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Thursday, 11 April 2019 17:27

Living a Nightmare

Portugal’s largest law firm, PLMJ, recently suffered the horror of a cyberattack that resulted in highly confidential information being published – with such attacks on the increase, what should law firms do to minimise the risk of becoming victims?

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 13:37

Gaining strength

iStock 182177242As the InspiraLAw 2019 Top 50 Women list is confirmed, research reveals a widespread belief that prospects for women lawyers in Spain and Portugal are better than they were a year ago
Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:26

Changing places

IBL80 p18 photoThe Iberian legal sector is booming with some of the biggest firms upgrading their offices in the last two years as they realise modern workspaces can help them better attract the ‘millennial’ generation
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 14:27

New thinking required

bombilla pictureMany clients’ approach to selecting law firm panels could be fundamentally flawed and result in them receiving a poorer service from firms that are difficult to replace
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 13:45

More liquidity

A significant number of in-house legal departments in Iberia are paying more for legal services than they were a year ago, but if law firms want to earn even higher fees, they must improve their understanding of their clients’ business  
Thursday, 03 May 2018 13:08

The secret terror

Eight out of ten lawyers in Spain and Portugal want the profession to do more to address the issue of mental health with large workloads seen as a factor in cases of depression and suicide
Friday, 09 March 2018 10:19

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 11:02

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 14:59

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 16:21

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?
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