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Top 10 US Law Firms In Europe For Innovation In Expansion 2008

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OriginSan Francisco
OfficesLondon, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Rome (merger with Germany)
Clients and work in EuropeVivendi, Telenor, Deutsche Bank. Defended Telenor against hostile takeover by Alfa Group of interests in VimpelCom and Kyivstar, valued at $15 billion.
Global turnover 2007 ($US)*666m
Growth in global turnover 2005-2007 (%)38
Headcount in Europe 2008253
Headcount growth 2005-2008 (%)83
Headcount growth score /54
Astute lateral hire score /53
Strategic summaryCurrently negotiating a merger in Germany, the firm has completed an impressive number of European mergers since 2004. Revenues in each city have grown over 50 per cent. The firm is unashamedly looking to expand in Europe and were commended for always trying to do things differently.
Strategic innovation score /106
Market reputation for innovation: score band /52
Total score15