Turnover (£m): 59
Average PEP: 412
Equity spread (£k): 206-693
Profit margin (%): 26
RPL (£k) : 317
While LG’s turnover increased significantly between 2008-09 and 2009-10, the picture was not so rosy last year, when total revenue dipped to £59m. Average profit per equity partner, which came in at £412,000, was also down from £460,000 in 2009-10. The equity partner headcount, meanwhile, decreased from 41 to 37.
In a bid to increase its numbers, managing partner Hugh Maule said the firm was planning to focus on its strongest sectors: real estate, financial institutions, energy
and natural resources and hospitality and leisure. LG will also develop its work in key jurisdictions, including India, Singapore (where a new office is a possibility) and the US, with the latter representing 5 per cent of the firm’s revenue last year. In total approximately 40 per cent of LG’s revenue came from international work, which includes offices in Dubai, Monaco and Moscow.
Last year the London firm also expanded the Brazilian-related work it was handling with a team advising the country’s government on an ongoing case concerning claims brought against British Virgin Islands-registered companies allegedly owned by Paulo Maluf, the former mayor of São Paulo.
LG operates a modified lockstep system with nine classifications in total. The bottom three of the nine are traditional lockstep; thereafter the system is entirely merit-based.
The firm’s clients include Axa UK and the bank panels of both Nationwide Building Society and Santander.