (8), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (16), Slaughter and May (72) and Allen & Overy (12 ) belong. Linklater's founding date goes back to 1838 when it specialized in corporate law early in London.

The world's largest law firms by number of lawyers

The Anglo-American-Chinese law firm Dentons is by far the largest law firm in the world in terms of the number of lawyers it employs - but not in terms of total sales. In terms of sales, Dentons only ranks fifth internationally. A law firm that is relatively small from a sales perspective, with a team of 8,862 lawyers, is number two worldwide - the Chinese company Yingke.

1. Dentons: 10,977 lawyers (USA & China)
2. Yingke: 8,862 lawyers (China)
3. Baker McKenzie: 4,809 lawyers (USA)
4. DLA Piper: 3,894 lawyers (USA)
5. CMS (Germany)


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The international law firms with the highest turnover

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