Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has announced its 2022/23 financial year end results, unveiling a 14% revenue increase to €714.9M as it further advances its purpose-led professional services capabilities.
The firm measures its success against four key metrics: financial success, people, clients and communities.
Our financial success
- Increased revenue by 14% to €714.9M and Profit per Equity Partner (PEP) by 7.8% to €940,460
- Increased the total headcount of the Luxembourg office by 25 %, while keeping a perfect gender parity.
- Expanded our Investment Funds practice in Luxembourg with the arrival of Dr. Jan Saalfrank (Partner / February 2023) and Lissie Goldbach (Senior Associate / May 2023). Soon to be joined by another Partner (August 2023).
- Recruited apprentices to the Paralegal Centre of Excellence and broadened access to law via our SQE career pathway collaboration with legal intelligence provider Lexis Nexis. Six paralegals have progressed to accepting training contracts with PM this year.
- Advised the world leader in serving science, in its $1.8 billion restructuring of entities spread across multiple jurisdictions, spanning from Hong Kong to different countries in Europe.
- Advised Stena International S.A. in the issuance of €325 million 7.250% Senior Secured Notes due 2028.
- Advised NGP Energy Capital Management in its CAD 4.3 million restructuring of Luxembourg entities by reference to the liquidation of subsidiaries and allowing it to repatriate proceeds to investors spread across different jurisdictions.
- Advised Systemiq Capital, a climate-tech VC fund, on the $70 million first close of its second fund, targeting $200 million to continue backing the best early-stage climate tech entrepreneurs.
- Advised SUSI Partners and its Energy Transition Fund on the launch of a renewable energy platform to develop largescale renewable developments across Southeast Asia.
- Overhauled traditional solar development conventions establishing innovative collaborative processes to pursue planning approval for two projects in Lincolnshire developed by Island Green Power and Low Carbon.
- Advanced our ESG-focused solutions for clients with the acquisition of sustainable finance consultancy Morgan Green Advisory.
- Vario’s Managed Legal Services team has increased revenue by 64%, the Centre of Excellence by 44% while Vario’s total revenue has increased by 38%.
- Supported 130 charity partners on social impact programmes and supported 30,000 young people worldwide (including 11 charities and more than 3000 youngsters in Luxembourg) in our commitment to inspire young lives.
- Became a founding member of the Legal Taskforce of the Sustainable Markets Legal Task Force which aims to accelerate the delivery of sustainability programmes and projects globally.
- Became a partner of the Charter 1.5 initiative which seeks to progress legal sector initiatives which accelerate energy transition.
- Established an ESG Board Committee to inform the firm on its ESG and sustainability targets and metrics and support for clients with each member leading specific firm wide ESG objectives.
Senior partner at Pinsent Masons, Andrew Masraf, said: “Our commitment to investing in our people, our clients and communities consistently produces results. We’ve had a record year of revenue growth during which we focused on harnessing those investments to provide creative and innovative legal services for clients who are grappling with complex issues in challenging economies.”
Managing partner at Pinsent Masons, Laura Cameron, said: “Over the last year we’ve made significant progress in building out our multinational, sector-led legal and professional services capabilities, promoting 25 to partner across our business and launching 25 new legal services products.
“Our diverse international skillsets are enabling us to deepen our client relationships through the delivery of more sophisticated offerings, tailored to their needs. Despite challenging economic circumstances on a global scale, we have continued to advise on high profile mandates that reflect our clients’ strategic priorities, such as ADB on its energy transition mechanism and supporting NatWest on its first sustainability linked asset-based lending facility.”
In FY22/23 Pinsent Masons announced changes to its leadership team following Richard Foley and John Cleland reaching the end of their permitted two terms as Senior and Managing Partner. Andrew Masraf took up the role of Senior Partner in October 2022 and Laura Cameron became the Firm’s first female Managing Partner in May 2023.
Notes to editors
Standout Purpose-led/ ESG mandates
- Advised NatWest on its first sustainability linked asset-based lending facility
- Advised International Finance Corporation on Mongolia’s first ever green bond issuance – the proceeds of which are being used to fund renewable energy and sustainability initiatives.
- Advised Monaco Energies Renouvelables in connection with the refinancing of 12 photovoltaic power plants
- Advised SUSI Partners and its Asia Energy Transition Fund on the launch of a renewable energy platform to develop largescale renewable assets across Southeast Asia.
Investment and development
- Launched the firm’s 26th office in Luxembourg recruiting a significant number of partners from former local firm Wildgen.
- Launched 25 new products and solutions and further embedded new talent into our product delivery team with a Customer/User Experience specialist creating enhancing our new client facing tools.
- Promoted 25 to partner this year across our multinational network – APAC – 5, EMEA – 6, UK – 14
- Embedded the firm’s Advanced Delivery Team into each of our practice groups to enhance client solutions across the firm.