"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
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 - 26 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
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 - 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
“You don´t look like a lawyer”: Interview with Tsedale M. Melaku
Christine Fuessel, editor of 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...
Christine Fuessel - 19 November 2020
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
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 Instagram just to mention a few. All these collectively are referred to as social mediai.   ...
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
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 - 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
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 - 13 October 2020
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
ABA study on diversity in the legal profession in America reveals discrimination against Disabled and LGBTQ+ lawyers
According to a study released on July 14th 2020 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 ...
Christine Fuessel - 11 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
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 Firm we have ...
Editor - 20 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
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
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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