Huawei Portugal’s Andreia Collard says the ‘attitude’ of the external lawyer who is the main point of contact is important as it is key to fostering a good relationship
Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:59

“The ideal law firm is a global one”

Urbaser’s Santiago Sainz de Baranda y Casado says his company’s preference is for law firms with an office in Spain as well as in the foreign jurisdictions in which it operates
Law firms that bill excessively high amounts cause considerable frustration for Ascendi’s Paulo Marinho, who wants external lawyers to have a detailed understanding of his company’s business
When needing advice in foreign jurisdictions, Hispasat seeks local firms linked to the company’s preferred firms in Spain, says general counsel Javier Folguera
BNI Europa’s Mariana Abreu says that, when working with external legal advisers, it is vital that fees are closely monitored and an hourly rate is agreed at the outset
Grupo Pullmantur´s Javier Somoza says clients do not have to go to top tier law firms to find high quality lawyers, with highly recommended legal advisers available at ‘affordable’ firms
External advisers must form strong bonds with their clients, who want to feel they can discuss everything with their lawyer, says Luz Saúde’s João Ferreira Rebelo
Stadler Rail Valencia’s Rafael Montesinos Llovet says clients should carefully consider how much they involve external lawyers to avoid legal fees ´skyrocketing’
Renault’s head of legal in Portugal João Monge de Gouveia says his company is reluctant to instruct lawyers who are often unavailable due to being busy with other cases
In-house lawyers that used to work at law firms know when external lawyers are billing for time unnecessarily, says Siemens Gamesa’s Javier Cabezudo
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