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Elpidio José Silva, Managing Partner

Managing partner Elpidio José Silva explains how the firm is adapting to clients’ changing needs

What do you see as the main points that differentiate Elpidio Silva Abogados from your competitors?

Elpidio Silva Abogados is an important Spanish referee in the fight against corruption and white-collar crimes. It is a firm specialised in corporate crime law. Our clients know that transparency and best practice are the basis of our firm. Defence of our client's interest is the highest firm goal.

Our firm takes into account many aspects when a legal advice is required:  psychological, social and economic are taken into account in the reach of his goals.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

We expect our public administrations and companies practices to grow. Some public administrations in Spain are taking very seriously the fight against corruption. Elpidio Silva Abogados has the right proposals to prevent problems related to this field or solve them, once they’ve been raised.

On the other side, companies are also implementing protocols of compliance. We have a very efficient methodology and legal knowledge to advise and give them more security in this field.

What's the main change you've made in the firm that will benefit clients?

We are working on strict protocols to get the highest qualification regarding our clients’ satisfaction. We have already set up an efficient team of lawyers and other professionals to meet our client expectation. Our answers to our clients concerns are meant to be efficient and fast.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

Elpidio Silva Abogados is able to give faster answers through our website and using the internet. We are permanently in touch with our clients to solve any doubt that can rise. Technology allows us to work in a more efficient way being able to give fast answers. It also allow us to analyse a broader number of solutions (implying more knowledge and networking) giving a higher quality service.

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

We match our client’s needs and create a very strong network that allows us to give the best solution to business.

We also help to foster business once our client knows they can invest, set the business up or get rid of their legal problems.

Last year, thanks to our legal advice and network, a couple of clients considerably increased their income companies.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms - where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

In three years’ time, the international strategy will be set up and companies that want to invest in Spain will value the extra security and transparency of Elpidio Silva Abogados. On the other side, most of public administrations will be fully implementing fight against corruption and Elpidio Silva Abogados will be a referee in this field.

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