Legal Department Benchmarking Survey


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The survey conducted by Laurence Simons provides key findings and insigts into the legal department benchmarking survey fro 2013.

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Legal Department Benchmarking Survey

  1. 1. Russia Legal Department Benchmarking Survey 2013 - Key Findings Laurence Simons The 2013 Laurence Simons Russia Legal department benchmarking survey is the first of its kind. It details legal revenue and spend, highlights challenges facing legal teams and recruitment trends. The respondents of this survey come from a wide range of industries covering FMCG & retail, energy, technology, aviation and transport. Legal spend Head count Average internal legal spend amongst respondents is approximately RUSSIAN HEAD COUNT 35 4 Average Russian legal department size Median Russian legal department size 22% of respondents expect head count to increase next year $11.9m Average external legal spend amongst respondents is approximately $4.5m REVENUE PER LAWYER* US$264,716,127 Challenges Operational issues are the biggest pain points for lawyers in Russia, dominated by the need to do more work with less budget and head count, whilst containing costs. Human relations and employment issues also came up as a problem area. What professional challenges are most important to you?** US$125,000,000 Average revenue per lawyer Median revenue per lawyer US$161,434,803 US$283,018,867 Average worldwide revenue per lawyer Median worldwide revenue per lawyer *The revenue per lawyer figures are calculated by taking the total revenue of an entire law firm and dividing it by the number of qualified lawyers. Of the business sectors represented by respondents, the most prominent are: FMCG & Retail 71% Pressure to do more with less budget and  / or staff Energy & Utilities 37% Human relations & employment issues 16% 16% 34% Containing legal costs Planes, Trains & Automobiles 13% **Respondents could select a range of options T echnology Telecoms 11%