Friday, 09 March 2018 09:19

Raising the bar

With one of the best-paying law firms in the world, Latham & Watkins, looking to boost its team in Madrid, rival firms are bracing themselves for a fight as they look to retain their top talent – however, some observers say money alone will not make partners jump ship
Monday, 08 January 2018 10:02

Time to evolve

At a time when the promotion of women lawyers in the legal sector is becoming key to the future commercial success of law firms, the Iberian Lawyer InspiraLAw Top 50 Women List recognises those that are inspiring the next generation of female lawyers
Monday, 13 November 2017 13:59

Getting ahead

Uría Menéndez and MLGTS are perceived to be the law firms offering the best career opportunities for young lawyers in Spain and Portugal respectively, according to a new study which highlights the firms’ prestige, excellent senior lawyers and good opportunities for career progression
Monday, 04 September 2017 14:21

The art of charm

In a fiercely competitive legal market, law firms need to improve their client relationship skills in order to win more mandates – so what lessons can firms learn about winning client trust?
Thursday, 29 June 2017 15:45

Still in the shadows

Although the proportion of women partners at law firms in Iberia is on the rise, only one in six partners in Spain, for example, is a woman – given that most law graduates are women, firms clearly need to do more to ensure they stop losing so many female lawyers before they reach the partnership
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 11:42

Give peace a chance

Law firms in Spain that survived the crisis have reasons to be cheerful, but they now face new challenges that could require a change in approach to leadership
Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:27

Crying on the inside

One in five people working in law firms in Spain and Portugal know of a colleague who has been bullied or sexually harassed, new research shows – it’s time for the profession to do more to address this issue
Wednesday, 04 January 2017 10:17

Going undercover

Following their successful entry into the Spanish market, the ‘Big Four’ are now targeting Portugal – some Lisbon lawyers fear decreasing fees and a drain of talent to their new rivals, but others argue that the prospects of success for Deloitte, EY, PwC and KPMG are limited
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 11:37

Take a chance on me

Despite their economic difficulties, Spain and Portugal are seen as fertile ground for tech start-ups as office space is cheap and the salaries for IT engineers are relatively low – but does the sector represent a big opportunity for law firms?
Thursday, 01 September 2016 09:28

Opportunity knocks

Brexit could have a damaging effect on the Iberian economies and the future looks very uncertain – however, it also presents opportunities for Spanish and Portuguese law firms as well as potentially making Iberia a more attractive business base
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