Peruvian full-service law firm Hernández & Cía is closing out 2020 with new additions to its team, expanding its staff numbers by 15% in a year in which decrease and shrinkage have been the norm.
The law firm has incorporated a new partner, Rodrigo Flores, who joins from law firm CMS Grau, to strengthen the firm’s tax department, and has brought two female associates from the competition to join its energy and international trade practice areas.
In addition, senior associate Diego Castillo has been promoted to partner in the labor practice, while 10 associates have been elevated to the position of senior associate, in addition to the four senior associates already promoted during this year, making 2020 the year with the most promotions to senior associates in the history of the firm.
The law firm has also promoted seven interns to the position of associates.
“2020 struck 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 each and every member of the team, in both the legal and administrative divisions, having to adjust to a full-time online service in a matter of days and, most importantly, keeping the morale up and the course steady,” Juan Luis Hernández, the firm’s managing partner, stated.
“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 five to 10 years, so we see the current situation as just a hurdle that will certainly make us stronger,” he added.
Following the new hires and promotions, Hernández & Cía. Abogados closes out the year with a solid partnership of 21, a team of almost 90 lawyers.