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Legal frontiers: Building the first pan-Baltic law firm

Aku Sorainen shares his experiences in building the first pan-Baltic law firm in the chaos that ensued following the fall of the Iron Curtain

28 October 2013

 

Key takeaway points:

  1. Learning early enough what not to do is at least equally important as learning what to do in business and management

  2. When expanding abroad, look first for the right person to do the job and do not rush before you have that person ready

  3. Any firm which operates in more than one location should carefully consider the benefits of preparing a firmwide quality management system and agreeing mutual firmwide values

  4. Although it is very difficult, the best results are usually achieved when an multi-office firm is fully integrated in all aspects

  5. A modified lockstep with careful and regular partner evaluation keeps the firm focused and driven

 

In the autumn of 1991, the Baltic countries declared themselves inde...

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