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Edition 2022

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We're delighted to be sharing our first Legal Global 100 report!

By analysing the top 100 Partner moves from across the globe we provide unique market insights and the opportunity to peak behind the curtain of an otherwise hidden world of Partner hiring. The report is enhanced further by the featured Partners input, allowing us to understand the people, circumstances and remuneration uplifts behind the moves.

Our findings


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We offered survey respondents the opportunity to select more than one reason why they left their previous firm. 

Career progression and company culture were the most common reasons Partners moved this year. 58% of movers gave one of these as a reason. Career progression is the most vital factor for males, motivating 67% of moves. Meanwhile, company culture is more important to females - 67% cited this as their reason. This is a prevalent gender difference which we have often seen in our other research reports. 


Mergers & Acquisitions is the most dominate specialism for Partner moves across the globe, followed by Private Equity. However, Private equity is only half as prevalent as M&A. M&A moves account for a sizable proportion of total moves in the US, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. In contrast, Private Equity moves are more common in the UK.

Watch our webinar 

We celebrated this years publication by hosting a webinar. Our expert legal team talked through the latest movement and motivational trends found in 2022. Watch the session back to get our insights first hand. 

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