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

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OriginLos Angeles
OfficesBrussels, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Milan
Clients and work in EuropeGE, UBS, Enel. Represented Addax Petroleum in its $1.6 billion syndicated loan facility.
Global turnover 2007 ($US)*814m
Growth in global turnover 2005-2007 (%)34
Headcount in Europe 200894
Headcount growth 2005-2008 (%)49
Headcount growth score /52
Astute lateral hire score /54
Strategic summaryThe firm increased its London revenues by 84 per cent last year, underlining its commitment to grow fourfold over the next few years. They have strengthened Paris through lateral hires and concluded a smart merger in Germany with Smeets Haas Wolff, a firm comprised of lawyers from top German firms.
Strategic innovation score /107
Market reputation for innovation: score band /52
Total score15