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As we assess our financial reporting in line with our global peer group, from next year onwards, we will not be releasing financial information to media at this point in the year. … We consider the real sign of the firm’s progress to be based on the quality of business we’ve built and the client mandates we’re winning around the globe.
— Rick van Aerssen, managing partner of Freshfields, in a statement given after the global firm announced its latest financial results, which included an 8% increase in revenue to £1.84 billion (~$2.38 billion), as well as a slight increase in its profits per equity partner of 1% to £2.09 million (~$2.7 million). “All financial information which we must release as a matter of law will continue to be available via Companies House in the usual way,” Aerssen said. As noted by the Global Legal Post, Freshfields is still likely to submit data to ALM for rankings purposes. International firm Mishcon de Reya made a similar move earlier this month, announcing that going forward, the firm will no longer be publishing its profit per equity partner.
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