It’s no secret that Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has clear U.S. ambitions. Opening a larger Silicon Valley office, a second M&A partner hire from U.S. elite Cravath Swaine & Moore and a serious pay bump for its U.S. associates — and that’s all just within the past six months. Now, it seems that the numbers are catching up, as much of its revenue uplift can be attributed to its U.S. efforts, according to the firm’s management.
Despite slower revenue growth during the financial year 2021/22, the U.S. offering was its saving grace. While the firm did not provide specific revenue breakdown for its jurisdictions, global managing partner Alan Mason told Law.com International that the U.S. drove “a significant portion” of its 10% revenue growth.
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