Prediction: top law firms in 2023

September 7, 2013 The Lawyer says that the term ‘magic circle’ will soon lose its utility as a descriptor of the UK’s elite law firms.

The magic circle, which consists of Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruchhaus Deringer, Linklaters, and Slaughter and May, is certainly a prestigious group, but it may no longer represent the top of the industry exclusively.

The Lawyer predicts the global elite of of 2023 will look something more like this:

Allen & Overy
Cleary
Davis Polk
Freshfields
Latham & Watkins
Linklaters
Simpson Thacher
Skadden
Sullivan
Kirkland
Weil Gotshal

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