Strategy and management

Latin Lawyer Elite survey 2019

Latin Lawyer Elite survey 2019

03 September 2019

For a law firm to be more than a short-lived success, it must be able to guarantee its survival with each handover between different generations of partners. The managing partners of Elite firms reveal how they prepare ahead of time to contend with the reality of partner succession.

Strategic thinking

Strategic thinking

28 August 2019

The market for legal services is a crowded one worldwide, including Latin America. Silvia Coulter, principal at law firm consultancy LawVision, outlines the need for strategic accounts to protect firms’ revenue stream.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Ronaldo Veirano

Lifetime Achievement Award: Ronaldo Veirano

22 May 2019

One of this year’s winners of Latin Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Ronaldo Veirano, built his eponymous firm into a leading legal institution in Brazil. He reflects on his journey to become one of Brazil’s sharpest and most respected legal minds.

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