Mélanie Riofrio: "Ten years ago, it was difficult to mention more than three well known female arbitrators"
1. What is the reason that prompted you to start a career in international arbitration? From a very young age I always liked to reconcile conflicting positions; listen to the arguments of each party and take decisions that were the most consistent with justice and reasonableness. Coming from a mult...
Mélanie Riofrio - 14 January 2022
"Blockchain is a stakeholders focused solution"
1. Have you had the opportunity to implement Smart Contracts in a company? Or any blockchain empowered tools implemented in companies?  We co-created a Blockchain for supply chain use case platform with a US based tech giant.  Woven into the track & trace, eCommerce focused capabilit...
Pretty Kubyane - 09 December 2021
Dana Denis-Smith: "Women can embrace being the majority in the legal profession"
1. What encouraged you to create the 'First 100 Years' platform? I found it difficult to understand the context around women not advancing in the legal profession since I started working in law in 2005 – for some reason, progress was always at snail pace but no one was able to explain what wa...
Dana Denis-Smith - 11 November 2021
Barbara Gruber (Baker McKenzie): "Your own channels are a vital component these days"
1. Has communication become a vital factor for law firms? Professional communication matters for a law firm‘s business. It is a proven method of reaching potential clients, influencing existing ones and engaging with internal audiences. This means it is now indispensable. Since the late &lsqu...
Barbara Gruber - 28 October 2021
Emma Burnett (CMS): "CMS Breach Assistant is practical tool for navigating a data breach"
1. What is the purpose of CMS Breach Assistant? For most businesses, the question is not if they will experience a data breach, but when it will happen. When businesses face a data breach or a suspected data breach involving personal data, they need clear guidance on what to do and they need it qui...
Emma Burnett - 18 October 2021
Anja Ipp (Climate Change Counsel): "All firms should work to raise awareness of climate change"
--- The Impact Lawyers interviews Anja Ipp, co-founder of Climate Change Counsel, an innovative consultancy that raises awareness among lawyers about the importance of incorporating a climate perspective into their work   1. What is the main purpose of Climate Change Counsel? Climate Change...
Anja Ipp - 24 September 2021
Alfonso Everlet (Diferencia Legal): "The key is differentiation"
--- The Impact Lawyers interviews Alfonso Everlet, partner of Diferencia Legal, a new project called to completely transform the way law firms work and promote their work. In this interview he discusses such important issues as management, internal communication and client loyalty   1. What ...
Alfonso Everlet - 23 September 2021
How to launch a law firm in the midst of a pandemic. Interview with Tugce Avcısert (Avcısert)
1. Why did you decide to create this new legal project? After working in global organizations and top tier law firms for over 10 fruitful years, I have felt the courage to start a new chapter to provide legal services under my own roof, Avcısert Attorneys at Law. It was always my dream to run a ne...
Tuğçe Avcısert - 23 September 2021
Laura Keily (Immediation): "Technology is also able to provide greater access to mediation and arbitration tools"
--- The Impact Lawyers interviews Laura Keily, founder and Managing Director of Immediation, an online dispute resolution platform that has recently collaborated on a project with the Northern Territory Local Courts (Australia) to improve access to justice for Northern Territory society   1....
Laura Keily - 16 September 2021
Interview to Lexub's co-founders: the lawyers' marketplace
--- The Impact Lawyers interviews Maizorig Janchivdorj, co-founder of Lexub and Zolo Mundur, co-founder and CEO of Lexub, a platform that serves as a marketplace for lawyers to publish self-drafted legal documents and sell them at an affordable price   1. What is the main objective of Lexub?...
Zolo Mundur, Maizorig Janchivdorj - 13 September 2021
Interview with Dana MacGrath following the launch of her new arbitration project
--- We interviewed Dana MacGrath, President of the ArbitralWomen platform, Council Member of the International Dispute Resolution Center AAA-ICDR, about the launch of her own solo arbitration project: MacGrath Arbitration. We spoke with her about technology in arbitration, entrepreneurship during t...
Álvaro Navarro - 08 September 2021
Interview Cecilia O'Neill, Dean of the Law School of the Universidad del Pacifico
--- The Impact Lawyers publishes a series of interviews with deans of the world's leading law schools. On this occasion, Cecilia O'Neill, Dean of the Law School of the Universidad del Pacifico (Peru) answers the questions in this interview   In recent times and understanding the transformati...
Cecilia O'Neill - 01 September 2021
Interview Ms. Elizabeth Shearer, President at Queensland Law Society
--- The Impact Lawyers publishes a series of interviews with presidents of the world's leading Bar Associations or Law Societies. On this occasion, Ms. Elizabeth Shearer, President at Queensland Law Society answers the questions in this interview   1. You will surely remember that a few year...
Elizabeth Shearer - 09 August 2021
Interview GS Bajpai, Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law
--- The Impact Lawyers publishes a series of interviews with deans of the world's leading law schools. On this occasion, GS Bajpai, Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law of Patiala answers the questions in this interview   1. What are the main differences between the tea...
GS Bajpai - 05 August 2021
FrontFoot law: how to launch a law firm during the Pandemic
--- David Curtain explains how he managed to launch FrontFoot, a new law firm, in the midst of a pandemic   What is the purpose of FrontFoot Law? Our mission is to identify and implement the legal operations and technology improvements best suited to our clients’ specific circumstance...
David Curtain - 04 August 2021
Interview Manuel Fontaine Campos, Director of Porto School of Law of the Portuguese Catholic University
--- The Impact Lawyers publishes a series of interviews with deans of the world's leading law schools. On this occasion, Manuel Fontaine Campos, Director of Porto School of Law of the Portuguese Catholic University answers the questions in this interview   1. What are the main differences be...
Manuel Fontaine Campos - 27 July 2021
Interview Vito Velluzzi, Dean of the Law School of the University of Milan
--- The Impact Lawyers publishes a series of interviews with deans of the world's leading law schools. On this occasion, Vito Velluzzi, Dean of the Law School of the University of Milan answers the questions in this interview   1. What are the main differences between the teaching methods us...
Vito Velluzzi - 22 July 2021
Interview Dr. Lalit Bhasin, President of SILFA and The Bar Association of India
--- The Impact Lawyers publishes a series of interviews with deans of the world's leading bar associations. On this occasion, Dr. Lalit Bhasin, President of SILFA and The Bar Association of India answers the questions in this interview   1. You will surely remember that a few years ago, a la...
Dr. Lalit Bhasin - 19 July 2021
Interview C.A. Maimela, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria
--- The Impact Lawyers is publishing a series of interviews with deans of the world's leading law schools. On this occasion, Professor C.A. Maimela, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria (South Africa) answers the questions in this interview.   1. What are the main ...
Charles Maimela - 14 July 2021
Q&A with the Head of School and Acting Dean at UNSW LAW, Professor Andrew Lynch
--- The Impact Lawyers is publishing a series of interviews with deans of the world's leading law schools. On this occasion, Professor Andrew Lynch, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales (Australia) answers the questions in this interview.   1. What are the m...
Andrew Lynch - 14 July 2021
Design your documents to make them more efficient and transparent
--- The Impact Lawyers interviews Luca Visconti, CEO of HUE, about designing documents to make them more efficient and transparent Law firms pay a lot of attention to their clients, but often do not invest time in the design of the documents they produce, either for internal use or for presentatio...
Editor - 09 May 2021
Interview with Stacey Collins. Learn how Pinsent Masons fights climate change
--- The Impact Lawyers interviews Stacey Collins to talk about the Net Zero Infrastructure Industry Coalition project and his fight against climate change Pinsent Masons has shown an active commitment to caring for the environment and, in particular, has shown its concern about carbon emissions. T...
Editor - 22 April 2021
Adriana de Buerba (Pérez-Llorca): "Law profession is one of the professions that is best adapting to new times"
--- The Impact Lawyers conducts an email interview with Adriana de Buerba, White Collar Crime and Investigations Partner at Pérez-Llorca, who has recently been appointed as senior vice chair of the Criminal Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) How are you approaching you...
Editor - 18 February 2021
Jaime Folguera (Uría): "In other jurisdictions with which there are less affinities it is more difficult to establish"
--- The Impact Lawyers publishes an interview with Jaime Folguera, partner at Uría Menéndez. This interview and others can be found in the Study on the internationalization of law firms is the strategy you have followed when opening offices abroad? Why? Uría Menéndez's...
Editor - 11 February 2021
"Law firms are starting to put a greater premium on the wellbeing of their lawyers and the overall workplace culture"
--- The Wellness Esquire is focused on shifting legal culture to recognize and value the connection between wellbeing and success What is the primary objective of The Wellness Esquire?  Our legal industry is known for the poor health of its lawyers – depression, anxiety, addiction, bur...
Álvaro Navarro - 05 February 2021
Interview with Ajuni Chawla: "I strongly believe that practicing law in itself is an art"
--- The Impact Lawyers interviews Ajuni Chawla, creator of Eye Z Legal  1. What is Eye Z Legal? Why Did You Decide to Create Eye Z Legal?  The name “Eye Z Legal” in its literal sense means ‘envisioning the legal industry in a dynamic way’. It started when I was i...
Álvaro Navarro - 29 January 2021
Interview with Oriol Valentí and Miguel Pereira, two lawyers at Cuatrecasas’ prestigious international arbitration team
--- The Impact Lawyers has the pleasure to publish an interview made to Oriol Valentí Vidal and Miguel Pereira Da Silva Oriol is a Principal Associate at Cuatrecasas, he is a specialist in domestic and international arbitration. Miguel is also Principal Associate at Cuatrecasas and he speci...
Editor - 26 January 2021
"Lawyers are discovering that they can rely on automation to ensure reliability in their decision-making"
--- The Impact Lawyers interviews Olga V. Mack, CEO of Parley Pro, a contract lifecycle management platform What is the main goal of Parley Pro? Parley Pro is a modern, (truly!) collaborative, and intuitive contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform that has pioneered digital negotiation techno...
Álvaro Navarro - 25 January 2021
8 crucial interviews during 2020 for the legal sector
During this year, The Impact Lawyers has been pleased to be able to interview interesting and relevant profiles within the legal sector. We have interviewed professionals interested in innovation and that many of them have been able to see opportunities in the midst of the pandemic.  Below, we...
Editor - 31 December 2020
Short interview with Angela Han "A coach helps clarify purpose and accelerate the journey toward that purpose"
The Impact Lawyers interview Angela Han, expert health, physical and mental coach for lawyers. She hosts the Podcast serial "Fit to practice". 1. Which benefits can a coach bring to a lawyer? A coach helps clarify purpose and accelerate the journey toward that purpose. 2. Is there a growing conce...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 16 December 2020
"This protocol is of global application, and it is relevant to all arbitration stakeholders and all types of arbitrations"
Charlie Morgan works in the international arbitration department at Herbert Smith Freehills. A few days ago, this law firm, CMS, Hogan Lovells, Latham & Watkins, Ashurst and DLA Piper published a protocol guide for managing international online arbitration proceedings. This joint publication - w...
Álvaro Navarro - 14 December 2020
"A mediator must have cultural awareness, sensitivity, and engage actively in anti-bias training"
Alvaro Navarro Sotillos, Editor in Chief of The Impact Lawyers Magazine, had the pleasure to conduct an email interview with Winter Wheeler. Winter Wheeler is an Atlanta, Georgia, USA based mediator and arbitrator. She is available for both in-person and online bookings. Winter is a co-author of the...
Álvaro Navarro - 03 December 2020
"2020 has reinforced for our clients that technology is paramount"
David Kerr is the Director of Moore Legal Technology, which provides digital, marketing, branding, sales and strategic services to help law firms grow. David works with the team devising the online business generation and legal content marketing strategies to drive success and over the years. He dev...
William Brown - 01 December 2020
"UniCourt provide access State and Federal Court data and it offer real-time access to this data"
Alvaro Navarro Sotillos, Editor in Chief of The Impact Lawyers Magazine, had the pleasure to conduct a phone interview with Jeff Cox. Jeff Cox is the Director of Content & Data Acquisition at UniCourt Inc. UniCourt is a SaaS offering using machine learning to disrupt the way court records are o...
Álvaro Navarro - 26 November 2020
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