Herbert Smith Freehills promotes nearly 50 lawyers to senior associate
Herbert Smith Freehills has announced the promotion of 49 Australian lawyers to the position of senior associate.  Among the lawyers promoted are in the Competition, Corporate, Disputes, Employment, Real Estate & Projects practices, Regulation & Trade departments, among others. Fifty ...
Editor - 06 July 2020 Australia
Are larger law firms cutting their lawyers' salaries?
Due to the consequences produced by COVID-19, many large firms have implemented measures to maintain their sustainable economy. One of the most notorious measures is the reduction of salaries among lawyers.  In this case, Simmons & Simmons announced a 20% reduction in salaries as of July. ...
Editor - 06 July 2020
Interview with Annika Reynolds, founder of Green Law
Alvaro Navarro Sotillos, Editor in chief of The Impact Lawyers Magazine, had the pleasure to conduct a message interview with Annika Reynolds. Annika is the founder of GreenLaw, an ANU Law Reform and Social Project. She created GreenLaw because she was heavily involved in environmental advocacy but ...
Annika Reynolds - 06 July 2020 Australia
Survey: How has COVID-19 impacted the states and the lawyers?
The International Bar Association (IBA) has conducted a survey of a multitude of lawyers from various countries on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the activity of the political and judicial system in their countries. “Specifically, we inquired about invocation of emergency powers; the...
Editor - 03 July 2020
New managing partner for Houthoff
On the 1st of July 2020, Houthoff, a leading Dutch law firm with global reach, announced that Hans Londonck Sluijk joins the firm´s board, replacing Gerhard Gispen who passed away unexpectedly on the 13th of May. With the appointment of Mister Londonck Sluijk, the board consists of three manag...
Editor - 02 July 2020
Cherine Foty (Jones Day) has been selected to the Board of Directors of ArbitralWomen
Global Disputes Senior Associate in the Paris Office of Jones Day Cherine Foty, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of ArbitralWomen for the 2020-2022 term. ArbitralWomen is an international non-governmental organisation for the promotion of women and diversity in international disp...
Editor - 30 June 2020
Ashurst: Real Estate Team of the Year at Legal community Forty Under 40 Awards
The renowned law firm Ashurst has been named Real Estate Team of the Year at the Legalcommunity Forty under 40 Awards. In particular, the Real State department of Ashurst's Milan office, headed by lawyer Andrea Caputo, has been awarded.  "We are delighted to have received this market recogni...
Editor - 29 June 2020
Why have 70% of women lawyers of color left or want to leave the legal profession?
According to a report by the American Bar Association (ABA), 70% of women lawyers of color in the United States have either quit or are considering quitting the legal profession.  At the moment, 2% of the partners in the equity departments of large law firms are women lawyers of color. They pa...
Editor - 26 June 2020 United States of America
Sonia Baldia: new counselor at The Impact Lawyers
The Impact Lawyers has announced the incorporation of Sonia Baldia as a new counselor of the magazine. She will contribute to the magazine by writing regarding International Commercial Practice Sonia Baldia is a partner in Baker McKenzie's North American International Commercial Practice in Washing...
Editor - 25 June 2020
Jones Day Latest Arrivals: Former FTC Trial Counsel Lin Kahn and Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Huie
Jones Day has announced the arrivals of former Federal Trade Commission attorney Lin Kahn as a partner in the Firm’s San Francisco Office, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Huie as of counsel in its San Diego Office. Ms. Kahn is part of Jones Day’s Antitrust Practice and Mr. Huie...
Editor - 24 June 2020 United States of America
Woodsford reinforces in Singapore's legal market by hiring a dispute resolution expert
Woodsford Litigation Funding (Woodsford) expands into the Singapore market by bringing dispute expert Franca Ciambella as a consultant into the firm. Ciambella's areas of expertise include technology law, fintech, corporate and commercial law. She has also had experience as a mediator in disputes r...
Editor - 23 June 2020 Singapore
Legal professionals could get an exemption for the mandatory quarantine in Hong Kong in case of large scale commercial transactions
The Government of Hong Kong has announced the mechanism for legal professionals providing the necessary professional services in relation to large scale and important commercial transactions to apply for exemption from the mandatory quarantine agreement. The Mandatory Quarantine of Certain Persons ...
Editor - 16 June 2020 Hong Kong
Vasco Leal Cardoso: new counselor at The Impact Lawyers
The Impact Lawyers has announced the incorporation of Vasco Leal Cardoso as a new counselor of the magazine. He will contribute to the magazine by writing regarding Civil and Commercial, International Contracts, Negotiation, Litigation and International Arbitration. Vasco has a large experience in ...
Editor - 15 June 2020
The beginning of the end; preparing for life (and work) after lockdown
It has become increasingly clear over the past few weeks that the world is not about to return to normal. With many months likely before an effective vaccine or treatment for Covid-19 will be available, governments and businesses, law firms included, need to identify a strategy for exiting the lockd...
Jo Ludlam, Julia Wilson - 12 June 2020
Amanda Pinto QC responds to The Impact Lawyers in regards to the effects of Covid-19 on the justice system in the UK
Amanda Pinto was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2006, elected as Chair of the Bar of England and Wales in 2020 and was Chair of the International Committee of the Bar Council 2015-2018. Despite of her undoubtedly busy schedule during the current Covid-19 crisis, she kindly took the time to re...
Christine Fuessel - 12 June 2020 United Kingdom
Interview with Julie Savarino, author of the book 'Survive and Thrive Post-Pandemic: A Guidebook for Legal and Professional Services Providers'
Alvaro Navarro Sotillos, editor of The Impact Lawyers Magazine, had the pleasure to conduct a phone interview with Julie Savarino. Savarino holds an MBA and a JD, is a licensed attorney and best-selling author. Over her career, she has built an international reputation as a results-generating and aw...
Álvaro Navarro Sotillos - 08 June 2020
Due care and diligence still the standard even during COVID-19?
It seems likely that the nationwide lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and the resultant remote working implemented by employers may increase the liability exposure of financial and professional services firms (i.e. conveyancers, asset managers, intermediaries and bankers). Generally, the...
Ayanda Nondwana - 04 June 2020 South Africa
Bowmans newest expansion: Malawi and Zambia
African law firm Bowmans has announced its expansion to Malawi and Zambia, less than one year after it announced the opening of a new office in Muritius and allying with Assefa & Associates Law Ofice in Ethiopia.  The move has been described as "a bold step in uncertain times" Chairman and...
Editor - 03 June 2020
Jones Day Welcomes Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of Cybercrime Unit Amy Harman Burkart as Of Counsel in Boston
The global law firm Jones Day announces the arrival of Amy Harman Burkart to Jones Day’s Boston Office as of counsel in the Firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection Practice. Ms. Burkart comes to Jones Day from the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston, where she has...
Editor - 02 June 2020 United States of America
Considerations for Re-opening Workplaces: Practical Guidance for Employers
There is little doubt that COVID-19 has transformed the way we work and how the traditional workplace is viewed.  In very short order, a large portion of the Canadian workforce was pulled out of office towers and commercial spaces and mobilized to work in remote settings.  As the gradual ...
Lisa Cabel - 30 May 2020
BonelliErede appoints two new partners in Ethiopia for Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office
In a press release issued on the 26th of May 2020, BonelliErede announces two new appointments for Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office, who they are cooperating with.  Leading Ethiopian law firm Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErede strengthens its ranks with the appoi...
Editor - 28 May 2020 Ethiopia
LEX Africa addresses technological threats in times of the COVID-19 pandemic in a Webinar
On the 4th of June 2020, LEX Africa, an alliance of leading law firms in over 25 countries across the African Continent, will offer a Webinar with the title “A global pandemic - Is your business safeguarded against emerging technological threats?” as part of their webinar series.  ...
Christine Fuessel - 27 May 2020
Interview with Chrissie Lightfoot, CEO and founder of Robot Lawyer LISA
Christine Fuessel, editor of The Impact Lawyers Magazine, had the pleasure to conduct a phone interview with Chrissie Lightfoot. Chrissie is a prominent international legal figure, being a qualified solicitor (now non-practising) and an inspirational global award winning entrepreneur. She is also kn...
Christine Fuessel - 26 May 2020
Chambers USA ranks Hogan Lovells Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice as a Top-Tier Practice for 9th Consecutive Year
Chambers USA have released their annual lawyer rankings for the sector Privacy and Data Security. Every year, Chambers USA ranks the top lawyers and law firms across all the United States of America. Law firms that have a national presence are also ranked in their Nationwide tables, which focus on t...
Editor - 23 May 2020 United States of America
Antonio Rigozzi: new counselor at The Impact Lawyers
The Impact Lawyers has announced the incorporation of Antonio Rigozzi as a new counselor of the magazine. He will contribute to the magazine by writing regarding legal sports and international commercial law issues. Regozzi serves as counsel and arbitrator. His main area of practice is internationa...
Editor - 22 May 2020
British law firm Irwin Mitchell recoups money for supporting hospices, as the charity sector is facing severe financial problems during the Covid-19 pandemic
Irwin Mitchell, a full service law firm based in the United Kingdom, provides hospices with vital funding in order to ensure that they can keep up their work during the coronavirus crisis. The firm´s lawyers recovered more than £220,000 with the aim of supporting hospices in the UK. The ...
Editor - 21 May 2020
The Government of Hong Kong announced movement’s exemption across the whole Chinese territory for arbitrators, mediators or qualified legal practitioners
The Government of Hong Kong announced last Tuesday the mechanism for the following legal practitioners, arbitrators or mediators providing necessary professional services in arbitration, mediation or litigation proceedings to apply for exemption from the compulsory quarantine arrangement. Also, the ...
Editor - 21 May 2020 Hong Kong
Gide advises Venture Capital firm 360 Capital on structuring its fifth fund
Leading international law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel acted as counsel to Venture Capital firm 360 Capital on structuring Capital Fund V, which is dedicated to breakthrough innovations and available in France, Italy and Spain, as announced in a press release of Gide on May 19th, 2020.  The initia...
Editor - 19 May 2020
Clifford Chance advises Vauban Infrastructure Partners in a joint-venture with Bouygues Telecom to develop FTTH implementation in medium-density locations in France
The renowned international firm Clifford Chance has advised the French company Vauban Infrastructure Partners on the signing of a strategic agreement with Bouygues Telecom, through a dedicated joint venture, for the operation of FTTH (Fiber To The Home) lines in French areas previously deployed and ...
Álvaro Navarro Sotillos - 06 May 2020 France
Mayer Brown expands projects group with double partner hire in London
Mayer Brown today announced that two projects lawyers, Kirsti Massie and Meredith Campanale, have been recruited as partners in the firm's global Banking & Finance practice in London. Both lawyers will join the firm from White & Case.  "The recruitment of Kirsti and Meredith marks an i...
Editor - 11 February 2020

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