Friday, 10 September 2021 13:06

Deciphering Cryptocurrency

We spoke to Miguel Sánchez Monjo, a partner in the Cuatrecasas Financial Services and Investment Funds area, to learn more about cryptocurrencies and their possibilities as a type of investment. Miguel, a great connoisseur of the subject, offers us a broad view of the matter, which, nevertheless, highlights key aspects both for the effective development of the sector in our country and for potential consumers. He also reminds us of the importance of its original purpose as a payment method, which the new Visa and Paypal projects have already taken on and which, together with others, will continue to transform our daily lives.
Escarlata Gutiérrez started tweeting in 2017 with the aim of publicising the unknown work that public prosecutors do. She now has around 39,000 followers on this network and has expanded her social media site to other networks such as Instagram and Youtube, also contributing to the dissemination of legal content in Facebook groups such as El Actualizador. Iberian Lawyer wanted to talk to her.
Iberian Lawyer received the input of the marketing experts behind the brands of Portugal's most social media savvy and influential law firms. We uncover which tools are most widely used and share a ranking of the top ten firms by LinkedIn followers, whose communication is managed from Portugal. This valuable insight demonstrates where law firms can excel. But how committed are law firms to the task, and are there missed opportunities or alternative ways to reach and influence audiences?
Tuesday, 13 July 2021 07:37

Dressed for success… after a pandemic

"Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening" (Coco Chanel)

Although Coco Chanel's original quote was somewhat longer, at Iberian Lawyer we wanted to highlight this part as we believe that everything that shapes us, including our clothes, communicates not only how we present ourselves to the world but also our ideals and our way of understanding and facing the present. Based on this hypothesis, we wanted to know how the Legal sector is dealing with the change of paradigm that the pandemic has brought about; principles and values that now take on value in the face of -perhaps- more superficial concepts linked to a way of life that has been left in the past -we believe- forever. We asked experts in Communication and Law, Fashion and Communication academics, Human Resources and Marketing managers from large law firms, as well as from a Legal Boutique and an ALSP, to understand how the codes are changing in this traditionally conservative sector.
Iberian Lawyer has announced its 50 Raising Stars lawyers under 35 from Spain and Portugal in 2021
In what many anticipated would be a challenging year for law firms due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has shown the resilience of the legal market in Portugal. Interestingly the top 10 firms by revenue are now comprised of five Portuguese, three Spanish and two UK headquartered firms, demonstrating perhaps that the biggest domestic firms, together with some of the most influential foreign players, faired well during the pandemic due to scale and an international presence and client base. It is no surprise that other international firms lower down the rankings, such as Antas da Cunha Ecija and RRP Advogados (part of EY’s network), have demonstrated the biggest growth with 23% and 24%, respectively.
Thursday, 13 May 2021 12:08

SPECIAL: Paralegal force

The pandemic has changed everything, especially with regard to the working environment and also the profiles most in-demand in the legal sector in view of the new needs. At Iberian Lawyer, we have observed the proliferation of advertisements from law firms and companies looking for paralegals, and we wanted to check with legal recruitment professionals from SSQ and IurisTalent to find out if this was the case. We have also approached three veteran paralegals with different profiles, and we have the opinion of the director of human resources at EY, Lucía Jacquotot, to see what is new around this important figure, especially in some practice areas to which it provides support, although it rarely takes the medals.
Thursday, 13 May 2021 11:41

2020 revenue ranking in Spain: GOOD JOB

Nobody denied that the year would be particularly tough. But here we are a year later and the firms that did not grow in 2020 despite the pandemic shadow are exceptions. The total turnover of this Top 65 firms ranking exceeds €2.5 billion, a 1.4% growth compared to 2019 despite COVID-19, which well deserves a pat on the back. Among the most notable surprises, Pérez-Llorca´s debut in the top ten and EY´s growth among the Big Four.
Opinion by Victoria Ortega, president of the General Council of Spanish Lawyers.
Once again this year, Iberian Lawyer wishes to recognise the important work carried out by the top women lawyers in the Iberian Peninsula, both in law firms and in-house. Our list presents, in this 2021 edition, 50 women from Spain and Portugal whose work promotes the role of women in the legal sector and in our society in general. For this list, we have taken into account their recognised specialisation in their respective practice areas, their academic work and their active membership of associations and organisations that work to promote equality and diversity in the legal sector. In addition, their careers in decision-making positions within the firms or companies and the assessment made of them by other colleagues as inspiring women have also been valued. Some of them are already veterans, and others appear for the first time in this ranking, which only aims to contribute to the great daily work that all these and many other women in the legal sector carry out.
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