Revenues up too regardless of pandemic

Clifford Likelihood’s London workplace

Clifford Chance has turn into the third magic circle participant to publish its 2020 monetary outcomes, revealing modest uplifts to each income and revenue per fairness companion (PEP).

The Canary Wharf-based big boosted PEP by 5% to £1.69 million and elevated income by 6% to £1.eight billion, in line with its monetary outcomes for the 12 months ending 30 April 2020. Earnings sit at £666 million, once more a 5% enhance 12 months on 12 months.

As we speak’s outcomes mark the strongest on file for the agency “regardless of the final quarter of the 12 months being marked by the affect of the unfold of the coronavirus throughout the globe”.

Just like its magic circle rivals, CC revealed back in April that it had taken various steps to mitigate the monetary affect of the COVID-19 outbreak, together with deferring companion distributions and freezing wage evaluations.

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“In 2015 we put our imaginative and prescient to be the worldwide regulation agency of selection on the core of all we do,” commented Matthew Layton, Clifford Likelihood’s international managing companion. “Since then, we’ve got made wonderful progress towards our objectives by taking a long-term view and making strategic investments in our enterprise whereas remaining agile and adaptable.”

Layton added:

“I’m very happy that, over the 5 12 months interval of our technique, we’ve got seen robust worthwhile progress throughout all our areas.”

The newly launched financials observe the publication of Allen & Overy (A&O) and Linklaters‘ outcomes last week. A&O noticed PEP shrink by 1.7% to £1.63 million however income develop by 4% to £1.69 billion. In the meantime, Hyperlinks’ income elevated barely (0.7%) to £1.64 billion and PEP dropped by 5.1% to a nonetheless very spectacular £1.61 million.

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