The Am Law 100 2017: warning signs for the UK market as America's biggest get bigger

Latham and Kirkland have outpaced the vereins to take the top two spots in this year's Am Law 100 - but what lessons can UK firms learn from the rankings?

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For the many UK law firms to have seen star partners drift towards the dollar signs of US rivals such as Latham & Watkins and Kirkland & Ellis in recent years, this year’s Am Law 100 rankings - which show the pair in the top spots by revenue – will make for uncomfortable reading.

What is more unusual this year, however, is that the rankings now raise questions about the long-held dominance of the global vereins in revenue terms.

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