In this interview, Zolo Mundur, the CEO of Codelex Legaltech, spoke with Robert F. C. Fernandez LinkedIn, a Solo Practitioner in Philippines, about his law practice and his thoughts about using Lexub.
ZM: Could you please introduce yourself and your law firm briefly?
RFCF: I am a legal practitioner based in Makati City, Philippines with satellite offices stationed in Quezon City, Metro Manila, and Dagupan City, Pangasinan. After four years working as an associate in a top-tier Philippine firm, I dared to aspire for greater feats and focus on my own legal craft centered on litigation-work, corporate structuring and business development, and consultancy in other practice areas such as labor and employment, immigration, and real estate acquisitions.
While the world battled the COVID-19 pandemic, I focused on innovating my practice, expanding my reach, and creating a strong online presence. Fate, if you will, led me to Lexub – a fitting partner should one decide to take their legal practice global and digital.
ZM: What was the reason you shared your documents on Lexub in the first place?
RFCF: Considering that most people globally are shifting to more digital platforms, I saw Lexub as a window of opportunity to make my expertise in Philippine law more accessible to fellow practitioners and prospective clients altogether.
Through Lexub, colleagues from other jurisdictions would be introduced to my work. Consultations on investment opportunities, general business prospects, and other special commercial prospects for and on behalf of their clients would be within reach. In which case, should their clients pursue such undertakings, they would be well-prepared for any and all legal exposures before they actually step-foot in the Philippines. Opportunities for collaborations are endless.
More so, Lexub would also allow prospective clients from other jurisdictions to see the quality of my service through previous work I share through this platform. In a sense, Lexub serves as a modern-day portfolio, a digital legal repository that fortifies one’s professional caliber.
ZM: What was your first impression of a legal document marketplace?
RFCF: Lexub’s concept as a legal document marketplace strikes me as an innovative gest that proves to be timely and fitting. As a great margin of the population continues to move to a more digital world, this virtual platform, in itself, would make the ordeal more manageable especially to us legal practitioners who are expected to facilitate the process.
ZM: What do you think are the advantages of Lexub? Would you recommend it to other lawyers?
RFCF: On a greater scale, through this digital legal repository, practitioners across jurisdictions are given a better overview of the legal landscape and climate before pursuing any legal battle, business prospect, and investment opportunity in any given jurisdiction.
Considering that the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the need for professionals, businesses, among other industries, to digitize in the Philippines, the legal profession is now navigating an evolving digital world.
That said, I would recommend other Philippine lawyers to take a shot at Lexub as tool to this global digital relocation.
ZM: Thank you very much for your time and in-depth answers.
RFCF: Thank you.