Alexandra Bessone Cardoso, founding partner in Portuguese member firm ABC LEGAL has been elected as the Chair of ILF – International Law Firms for the next 3 years. Alexandra is the first woman to be elected as Chair in ILF.

Alexandra Bessone Cardoso started her journey in ILF in 2013 as the representative of a Portuguese Law Firm. After three years of proved professional competence Alexandra was invited to be part of the Board as ILF Director where she showed her natural leadership skills.

Alexandra assumed her three-year role as Vice-President (2016) and this year (2019), during the Annual Conference in Mumbai, Alexandra Bessone Cardoso was appointed as Chair of ILF-International Law Firms.

During her speech, Alexandra emphasized the need of having a great supportive team in order to create, recreate and expand all the great achievements made from previous chairs.

Just as importantly, in Mumbai’s Conference, Tony Maalouli was appointed Vice-President.