Interview Rocío González, Legal Director and Legal Coordination at University of Montemorelos
--- The Impact Lawyers publishes a series of interviews with deans of the world's leading law schools. On this occasion, Rocío González Cepeda, Legal Director and Legal Coordination at University of Montemorelos (Mexico) answers the questions in this interview   1. What are the...
Editor - 23 July 2021
Case study: how blockchain can make database use more dynamic
--- The Impact Lawyers interviews Mike DiPetrillo on the benefits that the use of blockchain technologies can bring to lawyers to make the use of databases more dynamic   1.      Have you had the opportunity to implement Smart Contracts in a company? Or any blockchain empowere...
Mike DiPetrillo - 22 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
Why it is Now Important to Provide Resilience and Hope to Your Team
--- The author emphasises the importance of teams having hope in difficult situations Last week, as I was coaching one of my clients, his situation got me to reflect. He had reached that state of hopelessness with what is happening with the Covid 19 Pandemic. I then remembered a story I read a few...
Brian Maphosa - 20 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
Summary of “The Rule of Law” (Part 1)
--- In this summary of “The Rule of Law” by Tom Bingham, we will look at 4 out of 8 of his 8 principles that explore the rule of law more thoroughly and break down the general concept of it   First, the law must be accessible and so far as possible intelligible, clear and predict...
Chloe Lee - 16 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
The rise of the SPAC: what law firm professionals need to know
Even though SPACs have been around for decades, over the past year they have shaped the M&A and IPO markets in a big way. Indeed, there has been a historic spike in the amount of capital raised by utilizing SPACs. In the first quarter of 2021, some $166 billion worth of deals were closed via SPA...
Amit Rajvanshy - 12 July 2021
Case study: application of smart contracts
--- Smart contracts are becoming an indispensable working companion for lawyers   1. Case of fact Law firms are advocating the use of technology to complement the work of their lawyers. The blockchain, although its definition is unfamiliar to many legal professionals, is substantially helpi...
Stevie Ghiassi - 08 July 2021
Case study: office renovation for a Brazilian law firm
--- GDL Arquitectura remodelled the office of a Brazilian firm, making it more innovative and welcoming 1. Client's needs Legal consultancy company dedicated to business issues with an emphasis on tax, corporate, labor and civil matters.  Area increase to receiving customers in order to hap...
Gabriel de Lucca - 08 July 2021
Case study: How the blokchain automatises will processing
--- Automation, thanks to blokchain and technologies, streamlines the will drafting process   1. Case of fact You are an attorney writing a will for your client. The will is simple and a tad ridiculous in this example. It stipulates that upon the parent’s death, their two kids must be...
Joseph Raczynski - 07 July 2021
Case Study: How to implement a Blockchain tool in your law firm
--- Blockchain tools are very useful for law firms. But few know how to implement them.   1. Case of fact Many law firms are considering using technology to help them draw up contracts and keep track of their contract activities in detail.  The blockchain's support for law firms ensur...
Mark Waser - 06 July 2021
How can lawyers get ready for greater anti-money laundering scrutiny?
--- Anti-money laundering requirements for law firms have been growing steadily over the past few years In this new landscape, regulatory technology – or RegTech – can play a key role in helping legal firm undertake client due diligence and meet their compliance obligations in a very c...
Claus Christensen - 05 July 2021
The top four reasons why cross-selling is so hard
--- Claire Rason explains the top four reasons why cross-selling isn’t always as successful as the statistics suggest it should be, along with some ideas to overcome them.    1. A lack of understanding about what selling is The biggest myth that gets in the way of cross-selling i...
Claire Rason - 04 July 2021
Lawgile: the legaltech that is changing the way lawyers work
--- Lawyers need to streamline their services. Lawgile is a tool that addresses this issue. The world is changing at a fast pace. With the advances of technology, globalization, and a pandemic, there is a lot of uncertainty. This scenario is transforming the legal landscape. However, the way lawye...
Talita Abud Amaral - 02 July 2021
Case Study: Law Firm Data Protection & Cybersecurity Awareness
--- Law firms are constantly fighting for their clients and defending their clients' interests. However, they sometimes forget that they are always at risk – the cybersecurity risk.  Law firms face many cybersecurity challenges, but safeguarding their clients' confidenti...
Vlad Styran - 01 July 2021
Case study: How to improve your firm's SEM and SEO?
--- With the rise of digitalisation, the internet has become the place where law firms attract potential clients. Therefore, it is crucial to increase SEM and SEO   1. Case of fact The UK law firm Wilson & Farrell, based in London, has more than 100 lawyers and specialises in internatio...
Mike Noos - 30 June 2021
Law students as agents of change
--- Holger Zsxheyge recommends that to adapt to the new digital world, lawyers must know the new tools from the first moment: in law schools If we want to speed up technology adoption in the legal industry, then we have to start preparing the potential users of legaltech at the earliest possible p...
Holger Zscheyge - 29 June 2021
Lawyers and new client communication technologies: a difficult relationship or a game changer?
--- The technological revolution has forced lawyers to update their way of communicating from traditional to digital media to attract millennial clients The legal market abounds in years-old legends that lawyers are less than eager to adopt new technologies in their work. First, they refused to ha...
Natalia Mituniewicz - 28 June 2021
Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions study reveals extreme legal spend volatility in second LegalVIEW Insights report
--- Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions study gives LegalView Insights report results Nearly one-third of corporate legal departments (CLDs) surveyed in a new Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions study reported a remarkable 90 percent or more difference between their lowest and highest annual legal spend amounts...
Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions - 25 June 2021
Key Elements to a Successful Employee Onboarding Strategy
--- Dr. Lisa J. Lindsay Wicker, CEO and president of Linwick & Associates, breaks down the most important elements of an onboarding process in your firm A new hire will form an opinion of your company as soon as the first interaction takes place. This can be when they are with the HR repr...
Dr. Lisa J. Lindsay Wicker - 23 June 2021
Women in Law: Rising to the Challenges
--- The majority of women in the legal profession will tell you that when they graduated from law school, more than half of their graduating class was female. That is a change for the better from generations past. But, when looking at the senior ranks of law firms, the number of women who have ris...
Harriet Grant - 22 June 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 - 22 June 2021
Interview with Claire Rason: How to improve your firm's sales?
--- Marketing can be a great ally when it comes to improving your law firm's sales The Impact Lawyers publishes an interview with Claire Rason, regarding the Essential Guide: Keys to increase your law firm’s sales. Claire is legal coach, law firm marketing and business development expert, an...
Claire Rason - 21 June 2021
Why an internal podcast could benefit our law firm's culture?
--- Corporate culture is important and that is the reason why companies should publish a series of internal podcasts Many of us have calls with colleagues and bosses via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and other online platforms, yet we sometimes wonder whether we really feel a sense of belongi...
William Brown - 20 June 2021
How to launch a podcast for lawyers. The case of 'How I Lawyer'
--- Jonah Perlin answers some questions about his successful podcast for lawyers "How I Lawyer"   How you came up with the idea of the podcast ‘How I Lawyer’?  I teach Legal Practice at Georgetown Law (where I also went to law school). In that capacity I spend a lot of time...
Jonah Perlin - 17 June 2021
Chargeable hours are killing your ability to cross-sell - here's why
--- Anyone who knows me, or has read my posts on LinkedIn, knows how much I despise chargeable hours. Having practiced law for a number of years, I saw, and continue to see, first hand the damage it does from top to bottom in a law firm. I could write about the waste it creates - that write-offs ...
Scott Simmons - 15 June 2021
Law Firm Data Security Guide: How to Keep Your Law Firm Secure
--- Damian Alderson advises law firms to apply appropriate cybersecurity measures against cybercriminals to ensure data security Nowadays, many law firms operate in the online world so that they can create enough exposure for themselves and attract more clients. That being said, your clients entru...
Damian Alderson - 14 June 2021
Taking advantage of the new LinkedIn polls feature
--- LinkedIn polls help lawyers learn more about their clients' needs LinkedIn is rolling out what it refers to as a new ‘lightweight’ poll feature. The platform states that it takes only 30 seconds to put a poll together, making it a quick and easy way to engage with other users ...
Rachel Tombs - 11 June 2021
Are you an honest leader?
--- Honesty is a quality that many lawyers neglect, but which improves the connection with teams An increasingly sought-after quality in leaders is that of honesty. In an increasingly globalised and interconnected world, honesty is a value that is appreciated, especially if you work or lead a team...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 11 June 2021
4 Ways Lawyers Can Become Leaders in the Digital Age
--- Lawyers want to become leaders. But few know how to do it in the new digital age Becoming a leader in the legal profession has been a challenge for decades. The big firms have grown in size and the small firms continue to grow in quantity so it is more difficult than ever to stand out as a law...
Danny Matthews - 10 June 2021
When Marketing Meets Advocacy
--- It is no secret that law is changing and bringing new contours and that lawyers are adding other skills Globalization and the market demand more quality than just advocating. Knowing the legislation and doing a good job is a premise and not a differential. As a result, legal marketing has bec...
Ana Julia Vaz Guimarães Sampaio - 08 June 2021
Discover the new e-learning programme launched by Linklaters
--- Linklaters launches e-learning programme with Forage to bring US students closer to the law More and more law firms are making use of technological tools to enhance the talent of their employees. In this case, we will describe the virtual programme launched by Linklaters, in partnership with F...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 07 June 2021
Perfectionism Lawyers syndrome: learn to detect it. The search for perfection is billed.
--- Eva Guerra, coach for lawyers, talks about a problem that haunts every lawyer: perfectionism. Is there the perfect world, the perfect couple, the perfect job? Almost everyone is clear about the answer: absolutely not. However, it is very common for us to wear ourselves out in search of somethi...
Eva Guerra - 06 June 2021
Race Talks: How Jackson Lewis raises awareness of racial inequality
--- Jackson Lewis fights racial inequality through its educational programme RACE Talks The issue of race has been a relevant topic in the legal sector for a couple of years now. In addition to citizens, law firms have also been active in advocating against the current racial inequality.  In...
Joe Goodman - 04 June 2021
The Future of AI in Legal Bill Review: Five questions with Wolters Kluwer’s Abhishek Mittal
--- Abhishek Mittal is the Vice President of Data Analytics and Operational Excellence for Wolters Kluwer’s Governance, Risk & Compliance or GRC Division He directs the company’s advanced analytics efforts, including the AI at the heart of its products and solutions. In the Q&A...
Abhishek Mittal - 04 June 2021
Discover Reed Smith's employee 'Family Support Initiative'
--- Reed Smith continues to promote the Family Support Initiative, a tool launched in August 2020 to inform and support employees with children Through this initiative, which is almost a year old, Reed Smith lawyers can enjoy the flexibility to reduce their working hours, know what resources the f...
Joe Goodman - 03 June 2021
Will the rise of legaltech impact all countries?
--- With the rise of technology and legaltech in the legal sector, legal professionals are wondering what impact they will have in the near future and whether this new paradigm shift will occur equally in developed and developing countries This is the question that the invited participants in The ...
Theodora Stoica, Daniel Acosta, German Florez - 03 June 2021
Post matter debriefs – the top five do’s and don’ts!
--- Petersen presents the five most important do's and don'ts in the debrief meeting Any opportunity to engage with your client beyond the day-to-day interaction is a bonus. Inviting your client to participate in a post matter debrief is an invaluable way to seek their feedback of fee earners/your...
Elizabeth Petersen - 03 June 2021
Which obstacles do legaltechs face?
--- Shayesteh, Acosta and Flórez review some of the obstacles that lawyers face with legaltech The paradigm facing lawyers and law firms today can be difficult without understanding the importance of technology in this sector. Legaltech is emerging within the legal sector and many lawyers, ...
Abdi Shayesteh, Daniel Acosta, German Florez - 02 June 2021
What working policy will firms adopt after the pandemic?
--- A McKinsey study reveals the uncertainty that companies and their workers have because they do not know what working policy they will adopt in the post-pandemic era Firms are trying to adjust their remote work policy as outbreaks of the virus are gradually coming under control. While lawyers h...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 02 June 2021
Legaltech and AI: a Unique “Legal Practice In Your Pocket” Solution by Estonian Startup LEGID.app
--- Valentin Feklistov tells what LEGID.app is and answers some questions about the application and its features About LEGID.app LEGID.app is a marketplace that helps clients find the right lawyer simple and quick. It empowers lawyers and clients with tools that make providing or getting legal he...
Valentin Feklistov - 02 June 2021
Technology engineers and lawyers: Is it possible to work together?
--- Shayesteh, Acosta and Stoica comment on the key points that technology engineers and lawyers must follow to work together in their legaltech  In legaltech, and in projects where engineers or technology experts work together with lawyers, there is an obstacle: understanding and cooperation...
Daniel Acosta, German Florez, Abdi Shayesteh - 01 June 2021
What does the value of integrity mean for you personally and for your Lawyers practice or Enterprise?
--- Eva Guerra explains the value of integrity for companies and how to promote it to generate trust among employees "A general definition of the value of integrity summarizes it as a person saying what they think". Let's move these deliberations to the business environment. Is an honest rational...
Eva Guerra - 01 June 2021
Book review: Successful Innovation Outcomes in Law
--- Book Review: Dennis Kennedy, Successful Innovation Outcomes in Law: A Practical Guide for Law Firms, Law Departments and Other Legal Organizations (October 18, 2019) The word “innovation” can sound ominous to those who have experienced too many brainstorming sessions featuring a sw...
Jerry Lawson - 31 May 2021
Time to take positive steps to improve profitability?
--- Existing technologies are the way to work more efficiently in order to improve productivity and profitability The growth of in-house legal teams continues. Law firms are chasing more clients and are operating in an increasingly competitive market. In CLOC’s  recently released S...
Joanne Humber - 31 May 2021
We need more full-stack lawyers
--- The success of a lawyer can be measured through the feedback of their clients when they can understand complex information in a simple way   There are a lot of touchpoints between working as a lawyer and a software developer.  Let's approach the subject from the perspective that la...
Aku Nikkola - 30 May 2021
How to deal with burnout at work
--- Aspects such as learning to enjoy work, helping other colleagues, or doing extra-work activities can help to avoid burnout in employees Burnout is a disease that affects everyone equally and is present in all sectors. Professional women suffer greatly from burnout and, according to a study con...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 29 May 2021
The fight against organised crime in Italy: The figure of the receiver as a collaborator of the judge
--- Giovanni Falcone fought against the Mafia in Italy by understanding the need for the figure of the judge as a collaborator in criminal investigations On 23 May, Italy paid tribute to Judge Giovanni Falcone, his wife Judge Francesca Morvillo and the three bodyguards Antonio Montinaro, Rocco Dic...
Cristiana Rossi - 27 May 2021 Italy
Has anyone wondered what state the mental health of lawyers is in?
--- The pandemic has affected all professions and law firms have had to change the way they work, taking into account some solutions that reduce stress and feelings of loneliness Law is a profession that generates a lot of stress and anxiety, and these elements, together with many other circumstan...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 27 May 2021
Corporate culture and diversity: two relevant factors for your law firm
--- When hiring a lawyer, the corporate culture and internationalization of the law firm must be taken into account to be successful When hiring new lawyers, it is very common to consider hiring professionals for cultural reasons, but few firms are aware of the real benefits of approaching this ty...
Editor - 20 May 2021
Is it a good idea to invest in lawyer retention?
--- The benefits of retaining lawyers can be better staffing, client confidence, productivity, and a better working environment For law firms, and especially those with long-term clients and working on long-term projects, it is crucial to have lawyers who will put their full trust in the project o...
Editor - 18 May 2021
From Baker McKenzie: "We have implemented actions and initiatives to facilitate education on anti-racism"
--- A professional from recognized law firm Baker McKenzie responds to The Impact Lawyers´ questions about Race and Ethnicity policies   Do you have a policy within your firm at a global level to prevent and detect racist cases, both with your staff and with your clients? Across the F...
Editor - 15 May 2021
How to understand millennial lawyers?
--- Millennial lawyers face the worst job market in a long time and law firms must know how to work with them: build a team and recognition Digital transformation is changing the way law firms interact with their clients, visualise their brand or structure the work of their employees. What is larg...
Editor - 14 May 2021
Efficiency in law firms?
--- To increase efficiency in law firms, some tips should be followed such as record work time, coaching, and eliminating distractions Efficiency is a sometimes invariable factor within law firms. All legal professionals strive to achieve it in their working day. Long working hours, or the stress ...
Editor - 13 May 2021
The importance of legal writing – contentious matters
--- Strong Legal writing skills are a must not only in Ukraine, but also worldwide The importance of legal writing for experts practicing law cannot be underestimated, especially in Ukraine.  In Ukraine, legal writing has historically never been included as a specifically designed course in ...
Olga Shenk - 12 May 2021
Mental health in the legal sector: Are young lawyers suffering?
--- The mental health of lawyers is important to avoid burnout or suicide, that is why companies such as Linklaters or Hogan Lovells take care of the mental health and well-being of their workers Is mental health currently an issue that impacts on young lawyers? Yes. According to a study by the I...
Editor - 10 May 2021
Factors for hiring new lawyers
--- When hiring new lawyers, some essential qualities must be taken into account: Commitment, Soft Skills, Diversity and Technological Adaptation There are countless law firms that, due to their size or organisational structure, do not have recruiting professionals, and these services are outsourc...
Editor - 10 May 2021
Cracking The Legal Dress Code: Image Coaching Tips for Lawyers
--- Correct legal clothing has positive consequences: it creates a good rapport of trust, respect and success Words have power, whether they’re spoken or written, but did you know that research shows that words make up a mere 7% of all face-to-face communication? According to researcher Albe...
Solita Roberts - 09 May 2021
Adhurst appoints Linda Grace new global head of Adhurst Advance Reach
--- Learn more about Linda Grace, the new global head of Adhurst Advance Reach The Global Law Firm, Adhurst, has appointed Linda Grace as the new global head of Adhurst Advance Reach, the firm´s flexible resourcing platform. Since it was launched in 2019, the platform has been requested by m...
Editor - 06 May 2021
What if the easiest way to reduce outside counsel costs is simple: Switching to cheaper firms?
--- This is part two of Nathan Cemenska’s series on legal pricing and law department spend. Read part one: Do large corporate legal departments get better rates? Not always. Most law department sourcing patterns probably reflect no holistic design. Nobody ever sat down and said, let’s ...
Nathan Cemenska - 06 May 2021
How to have a better return to work
--- Learn how bosses can make it as easy as possible for employees to return to work Now that the pandemic seems to be disappearing, people are returning to the office. However, employers will need to manage this return to work, maintaining the well-being of their employees and leading the company...
Editor - 05 May 2021
Why Human Capital? A (Brief) Overview
--- Learn the definition of Human Capital or HCM, and the implications it has for an organization For whatever reason, there appear to be few concepts in human experience more mystifying than that of Human Capital.  Is it “just” HR”? Is it HR-lite? Is it HR+? Is it Human Tra...
Maurice Ducoing - 04 May 2021
Before Looking for ‘New Opportunities’ Elsewhere, You Could be Standing on Your Acres of Diamonds?
--- Brian Maphosa tells how to give value to your services through various stories and experiences A true story is told of an African farmer who heard tales about other farmers who had made millions by discovering diamond mines. These tales so excited the farmer that he could hardly wait to sell h...
Brian Maphosa - 03 May 2021
The importance of Artificial Intelligence in the Brazilian legal market
--- For the lawtechs and legaltechs ecosystem to have disruptive tools in Brazil, technology must be an ally for lawyers The use of Artificial Intelligence by lawtechs and legaltechs in the Brazilian market has grown a lot in recent years and there are many initiatives that aim to solve problems o...
Ana Julia Vaz Guimarães Sampaio - 29 April 2021
DWF changes its internal structure. Discover its new services
--- DWF announces the launch of a new integrated legal management structure within the firm The reason for the integration of this new structure is to re-launch the firm as one of the most relevant legal service providers in the market.  This new measure also entails the reduction of four of...
Editor - 27 April 2021
How to have complicated conversations at work?
--- It is advisable to advise people in advance about the importance of meetings to show confidence Have you ever had to tell your team about the dismissal of one of the lawyers? Have you ever had to tell your team about the loss of a client? Have you ever told your team about the end of a deadlin...
Editor - 25 April 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
Simmons Simmons promotes 13 new partners
--- Simmons Simmons has recently announced the promotion of 13 of its lawyers to the rank of partner This round of promotions applies to lawyers located in eight different offices of the firm.  Interestingly, six of the 13 promoted lawyers are women, indicating Simmons Simmons Simmons' commi...
Editor - 19 April 2021
How can heuristics get in the way with client feedback?
--- Heuristics are mental shortcuts; they are shortcuts created to help us make sense of the information that we receive and patterns that we perceive They help free up processing power in the brain. They are assumptions that we make to speed up decision making and they allow us to make judgements...
Claire Rason - 16 April 2021
Why is Linklaters reinforcing its Corporate/M&A practice in France?
--- Linklaters strengthens its presence in the Corporate and M&A practice in France after hiring a new partner in its Paris office This signing has resonance as he came from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was a partner since 2016. Florent Mazeron is therefore the British firm's new ...
Editor - 16 April 2021
Paul Hastings' latest recruit strengthens its presence in Asia Pacific
Paul Hastings continues to expand its presence in the Asia Pacific region with the recent addition of Sarah Zhu as counsel in the Hong Kong office Zhu has an extensive background in compliance and white-collar litigation. She also has extensive experience in arbitration proceedings.  "In the ...
Editor - 14 April 2021
How to increase positivity in the office?
--- One of the negative effects caused by the pandemic has undoubtedly been a drastic reduction in direct contact between co-workers and with customers The lack of human connection outside our homes has increased levels of anxiety and depression, weakening socialisation and interpersonal relations...
Editor - 12 April 2021
Internal podcasts for lawyers? It can be possible!
--- Interview with Molly Beck, CEO of private podcasting software: Messy.fm The Impact Lawyers has the pleasure to publish an interview made with Molly Beck, CEO of Messy.fm, an award-winning private podcasting software is trusted by dozens of teams across the Fortune 500, plus thousands of SMBs a...
Editor - 10 April 2021
The multitasking lawyer: myth or reality?
--- The legal sector is increasingly demanding the presence of "multitasking" lawyers. Moreover, there is a demand for these tasks to be carried out as quickly and efficiently as possible Just as a professional who is able to perform several different tasks at the same time in the same day, t...
Editor - 09 April 2021
Webinar (April 8th): "Challenges and possible synergies between young lawyers' associations"
--- The Impact Lawyers is pleased to invite you to the next webinar that will take place on Thursday April 8th at 11.00 AM Eastern Time / 09.00 AM Pacific Time / 5 PM London Time, on the following topic: "Challenges and possible synergies between young lawyers' associations" CLICK HERE TO REGISTER...
Editor - 08 April 2021
Simmons & Simmons: 3 new partners to conquer the Netherlands
--- The Dutch market is one of the most attractive spots for law firms that want to expand their presence in Europe. Let's talk about the expansion in this country by Simmons & Simmons The UK firm, with considerable international expansion, has recruited three new partners for the Amsterdam of...
Editor - 06 April 2021
Lawyr, an app for matching lawyers
--- RollOnFriday, the world’s leading legal community website, has created Lawyr, a dating app for people in the legal community and those who want to meet them It is a world first and since launching in March 2021 has already achieved a global following from London, Sydney, Houston to Minsk...
Editor - 05 April 2021
Baker McKenzie strengthens its Competition practice. Discover its new partner
--- Competition law is one of the areas most in demand by prestigious international firms. Baker McKenzie has hired Swedish national Sibel Yilmaz as a partner in its growing EU competition practice "Sibel is a talented and experienced lawyer with a strong reputation in the market. I have known Sib...
Editor - 03 April 2021
Key factors to improve your firm's selection process
--- Lawyer recruitment processes are one of the most relevant issues facing firms. Analysing what elements can be improved in these processes can be beneficial in the future The following questions can be asked: Is the channel through which we are launching the recruitment process the right one, c...
Editor - 31 March 2021
Sugar-coating feedback
--- We have all been there. We have something to say. We know that delivering the message will be of value to the client and to the professional. BUT something holds us back. We end up sugar coating feedback, which leads to miscommunication and the right actions not being taken   Why do we s...
Claire Rason - 31 March 2021
Strengthening of Pinsent Masons: promotes 19 of its partners
--- Pinsent Masons has announced a surprise round of promotions for 19 of its partners, increasing the number of such promotions by two compared to last year  The majority of these promotions took place in the UK offices, with 13 partners entering this round. Partners in the United Arab Emira...
Editor - 31 March 2021
Networking for lawyers: Tips for good networking
--- Networking is another professional area that has been affected by the pandemic. Not many professionals have mastered how to relate and interact with potential clients or collaborators. These difficulties can be found in any sector, including the legal sector Communicating with your network can...
Editor - 26 March 2021
Counterintuitive techniques that will guide you to success as a lawyer
The practices and techniques that many lawyers put into practice in their offices may not be the best ones to lead to success. In fact, there are many techniques that are difficult to imagine at first, but which, if practised effectively, can lead to improved performance at work.  One of them ...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 26 March 2021
Coaching and professional services in law firms
Coaching is starting to become the norm in professional services firms, and it is no-longer just for partners. Other fee-earners and professionals are seeing the benefits, as well marketing, business development and other support teams. What is the difference between mentoring and coaching? Mentor...
Claire Rason - 25 March 2021
3 fundamental aspects of any leader
There are leaders in every law firm. But very few are the leaders who end up being a reference for their employees.  Leaders have to take into account many aspects that will drive them as great professionals, but there are few aspects that are crucial for an influential leader to be respected ...
Editor - 19 March 2021
Webinar (March 8th): Legal Technology and the Future of Women in Law
The Impact Lawyers and the European Women Lawyers Association (EWLA) will host a webinar on Monday 8 March (at 1 PM ET / 7 PM CET) on the occasion of International Women's Day on the following topic: "Legal Technology and the Future of Women in Law". REGISTER HERE: https://onevite.zoom.us/webinar/r...
Editor - 16 March 2021
How should a leader be in the legal world
Ten Simple Actions to Create a Culture of Leadership 1. Show appreciation for those who take the initiative to take the lead Public recognition of a job well done is an extremely valuable resource. Not only does it help the person receiving the recognition to feel valued, but also conveys the mess...
Eva Guerra - 12 March 2021
Alfonso López-Ibor (L-I Lawyers): "Foreign firms investing in other countries tend to be financially stronger"
The Impact Lawyers publishes an interview with Alfonso López-Ibor, Director Partner of Lopez-Ibor Lawyers, on the firm's internationalization strategy. This interview and others can be found in the Survey on the internationalization of law firms. What is the strategy you have followed when i...
Editor - 09 March 2021
Clifford Chance chooses to challenge for International Women's Day
Leading international law firm Clifford Chance is celebrating International Women's Day 2021 with a month-long campaign of online events and initiatives that champion equality and celebrate advocates for gender parity across the firm. Clifford Chance has been a longstanding advocate for women lawyer...
Kaitlin Scagluso - 08 March 2021
Top tips for getting professionals to engage in business development
Having professionals engaged in business development is the biggest driver to growth in professional services firms.  So, what are our top tips to encourage engagement? 1. Find out what people enjoy You might have a professional who is fantastic in-front of an audience, whilst another might ...
Claire Rason - 04 March 2021
The importance of having a coaching culture in times of uncertainty
The Coronavirus pandemic has meant that firms are facing an ever-changing landscape and an uncertain future. The adoption of a coaching culture is not something that we should turn to when we are less busy and have greater certainty; it is powerful in enhancing effective delivery now.   B...
Claire Rason - 02 March 2021
Which steps do lawyers need to take to innovate their work? Check out the new courses designed by Lucy Bassli
The Impact Lawyers interviews Lucy Bassli, a highly regarded American lawyer who will now launch a series of online courses to help modernise lawyers' legal practices.   What inspired you to create the Modernizing your Legal Practice courseware? My passion to inspire and enable lawyers t...
Editor - 02 March 2021
Antoni Gómez (Auren): "We offer to our clients a coordinated approach and a common methodology"
The Impact Lawyers publishes an interview with Antoni Gómez, Chair of Auren International. This interview and others can be found in the Survey on the internationalisation of law firms. What is the strategy you have followed when opening offices abroad? Why? We have given pri...
Editor - 02 March 2021
Elisa Lemus (Barrilero): "It is essential to know the local reality of the environment very well"
The Impact Lawyers publishes an interview with Elisa Lemus, Head of Barillero y Asociados International Desk. This interview and others can be found in the Survey on the internationalisation of law firms. What is the strategy you have followed when opening offices abroad? Why? Our i...
Editor - 01 March 2021
Lucy Bassli releases courseware for ambitious lawyers willing to modernize their law practice
Innovation expert, Lucy Bassli, releases Modernizing Your Legal Practice, a series of 3 courses for the modern lawyer.  Sharing her insights on what innovation is and drawing on her personal innovation journey, Lucy provides a robust foundation for lawyers who are ready to begin incorporating ...
Editor - 25 February 2021
Coaching in the legal profession: ICAM launches a support programme for its members
Have you ever felt depressed because of your professional life? Do you suffer from addiction as a result of the stress generated during your working day? Have you ever considered receiving psychological assistance? Coaching is an increasingly popular practice in the legal sector. Law firms have beg...
Editor - 25 February 2021
How lawyers can improve their "to do list"
Lawyers have to perform many tasks throughout their working day. Normally, the time to carry them out is limited, as lawyers spend time dealing with their clients, or planning with their departmental colleagues. The issue is that lawyers usually structure all their tasks under a to do list, commonl...
Editor - 24 February 2021
How to create connection with your clients?
Have you ever noticed how hard it can be to get people to listen? Have you ever had a challenge getting your point across, even when it was about something of critical import? In conversations with lawyers in private practice and in-house counsel I frequently hear about the difficulties they run i...
Eva Guerra - 23 February 2021
Carmen Bascarán (ONTIER): "Firm with a unique business model and a purely entrepreneurial management"
The Impact Lawyers publishes an interview with Carmen Bascarán, Managing Director at ONTIER. This interview and others can be found in the Survey on the internationalisation of law firms. What is the strategy you have followed when opening offices abroad? Why?  ONTIER is an i...
Editor - 23 February 2021
BonelliErede focuses on Africa and the Middle East
BonelliErede is focusing its attention on the African and Middle East markets with the incorporation of two of counsel who will work to promote the Italian firm's brand in these regions. Specifically, BonelliErede has 49 professionals in Africa. They are Calvin Walker and Ezequiel Sánchez He...
Editor - 23 February 2021
Burnout in your law firm? Discover the myths about it
Exhaustion at work and stress are among the main causes of burnout, a disease recognised by the World Health Organisation in 2019.  Apart from these, there are many reasons that lead to burnout in many professionals, especially in the legal profession, which is a sector that generates a lot of...
Editor - 22 February 2021
Norman Heckh (Ramón y Cajal): "Independence, far from weakening us, has made us stronger"
The Impact Lawyers publishes an interview with Norman Heckh, Director of the International Committee of Ramón y Cajal Abogados. This interview and others can be found in the Survey on the internationalisation of law firms. What is the firm's internationalization strategy? Ramón y Caj...
Editor - 22 February 2021
A lawyers in recovery: Changing the narrative
Someone once told me to be very careful about disclosing that I am in recovery. The phrase he used was cute but ominous: “you can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube.” I’ve chewed on that now for two years. It makes sense to me that many people cannot speak openly about m...
Jessie Gomberg - 21 February 2021
Adolf Rousaud and Ignasi Costas (DWF-RCD): "Joining DWF gave us the possibility of having group infrastructure on 4 continents"
The Impact Lawyers publishes an interview with Adolf Rousaud and Ignasi Costas, Co-Directing Partners of DWF-RCD. This interview and others can be found in the Survey on the internationalisation of law firms. What is the strategy you have followed when opening offices abroad? Why? I...
Editor - 19 February 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 your re...
Editor - 18 February 2021
What kind of leadership do lawyers need?
Recent studies in the legal industry have shown that today's lawyer needs appropriate tools to validate his leadership within his practice or setting. The success of the lawyer depends not only on the practice and his technical expertise, but also his skills as a leader to transform his practice in...
Eva Guerra - 17 February 2021
Julio Veloso (BROSETA): "Be clear about one's own capacities (and limitations) and the priority objective of the actions"
The Impact Lawyers publishes an interview with Julio Veloso, Partner and Head of Internationalisation of BROSETA. This interview and others can be found in the Survey on the internationalisation of law firms. What is the strategy you have followed when opening offices abroad? Why? BROSET...
Editor - 17 February 2021
Meet Marie-Aimée de Dampierre, next chair of Hogan Lovells
Hogan Lovells has recently appointed Marie-Aimée de Dampierre, partner in the Paris office and current regional managing partner for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, as the firm's next chair. She will hold the position for the next three years, effective 1 May 2021. Maire-Ai...
Editor - 17 February 2021
Alejandro Touriño (Écija): "The culture of the firm is very strong. We are not a normal law firm"
The Impact Lawyers publishes an interview with Alejandro Touriño, Managing Partner of Écija. This interview and others can be found in the Survey on the internationalisation of law firms. What is the strategy you have followed when opening offices abroad? Why?  Ou...
Editor - 16 February 2021
“You don´t look like a lawyer”: Interview with Tsedale M. Melaku
The Impact Lawyers had the pleasure to speak to Tsedale M. Melaku about the issue of workplace diversity and racial and gender inequality in the USA, focusing particularly on the legal sector.  Tsedale M. Melaku is a Sociologist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Graduate Center, City Uni...
Editor - 14 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 int...
Editor - 11 February 2021
Antonio Baena (Cuatrecasas): "It is key to identify the right talent and profiles in each jurisdiction"
The Impact Lawyers publishes an interview with Antonio Baena, Head of the New York office and international area coordinator at Cuatrecasas. This interview and others can be found in the Survey on the internationalization of law firms. What is the strategy you have followed when opening o...
Editor - 10 February 2021
The 10 Minute Decision to make the best decisions at work
Lawyers almost always come to me in the throes of a decision that they’re trying to make.  They’re super smart, so they’ve got all kinds of fancy reasons for debating, and thinking it over, all circling around making SURE they get to the right answer. This is partially beca...
Rachel Coll - 10 February 2021
Pinsent Masons opens office in the Netherlands deepening its presence in Europe
Pinsent Masons has this week announced the opening of an office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, its first office in this European country. The international firm has recruited Wouter Seinen, a lawyer specialising in Data Protection and TMT (Technology, Media and Communications), to head the office. ...
Editor - 04 February 2021
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 - 31 January 2021 United States of America
ECIJA reaches 127 partners with the promotion of two new lawyers in Latin America
Adalberto Méndez and María Dolores Echeverría have been appointed partners at ECIJA Mexico and Chile to strengthen the Corporate/M&A, Employment Law, Information Technology, Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility areas. One year after joining ECIJA Mexico as Busin...
Editor - 22 January 2021
Know the actual women leaders of legal tech
The Legal Technology Resoruce Center (LTRC), member benefit of ABA, has released the Women of Legal Tech Honorees 2021 list, highlighting the most successful women in the legal technology sector.  This list has been announced for 5 years and this year LTRC has announced a list of 132 talented ...
Joe Goodman - 14 January 2021
Marina Tavassi joins BonelliErede
BonelliErede has strengthened its commercial, competition and industrial law practices with the addition of Marina Tavassi as of counsel at the Milan office. Her experience in the Italian judiciary dates back to 1977. She has served as President of the Court of Appeal of Milan (2016–2020), Pr...
Editor - 14 January 2021
If you are a lawyer, you should be aware that judges can be stressed
A survey conducted by the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Attorneys' Assistance Programs shows the clear symptoms of depression faced by countless judges in the United States.  This survey has involved over 1,000 judges and was conducted before the arrival of the pandemic. Accord...
Adelie Cordier - 11 January 2021
Developing the Post-COVID Lawyer of the 2020s
The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on every major legal market in the world. For many of us, the experience of manging this disruption has been a difficult one at times. Yet most law firms have passed the test with flying colours, having fast-tracked the adoption of technology which i...
Pierre-Sébastien Thill - 02 January 2021
Is your law firm just a “deadline-meeter”?
Most firms limit themselves to being “deadline-meeters”: they receive a case and provide the required service. But these firms lack direction—a position in the market that can reduce their strategic risk— that is, the uncertainty about what could happen to them in the medium ...
Francesc Domínguez - 01 January 2021
Cuatrecasas hires nine new partners in Chile, Colombia and Mexico
Law firm hires new partners Manuel Quinche, Alessia Bello and Juan Felipe Vera (Bogotá), Roberto Guerrero (Santiago) and Javier Díaz de León (Mexico City). Tomás Kubick, Macarena Ravinet, Alfonso Ugarte and Josefina Yávar will join the Corporate and Commercial Pra...
Editor - 28 December 2020
A protocol to unite them all (the telematic arbitration procedures)
Like the courts and tribunals of ordinary jurisdictions, arbitration courts have had to conduct many of their proceedings by virtual methods.  That is why six prestigious law firms (such as Ashurst, CMS, DLA Piper, Herbert Smith Freehills, Latham & Watkins and Hogan Lovells) have published...
Joshua Chen - 26 December 2020
Baker McKenzie continues transactional practice growth with leading financial sponsor partner hire
Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has hired highly regarded financial sponsor and M&A partner Nick Rainsford from Ashurst, as part of the Firm's strategy to grow its transactional teams.  Nick is a highly experienced transactional lawyer who has built an excellent reputation in M&...
Editor - 23 December 2020
Behavioural skills key for navigating the future
Only those firms with highly developed and resilient behavioural skills will be equipped to successfully navigate the challenges firms now face to adapt, survive, and thrive in this age of uncertainty.  That was the finding of Claire Rason and Oliver Hansard, two former City lawyers and now ac...
Editor - 21 December 2020
BCLP Appoints Jason Marty Chief Operating Officer
International law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) today announced the appointment of Jason Marty as Chief Operating Officer, effective March 1, 2021. Marty will join from Baker McKenzie, where he has held a number of senior leadership positions, most recently serving as global COO. After ne...
Editor - 18 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
ABA study on diversity in the legal profession in America reveals discrimination against Disabled and LGBTQ+ lawyers
According to a study released by the American Bar Association (ABA), lawyers who either identify as LGBTQ+ or as having disabilities face discrimination at their workplaces. Both subtle and overt forms of discrimination are reported, as well as subtle but unintentional biases. The first-of-its-...
Christine Fuessel - 15 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
How to manage conflicts based on personal relationships
The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility released today detailed recommendations for how lawyers should assess and respond to potential conflicts arising from client representation and relationships with opposing lawyers. Formal Opinion 494 explores ...
Editor - 14 December 2020
The Lawyer’s Love Cycle
I was an overthinker at age 8. Seriously - I thought through the worst-case scenario of everything. As a child. A natural-born lawyer. So - it’s funny that I’m now a life coach for lawyers, because the law was my first love.   As an attorney, I gravitated toward litigation ...
Rachel Coll - 11 December 2020
Norton Rose Fulbright appoints Shauna Clark as its Global and US Chair
Norton Rose Fulbright announced this thrusday that Houston partner Shauna Clark will become its Global and US Chair, effective January 1. She will succeed Durban partner Andrew Robinson in the global position, which rotates across regions annually, and San Antonio partner George Scofield in the US ...
Editor - 11 December 2020
McCarthy Denning boosts its international energy credentials with new Partner Henry Davey
Next generation City of London law firm McCarthy Denning has welcomed Henry Davey as a new Partner to its international Energy Practice. Henry, an established energy corporate M&A lawyer, was most recently a Consultant at Squire Patton Boggs, and prior to that, a Partner at Herbert Smith Freehil...
Editor - 10 December 2020
How can heuristics get in the way with client feedback?
Heuristics are mental shortcuts; they are shortcuts created to help us make sense of the information that we receive and patterns that we perceive. They help free up processing power in the brain. They are assumptions that we make to speed up decision making and they allow us to make judgements quic...
Claire Rason - 04 December 2020
"It is relevant to use the services of lawyers specialized in Intellectual Property in order to know risks"
The Impact Lawyers Magazine had the pleasure to conduct an email interview with Ricardo Boclin, Technical and Legal Director at Clarke Modet Brazil.  Ricardo Boclin is a renowned expert in Intellectual Property, with over 25 years of experience. He recently joined ClarkeModet Brazil as its Tec...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 30 November 2020 Brazil
Yashvardhan Rana, new collaborator of The Impact Lawyers
The Impact Lawyers announces Yashvardhan Rana as the new collaborator of the magazine.  Yashvardhan Rana is an Intellectual Property Lawyer with a particular focus on IP prosecution practice encompassing a broad range of areas including but not limited to – from registrability analysis a...
Editor - 30 November 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
"Most clients of law firms are keen to get true pieces of thought leadership and market intelligence"
Alvaro Navarro Sotillos, Editor in Chief of The Impact Lawyers Magazine, had the pleasure to conduct an email interview with Ben Paul. Ben Paul is the Director & Founder of The BD Ladder, a consultancy specialising in growing Legal and Professional Services firms. He has held senior BD and mark...
Álvaro Navarro - 24 November 2020
Crina Baltag has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the newly founded Rising Arbitrators Initiative
The Rising Arbitrators Initiative seeks to support arbitration practitioners under 45 who have received their first appointment as arbitrator or who have at least seven years of international experience. Crina Baltag has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the newly founded Rising Arbitrat...
Editor - 23 November 2020
Change Your Habits & Grow Your Business
In a recent article, I highlighted the issue of how business owners including lawyers get locked into specific patterns of behaviour that produce specific results. Unfortunately, these aren't the results the law firm owner was looking for… since those results tend to be a lack of revenue and ...
Brian Maphosa - 20 November 2020
Only 7% of US workers want to return to work in their offices 5 days a week
Nelson Worldwide has published a survey of professionals from different sectors and different cities in the United States showing that only 7% of them want to return to work in the office 5 days a week.  The questions in this survey were mainly about the impact of work and productivity on the ...
Joe Goodman - 19 November 2020 United States of America
The selling of legal services
  Previous note: the source of this article is the book Legal Marketing: from a competent law firm to a competitive one, published by Difusión Jurídica & ISDE Law & Business School.   Sales make the world go around. Sales are what drive the economy and the leading ...
Francesc Domínguez - 17 November 2020
Social Media for Lawyers
--- Social Media is a place to show leadership and connect with customers through a good strategy One of the greatest inventions of the modern time is the internet whose impact on society has been hugely phenomenal. With the internet, came social networks such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and In...
Adedunmade Onibokun - 17 November 2020
Thousands of British lawyers want to practice in Europe despite BREXIT
One problem facing thousands of lawyers in England and Wales is that they may have lost their rights to practise in European Union countries by the time the Brexit transition period ends.  A recent survey by the Irish Bar Association found that these lawyers in England and Wales will not have ...
Adelie Cordier - 13 November 2020
A vast majority of the U.S. lawyers want to return to work in the office
A large majority of U.S. attorneys prefer to return to the office, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Gensler Law Firm.  Specifically, 74% of the lawyers surveyed are willing to return to work in the office, while 26% prefer a flexible workplace arrangement. Another interes...
William Brown - 13 November 2020 United States of America
THE IMPACT LAWYERS, the magazine that has revolutionized the global legal sector lands in Spain
The Impact Lawyers, the legal magazine that has revolutionized the legal sector in the United States and the United Kingdom, announces its arrival in Spain by launching a Spanish version that will completely innovate the legal sector.  This magazine has the support of more than 47,000 subscrib...
Álvaro Navarro - 12 November 2020
Lawyers, let's talk about climate change
The scientific community has been warning us for years about the irreversibility of the sustainability of the planet due to the consequences of climate change. There is a consensus of alertness among scientists, but is there this concern among lawyers?  The International Bar Association (IBA),...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 11 November 2020
Does slavery still exist in the workplace?
It is a question that perhaps not many professionals ask: Does slavery exist in the middle of the 21th century? Ashurst has published a statement on modern slavery, specifically supporting the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (UK) and the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Australia), whose precepts seek to eradicate...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 10 November 2020
Lizanne Thomas elected Fellow of American College of Governance Counsel
Lizanne Thomas, a partner in Jones Day's M&A Practice, is one of the 22 lawyers recently elected to the sixth class of Fellows of the American College of Governance Counsel, the organization for leading corporate governance lawyers from the United States and Canada. The sixth class, which includ...
Editor - 10 November 2020 United States of America
How has legislation on sexual harassment at work evolved?
CMS has published an expert guide on sexual harassment at work and has done so by comparing different global legislations.  2020 is a unique year that has changed the way lawyers work, making it an ideal time to promote a culture that will eradicate negative behaviour among employees.  T...
Joe Goodman - 05 November 2020
Legalpioneer.org: A platform with over 4,900 pioneers in the legal sector. Why join this platform?
We could attract more talent to help build better technology than in the last decade. And we hope these pioneers start on Legalpioneer.org. TLDR: Despite a decade with thousands of companies with billions in capital, we failed to bring meaningful change to the process of law. No matter the reasons,...
Raymond Blijd - 27 October 2020
"One of the problems with legal technology adoption in the legal industry is that every law firm have different requirements in terms of functionality, systems integrations"
Alvaro Navarro Sotillos, Editor in chief of The Impact Lawyers Magazine, had the pleasure to conduct a message interview with Warwick Walsh, CEO & founder of Lawcadia, a thriving Australian legal technology company, Lawcadia has a complete intake, matter, RFP, collaboration and spend management ...
Álvaro Navarro - 26 October 2020
Baker McKenzie hires its first Chief Sustainability Office
Baker McKenzie has named Paris-based Partner Alyssa Auberger as its first Chief Sustainability Officer. Alyssa will be responsible for leading the Firm’s global Sustainability strategy which is core to the Firm’s overall priorities for the next decade. After beginning her legal career i...
Editor - 26 October 2020
Sidley hires a Former U.S. Associate Deputy Attorney General for its Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group
Sidley has announced that Sujit Raman joined the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Raman will be a member of the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group, and will contribute to the firm’s globally regarded litigation, national security, and trade practices. Mr. Raman serv...
Editor - 19 October 2020 United States of America
DLA, Ashurst, PWC and more. Know the winners of UK Social Mobility Awards 2020
The UK Social Mobility Awards has published a list of the winners for 2020, which rewards lawyers and firms that promote and facilitate social mobility within the UK market.  The awards aim to reward those firms that set social mobility on an equal footing with other diversity issues, where th...
Editor - 14 October 2020 United Kingdom
What are the main barriers faced by in-house lawyers regarding innovation?
Are you an in-house lawyer and don't know how to make your work and services more innovative? Allen & Overy has published a report in which they surveyed 92 senior lawyers from corporate legal departments about the barriers that corporate lawyers face in becoming more innovative in their offices...
Editor - 13 October 2020
[FREE WEBINAR] How to Thrive in a Time of Stress and Uncertainty: Evidence-Based Tips for Lawyer Well-Being
The Impact Lawyers is pleased to invite you to the next webinar on Tuesday 6th October at 10.30 am US Eastern Time and 3.30 pm London Time regarding How to Thrive in a Time of Stress and Uncertainty: Evidence-Based Tips for Lawyer Well-Being presented by Dr. Larry Richard.  In this groundbreak...
Editor - 06 October 2020
Know the winners of The Changing Lawyers Awards
The judging team of The Changing Lawyers Awards had announced last week the winners of this original award:  Legal Innovator of the Year: Presented to the individual who has driven the most significant change within their firm or legal department. Evan J. Shenkman, Senior Director of Knowle...
Editor - 05 October 2020
Silvana López: new General Manager at ClarkeModet Peru
ClarkeModet has appointed Silvana López as its new General Manager in Peru. López is a renowned Intellectual Property attorney and an expert in Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence technologies. She is also a graduate of MIT, one of the most influential technological communities worl...
Editor - 26 September 2020 Peru
For innovative lawyers: Know all about The Changing Lawyers Awards
The Changing Lawyer Awards will be held on October 1st and will give the opportunity to professionals related to the legal sector (individuals, law firms, and companies). The deadline for submissions is 25 September. Below are the prizes that will be awarded in this trophy: The Law firm of the Yea...
Editor - 23 September 2020
ClarkeModet Brazil announces the appointment of Ricardo Boclin as the Technical and Legal Services Director
ClarkeModet has appointed Ricardo Boclin to be the Technical and Legal Services Director in Brazil. Under his area, the company brings together both the technical and legal advisory services in Intellectual Property. The new director will join the company to lead a team of over 30 professionals that...
Editor - 16 September 2020 Brazil
What you must know about the Singapore Convention on Mediation
The Singapore Convention on Mediation has entered into force since 12 September 2020. This convention will concern the viability of a multitude of commercial contracts as well as helping to further globalise world economies.  We now set out the most relevant features of this convention:  ...
Editor - 15 September 2020 Singapore
Rasha Gerges Shields: co-chair Los Angeles Police Commission's Advisory Committee on Building Trust and Equity
Rasha Gerges Shields, partner Jones Day's Los Angeles Office, has been selected to serve as co-chair of the Los Angeles Police Commission's newly formed Advisory Committee on Building Trust and Equity. Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners announced in July a series of reforms to enhance accoun...
Editor - 14 September 2020 United States of America
How do large firms move into the recruitment market?
Law firms are trying to come out stronger despite the difficulties the pandemic has presented them with in recent months.  In this regard, it has been noted that large firms continue promoting and signing talent within the legal sector.  Thus, we will now summarise the activity of three ...
Editor - 08 September 2020
The finalists of the Women in law awards 2020
The Women in Law Awards 2020 has published the law firms and lawyers who are finalists for this year's awards.  Among the finalists are prestigious firms such as Baker McKenzie, CMS, Simmons & Simmons, Allen & Overy, Clyde & Co, among others.  The awards ceremony will take pl...
Editor - 07 September 2020
How are the lawyers at Baker McKenzie returning to the offices?
In August, we proceeded with a ‘soft’ re-opening of our office space. This has been limited to allow 20 people in to the building on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Access to the office has been limited to those whose roles cannot effectively be discharged from home, or those who feel a ...
Baker Mckenzie - 04 September 2020
Arizona opens the door for non-lawyers to invest in law firms and provide legal advice to clients
Arizona has approved the possibility of non-lawyers owning a law firm. On the other hand, it has also opened the door for non-lawyers to provide legal advice to their clients. The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday ruled to remove the rule that prevented non-lawyers from having a financial interest ...
Álvaro Navarro - 04 September 2020
Notorious lawyer returns to Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP announced the returning of Brian Benczkowski as a partner in the Government, Regulatory & Internal Investigations Practice Group, after serving two years as Senate-confirmed Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division. &...
Editor - 03 September 2020
Baker McKenzie strengthens its position by hiring major specialists
Baker McKenzie is reinforcing its Geneva team with five experts in the fields of White-Collar Crime/Compliance & Investigations, Real Estate and Tax as of 1 September 2020, thereby underlining the importance of the Geneva office for the French-speaking Swiss market. The existing team of Simon N...
Editor - 02 September 2020
Anti-burnout #2: Avoiding Covid Burnout
Feeling overloaded, out of control, or unrewarded? Or a bit out of touch with colleagues, sensing the unfairness of your situation, or being asked to do things that don't feel quite right? Welcome to Summer 2020 - worldwide lockdowns. None of us have been exempt from coronavirus and its effects. B...
Angus Lyon - 02 September 2020
Californa Lawyers Association creates a free online Q&A portal to help people affected by the pandemic
California Lawyers Association (CLA) and Legal Access Alameda announced a new partnership hosting a free online question and answer portal through the American Bar Association’s Free Legal Answers (FLA) platform. This platform will offer pro bono legal services to Northern Californians affecte...
Editor - 01 September 2020 United States of America
ECIJA El Salvador strenghts the Department of Technologies incorporating Karla Alas
Through this movement ECIJA El Salvador adds a partner to its team and strengthens a key department for the firm. As a result of this incorporation, ECIJA's office in El Salvador has a team of 5 partners and 9 lawyers, all of whom have the experience and academic skills to ensure that their clients ...
Editor - 31 August 2020 El Salvador
Relevant promotion of a woman to a leadership position in a magic circle UK law firm
Freshfields Druckhaus Deringer LLP has announced the promotion of Georgia Dawson as a Senior Partner of the firm. Dawson was currently serving the firm as a management partner and the leader of the firm's Asian department in the litigation department.  As a result of this promotion, Dawson wil...
Editor - 27 August 2020
Increased risk of data protection during the pandemic
During the confinement, many companies have had to adapt to the telework format. Many employees have worked days and weeks at home and all data was stored in the cloud.  Teleworking may have brought benefits, but it has also brought risks to both business and personal data protection. In her a...
Editor - 26 August 2020
Statute of limitation under Iranian law
Under Iranian civil law, in principle, there exists no statute of limitation for bringing a claim to the court of law or arbitration. This procedure is in consistence with the directive of Iran Guardian Council of the Constitution, dated February 16, 1983, in which it ruled that imposing a limitatio...
Oveis Rezvanian - 26 August 2020 Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Practicing Law During Coronavirus
COVID-19 has caused a worldwide health pandemic of the sort that has not been experienced in over a century. As of this July, close to 15 million people have tested positive and over 600,000 deaths have been attributed to the virus worldwide. The danger posed by the virus caused entire countries aro...
Jeff Lieser - 25 August 2020
How lawyers are adapting to the new era
The legal professional of today needs to be able to be in constant learning and transformation according to the trends and the market, just studying the law and practicing it is not enough when the millennials are enrolling for master's and learning other languages. Toni Jaeger-Fine explains to us ...
Editor - 13 August 2020
Eversheds Sutherland makes a profit and retains talent
Eversheds Sutherland has announced the recording of profits for the past financial year, despite the devastating consequences of the pandemic. In the case of this law firm, neo profit increased by 5% to £109 million in the financial year ending in 2020. Revenue increased by 8% to £592 m...
Editor - 08 August 2020
When will the lawyers from the big law firms return to their offices?
Because of the economic devastation caused by COVID-19, many companies have been forced to close offices, lay off staff and cut salaries. Many other firms have also chosen to cut partners' salaries. These include many UK law firms. Withers originally had 57 staff on leave and 21 have been brought b...
Editor - 07 August 2020 United Kingdom
LCM hires Australian insolvency expert Helene Roins
Litigation Capital Management Limited, a global provider of disputes funding, has announced the hire of Helene Roins as an Investment Manager based in the office of Sydney. Helene has extensive experience in insolvency and restructuring, commercial litigation, insurance disputes and class actions. ...
Editor - 07 August 2020 Australia
Schoenherr promotes arbitration lawyer expert Victoria Pernt to counsel
Austrian law firm Schoenherr has announced the promotion of Victoria Pernt as a counsel as of 1 August 2020. Pernt is an arbitration expert and she joined this law firm in 2015 to work as a lawyer in the dispute resolution department.  Victoria Pernt's experience spans many fields and industri...
Editor - 04 August 2020 Austria
Firms need more and more cybersecurity lawyers
The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has published its report "2020 State of Cybersecurity Report: An In-House Perspective" by which it has surveyed more than 580 companies from over 36 countries and belonging to 20 different sectors. The survey shows that the number of dedicated in-house cyb...
Editor - 04 August 2020
A Global Mental Health Survey for lawyers and law firms
At the beginning of July, the International Bar Association (IBA) announced a survey of legal professionals. Through the Global Mental Health Survey, the IBA wants to collect data on the mental health of legal professionals. Initially, this initiative is projected in two surveys. The first is aimed...
Editor - 01 August 2020
Jonathan Bloomer joined as the new Chairman of DWF
DWF has announced its new Chairman: Jonathan Bloomer. This appointment will take effect on August 1, 2020. When Sir Nigel Knowles began his tenure as DWF's CEO, he intended to promote Chris Sullivan to Deputy Chairman, so the law firm began looking for a new chairman.  Jonathan Bloomer is Cha...
Editor - 31 July 2020
Hannah Lim-Johnson: new chief legal officer and Corporate Secretary of Meritor
American firm Meritor has announced the appointed of Hannah Lim-Johnson in the company as senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. This event will be effective on August 3. "Hannah brings more than two decades of experience leading high-performing legal teams and managing...
Editor - 29 July 2020 United States of America
Heike Wagner: new chair of the CMS Council
CMS announced a few days ago the appointment of Heike Wagner as chair of the CMS Council. This appointment will take effect on 1 October 2020, replacing Robert Bosman. “During his 13-year tenure of the CMS Council, Robert has been a highly popular, diligent and inclusive Chair, supporting the...
Editor - 28 July 2020
Manuel Olivencia Award recognizes good governance in management of COVID-19 in it´s third edition
On the 21st of July 2020, the jury of the Manuel Olivencia Award (Cuatrecasas Foundation) has announced the third edition of the awards. In the focus of this year will be the assessment of the best management shown by listed companies during the COVID-19 crisis.  Factors that will be assessed ...
Editor - 25 July 2020
ArbitralWomen Mentorship Programme aims to unite and promote women and their careers in international dispute resolution
The ArbitralWomen Mentorship Programme seeks to support the members of ArbitralWomen in developing their dispute resolution skills and practices. It provides them with the opportunity of exchanging experiences, by matching members with more expertise in dispute resolution, or mentors, with other mem...
Editor - 23 July 2020
Alex Stathopoulos (Orrick, San Francisco): appointed to the Labor & Employment Executive Committee for the California Lawyers Association
Orrick senior associate Alex Stathopoulos (actually based in San Francisco) has been appointed to the Labor & Employment Executive Committee for the California Lawyers Association (CLA) during the next 3 years. Alex will contribute to CLA’s mission of “providing leadership and extra...
Editor - 22 July 2020 United States of America
Helena Samaha (President and CEO of Lex Mundi): "Equisphere is about matching Lex Mundi’s capabilities exactly to a client’s requirements"
Helena Samaha, first female president in Lex Mundi´s history, comments on The Impact Lawyer´s questions regarding the association and its new launch Equisphere. Lex Mundi is the world´s largest law firm network, providing information to its members about developments in local and g...
Christine Fuessel - 21 July 2020
Silvia Hodges Silverstein: "The involvement of procurement changes the nature of the firm/client relationship"
Silvia Hodges Silverstein, Chief Executive Officer at Buying Legal Council, an international trade organization for professionals, responds to The Impact Lawyers´ questions about Buying Legal Council. What is the main purpose of Buying Legal Council?  The Buying Legal Council is the int...
Álvaro Navarro - 17 July 2020
Doyles Guide of Leading Arbitration Barristers in Australia, 2020
Doyles Guide has announced the list of Leading Arbitration Barristers in Australia, 2020, where there are Senior Counsels and Junior Counsels from large law firms. The 2020 listing of leading Australian Arbitration Barristers details Senior Counsel and Junior Counsel identified by clients and peers...
Editor - 17 July 2020
Noel J. Francisco, Former United States Solicitor General, returns to Jones Day
Jones Day has announced that Noel J. Francisco will rejoin the firm’s Washington office after serving three years as the 48th Solicitor General of the United States. “The partners, lawyers and professional staff of Jones Day have always held Noel in the highest regard both professionall...
Editor - 16 July 2020 United States of America
Larger law firms are freezing and cutting the salaries of trainees and junior lawyers
In view of the consequences of what has happened in recent months, law firms have taken measures to mitigate losses and have temporarily reduced the salary of some of their lawyers, but have also frozen the salary of trainee lawyers.  In this case, the British firm Bird & Bird has announce...
Editor - 15 July 2020
Sean Suber: new member of the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms' Program
Winston & Strawn litigation associate Sean H. Suber has been selected as a member of the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms Pathway to Partnership Program. The cause of this announcement is because “of his extraordinary talent, top-notch skills, demonstrated leadership, and...
Editor - 15 July 2020 United States of America
Almost half of legal practitioners are concerned about the future of their profession
Nearly a half of international lawyers do not expect a bright future for their profession, a quarter of them are concern due to the impact of digitalization and the implementation of artificial intelligence and technology in the legal sector, according to the results published by The Mosaic Mood Ind...
Editor - 14 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 - 14 July 2020 Australia
How can the artificial intelligence system help lawyers?
More and more Artificial Intelligence is spreading to all fields of legal practice, AI came to stay in the legal world and Luminance is a clear representation of it. Concept of your software Luminance is the leading artificial intelligence platform for the legal profession. Founded by mathematicia...
Editor - 13 July 2020
2020 Wolters Kluwer Future Ready Lawyer Survey highlights relevance of technology for the legal sector
According to the 2020 Wolters Kluwer future ready lawyer survey, that deals with performance drivers and change in the legal sector, technology is at the center of top performance, as stated in a press release of the 5th of June, 2020.  Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in professional informa...
Christine Fuessel - 12 July 2020
IBA urges to UN Members States more protection for lawyers
The International Bar Association (IBA) has issued a statement addressed to United Nations Member States in support of the United Nations Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers (UN Basic Principles).  Through this call, the IBA wants justice for legal professionals to be protected, as well as...
Editor - 10 July 2020
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
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
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
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 - 17 June 2020 United States of America
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 - 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, t...
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
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
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 - 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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