Strategy and management

Latin Lawyer Elite: 2018 leadership report

Latin Lawyer Elite: 2018 leadership report

18 December 2018

Critical issues as discussed by Latin America's top law firm leaders

Nostalgia is not a strategy

Nostalgia is not a strategy

18 December 2018

If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change. So wrote Sicilian author Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa in his most famous work, The Leopard. With the legal industry in a state of flux, today’s law firm leaders would do well to consider the tale of fictional Sicilian nobleman Don Fabrizio Corbera and his struggle to survive in the face of intense social change, says lawyer and law firm consultant Bruce MacEwen.

How am I doing?

How am I doing?

18 December 2018

By seeking client feedback, law firms can significantly improve their performance, but only if they act on their findings, says Bruce MacEwen, who chaired a panel on client satisfaction.

Fit for purpose?

Fit for purpose?

18 December 2018

The partnership is the pinnacle of the traditional law firm pyramid, but as lateral hires become more frequent, and millennials show a lack of interest in the partner role, Fernando Peláez-Pier led a discussion that asked whether it’s time for a rethink.

A new route to the top

A new route to the top

18 December 2018

Law firm strategy is more likely to succeed if it is backed by a culture empowering employees to carry it out. Jaime Fernández Madero led a discussion about whether new cultures emphasising collaboration and learning are a reality or just wishful thinking.

The retirement dilemma

The retirement dilemma

18 December 2018

Tony Williams of Jomati Consultants considers how firms and their partners can avoid a messy fallout when it comes to partner retirement.

Rightful inclusion

Rightful inclusion

21 December 2017

Carlos José Santos da Silva, president of Brazilian law firm association CESA and partner at Machado Meyer Advogados, tells Luís Bulcão Pinheiro about a joint project between some of Brazil’s leading firms and São Paulo’s University Presbiteriana Mackenzie to address the lack of racial diversity in corporate law firms

United we stand, divided we fall

United we stand, divided we fall

22 November 2017

The Big Four, the commoditisation of legal services and encroaching global firms are threats keeping managing partners from Mexico City to Rio de Janeiro up at night. At a roundtable in San José, partners told Tom Muskett-Ford why firms in Central America, the most integrated market in Latin America, can face off some of those threats with a new wave of consolidation, which could see them expand beyond Central America’s borders to stay ahead of the competition.

Ferrere backs second UN gender equality initiative in a year

Ferrere backs second UN gender equality initiative in a year

15 November 2017

Just months after joining the HeForShe campaign, Ferrere (Uruguay) has signed up to another United Nations initiative: the Women Empowerment Principles (WEP).

To each their own

To each their own

26 September 2017

It has become a must for major Spanish firms to make a play for Latin America, yet not all agree on the best approach. Vincent Manancourt profiles the strategies of the country's main players