Linklaters is a global law firm that advises the world’s leading companies, banks and institutions on their most challenging transactions and assignments. We have 26 offices in 19 countries. There are more than 500 partners, over 2,000 lawyers, and around 2,000 professionals in our business services teams.
These are impressive statistics. They show that we are truly global. They go some way to demonstrating our success. And they reinforce our position as a leading international firm. But they say nothing of our ambition, our culture, the strength of our practices, the support, training and distinctiveness of our firm.
The fact is that while we are one of the leading law firms in the world, we have a relentless drive to be the very best in every facet of our work. Our mission is to far exceed what clients expect from a law firm, and deliver new levels of service, quality, insight and innovation.
It's time to take things further
Our vision is clear. We do not judge success by size. We have not set our sights on building the largest office network. Nor do we harbour ambitions to have the highest number of partners or fee earners. We have a singular desire to be the best law firm in the world. This is guided by a determination to achieve the impossible. Strong words perhaps. But the recent history and future intent of the firm are evidence of how achievable it is. We set out to create a single, integrated global offering for our clients. Our aim has always been to build complementary practices that are leading in their own right; and today there is no other firm that has such strength across so many practice areas.
We have an ambition that is shared (and enjoyed) by everyone across the firm. We have achieved phenomenal success, but change will continue to define our future. Look at how we are realigning the work of our business services team around the world. In the last two years, our investment in training across the firm doubled. In the next few, we will continue to invest in and grow our capability in the US and Asia.