Migalhas was founded in November 2000 as a daily electronic
newsletter, by Miguel Matos, a lawyer in São Paulo. It soon
became a success, appealing to readers in legal and business
circles who wanted smart and lively coverage of the day's news.
Since then, Migalhas has reported on every important issue with a
great sense of humor and lyricism.
Today, Migalhas circulates to 285,000 readers daily. The
newsletter is available in Portuguese, while Migalhas
International, created in August 2003, reaches a worldwide audience
of 55,000 in English. The Web sites are a complement to the
publications and feature reference articles, important opinions on
current issues, personality profiles, book reviews, practical
information on continuing education, seminars and events.
In June 2007, we launched Migalhas LatinoAmérica, in
Spanish, for the law firms and businesses that face national and
international competition and need to adapt to continually changing
environment and higher standards of service in Central and Latin
Our purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and
distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment. We
are committed to producing the finest possible news report every
day. Indeed, Migalhas has commanded a lot of attention in law firms
Clearly, sponsors have noticed. With over 325 firms in the
roster, Migalhas, Migalhas International and Migalhas
LatinoAmérica are exclusively sponsored by the finest law
firms and companies of Brazil and the rest of the world. They are
very active with their contributions to the publication and they do
not confuse sponsorship with a spectator sport.
In June 2007, Migalhas International celebrated its 500th
Migalhas also publishes the magazine Connexão, a thematic
review of the current legal issues and developments, with
contributions from lawyers of prominent international law firms and
officers of the judicial institutions.
Migalhas International publishes the highly celebrated
"Grammatigalhas" column, featuring articles on legal concepts in
civil and common law, lawyering skills, economy and finance, ...
which bridge the gap between academic and practical law for foreign
educated lawyers and business executive working in an international
environment. It also publishes "Law Firm Marketing", a weekly
column on marketing, communications and management; those subjects
are prevalent for law firms facing national and international
Migalhas has partnered with LexisNexis
Martindale-Hubbell to provide exclusive editorial and
educational content to the legal industry, with a view to reinforce
their presence in Latin America and enhance their brand awareness
in the market place.
Michael Ghilissen is a member of the American Bar Association
(ABA) - Business Law section. The Mission of the American Bar
Association is to be the representative of the legal profession,
serving the public and the profession by promoting justice,
professional excellence and respect for the law.
Michael Ghilissen is a member of the National Investor Relations
Institute (NIRI), a professional association of corporate officers
and investor relations consultants responsible for communication
among corporate management, the investing public and the financial
Migalhas (in Portuguese) is at: www.migalhas.com.br
Miguel Matos, editor
Migalhas International (in English) is at: www.migalhas.com
Michael Ghilissen, editor
Migalhas LatinoAmérica (in Spanish) is at: www.migalhas.com/latinoamerica
Roxana Cazón, editor