How much would that firm be worth on the stock market? New report makes a guess

March 2, 2012 A new report estimates the value of leading UK law firms to be somewhere between $711 million to $4.1 billion, with Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy leading among the firms for projected value.

According to this report by investment advisory firm Europa Partners, six of the top 10 law firms would make the FTSE 100 index of blue chip companies if they were they were publicly traded. No leading UK law firms have made a move toward the alternative business structures recently offered under reforms to Legal Services Act. But the firms have certainly been armed with powerful new ways of raising capital.

Europa’s list of the hypothetical value of law firms, were they publicly traded, is as follows:
1. Allen & Overy: £2.6 billion ($4.2 billion)
2. Freshfields: £2.5 billion ($4 billion)
3. Linklaters: £2.3 billion ($3.7 billion)
4. Hogan Lovells: £2.2 billion ($3.4 billion)
5. Clifford Chance: £2.2 billion ($3.4 billion)
6. DLA Piper: £2.2 billion ($3.4 billion)
7. Slaughter & May: £990 million ($1.5 billion)
8. Herbert Smith: £760 million ($1.2 billion)
9. Ashurst: £560 million ($885 million)
10. Eversheds: £450 million ($711 million)

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