Metrics on lawyer compensation are important as guides to whether in-house lawyers are appropriately paid in terms of market prices. Those same metrics also give us insights into comparative benchmark metrics between countries. Let me offer an example or two of the spillover.
The latest global survey of compensation by the executive search firm Laurence Simons provides data on in-house lawyer compensation for 18 countries as well as two regions (North America and Middle East). Based on pay data from more than 1,900 inside lawyers, we can see differences of pay by level across countries.