IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.11, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

The importance of culture in a partnership, including appropriate remuneration systems to enhance partner performance and maintain firm culture

Tuesday 10 October (1430 - 1545)

Room C4.11, Convention Centre, Level 4


Law Firm Management Committee (Lead)


Law firms are facing increasing and significant challenges, including intensified competition, digitalisation, globalisation and a segmentation of the market. How do you protect your partnership in this environment instead of becoming a corporate? What is ‘culture’ and how do you maintain it when growing? What is the best remuneration system in these challenging times, and how should you handle partner performance and in a way that enhances firm culture? There is, of course, not any ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution and we will discuss how law firm leaders can, and must, tackle these and many more questions in the very near term in order to ensure a bright future for their firms.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Jan Dernestam Mannheimer Swartling, Stockholm, Sweden; Chair, Law Firm Management - Conferences Subcommittee


Edward Braham
Cecilia Mairal Marval O'Farrell Mairal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ulrike Erika Brigitte Ursula Naumann Bowmans, Johannesburg, South Africa; African Regional Forum Liaison Officer, Banking & Financial Law Committee
Cyril Shroff Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India; Member, Law Firm Management Committee Advisory Board