About Us

Governance

Ours is a long and lasting commitment to the relentless defence of our clients, our people and the community, reflected in our transparent governance and risk management structures.

Head Partner

Chairs the General Assembly.

Senior Partner

Chairs the Board of Directors. He is responsible for VdA’s strategic development, the management of all matters related to the college of partners, and the defence and promotion of the firm’s culture, sustainability and strategic alignment around preserving the VdA model, which upholds the importance of the collective and the One Firm Firm approach, expressed through collaboration and the sharing of information across all departments. He also has institutional representation duties.

Managing Partner

Chairs the Executive Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors. She is responsible for VdA’s executive management and strategy implementation, , with a particular focus on the firm’s business, team and repromoting the effective integration of the firm’s global management with its outputssults.

Executive Commitee

 

The Executive Committee is composed of the Directors of the firm’s business services departments and is chaired by the Managing Partner. The Executive Committee is responsible for VdA’s day-to-day stewardship, budget management and implementation of the strategic goals, priorities and investment policy defined by the Board of Directors.

Risk management

We are aware that our success as a firm is based on trusting relationships, forged over four decades, by and between our lawyers, professionals, clients and stakeholders, and a flawless legal practice that stands for impeccable standards of legal and ethical conduct, in accordance with the highest professional rules of conduct.

Over the past decades, our practice has grown exponentially, both in numbers and in the number of jurisdictions in which we operate, demanding that our conduct be constantly subject to critical assessments, as to the monitoring of systems and procedures, as well as with specific accountability, depending on the nature of the risk involved.

Our General Counsel is responsible for representing VdA in all matters pertaining to regulatory, corporate, compliance and risk management, advising as to any and all professional conduct, ethical, anti-corruption and money laundering issues involving the firm, including our VdA Legal Partners’ offices.

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