Asia’s largest firms see growth reach five-year high

June 20, 2017 According to data from The Lawyer, Asia’s largest firms have seen a 15 per cent increase in lawyer headcount. The report, titled The Lawyer Asia Pacific 100 2017, reveals that growth has reach a five-year high among the region’s 100 largest firms, which collectively had 44,627 lawyers in 2016.

Asian firms’ increased headcount can be attributed mainly to expansion throughout the region. Nearly a third of the firms in the group opened at least one new office.

Chinese firms represent 37 of the 100 in the group, followed by Australia with 22 and India with 12.

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