Pestana Palace Hotel, Lisbon
Thursday 24th September
As part of the 40 under Forty Awards Evening Iberian Lawyer held the first ever Iberian Legal Summit - a debate for specially invited guests prior to the awards. The summit was a roundtable style discussion on the current challenges facing in-house legal departments. The Summit was made possible by the kind support of law firm solutions providers Tikit and Workshare.
The previous Awards in 2007 were attended by managing and senior partners of almost all the major law firms in Spain and Portugal, together with special guests from the US, UK and elsewhere here across Europe.
See a list of the winners and photos
As the Jury of the Iberian Lawyer 40 under Forty Awards we are pleased to announce the 2007 Awards winners, presented below, and which were recognised formally at a ceremony in Madrid on 26 September.
The Awards recognise the achievement of the new generation helping to shape the future of the Iberian legal profession. They are open to lawyers from any jurisdiction working on Iberian related matters either within Spain or Portugal or anywhere around the world – still under the age of 40 before the end of 2007 – working within business, law firms, education or public service.
We are very grateful to all of the lawyers who participated – there were over 250 in total – including the clients and colleagues who nominated candidates and the managing partners and law firm business professionals who assisted their submissions.
Quality has been the sole criteria for judging candidates, however, the aim has been to recognise more than just legal excellence. Many of the winners are already playing a significant leadership role in their organisation and making a useful contribution to the wider society in which we live.
As you will see from the lawyers' profiles, all 40 winners have already achieved exceptional results and we look forward to hearing about their continued success in the future.