Partner Interview – Laura Opilio

Annual Review 2017-2018

June 2018

What will be the most important market trend affecting your clients’ sector over the next 12 months?

Cyber-insurance has become popular among businesses. Risk managers and organisations are increasingly turning to stand-alone cyber-policies to shield themselves from all issues associated with cyber-attacks and data breaches. Acts of electronic malfeasance, together with the considerable financial impact of these attacks, are driving businesses of all types and sizes to seriously look at purchasing cybersecurity insurance.

What does quality mean to you?

As lawyers, we should provide both value and quality in our work. I seek to understand a client’s way of operating and to ensure that the delivery of my services conforms with their expectations and requirements from a legal, ethical
and commercial perspective.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

The quote “If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter” is the best piece of advice my ‘dominus’ passed on when I was a trainee lawyer. He praised the effectiveness of short, concise and focused legal documents, and stressed
the fact that, despite the Italian tendency of being verbose, this is not an indication of the quality or value of a legal text.

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