The Big Six law firms
is a term informally used in Australia to refer to those firms which, collectively, are perceived to be the leading firms headquartered in Australia and distinguished in comparison to their other competitors . The following firms are usually seen as comprising the "Big Six" (listed alphabetically):
Five of the six firms are among the 100 largest law firms globally. In terms of revenue as at 2006, these are:
- Freehills (ranked 78th)
- Mallesons Stephen Jaques (ranked 79th)
- Minter Ellison (ranked 88th)
- Clayton Utz (ranked 89th)
- Allens Arthur Robinson (ranked 95th)
Blake Dawson is outside the world's 100 largest law firms.
Several of these firms are also leading firms in the Asia Pacific region generally. In 2007, Freehills, Allens Arthur Robinson, Clayton Utz and Mallesons Stephen Jaques were the top five firms in the Asia Pacific region in mergers and acquisitions transactions, ranking above Magic Circle firm Linklaters..