Hernández & Cía. Abogados increases its legal team by 15%
The full-service booming law firm closes 2020 with yet another strong hit: a 15% increase in its legal team in a year were decrease and shrinkage has been the rule.
Hernández & Cía. Abogados ends the year incorporating a new partner, Rodrigo Flores from CMS Grau, to strengthen the tax department, bringing [two] female associates from the competition to join both the [Energy] and the International Trade practice areas, one new young talent to the Corporate practice and closes-up with the final stride by promoting 7 interns to associates. Adding up to the incorporation in the midst of the pandemic of a 3-lawyer team led by partner Jorge Reátegui to reinforce its Real Estate practice area, the firm raps the year up with the same energy, enthusiasm, and business sense it has kept both competitors and clients talking about them.
In addition to these new incorporations, Hernández & Cía. Abogados has promoted one senior associate to partner, Diego Castillo in the Labour practice area, and 10 associates to senior associates (which adds to the already 4 senior associates promoted during the year) doing the unthinkable on a recession year. Hernández & Cía. Abogados outdoes itself and makes this 2020 the year with the most promotions to senior associates in the history of the firm.
Juan Luis Hernández, Managing Partner, states that “2020 stroke the world very hard and it has been quite a challenge for us to keep business rolling in times of extreme uncertainty while setting the goal of keeping each and every member of the team, both legal and the administrative, having to adjust to a full-time online service in a matter of days and most importantly, keeping the moral up and the course steady. Our talent is by far our biggest asset, so promoting our people and bringing key members to bring muscle will always be one of our biggest business strategies. We focus on the next 5, 10 years so we see the current situation as just a hurdle that will certainly makes as stronger”
Hernández & Cía. Abogados closes the year with a solid partnership of 21 a team of almost 90 lawyers and, amid the pandemic and against all odds, ends up with boasting numbers in blue.