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We have over 2,500 lawyers worldwide who work wherever our clients need us. We can put together tailored, multi-skilled, international teams at very short notice. Our relationships with leading local firms enables us to deliver a truly seamless service. This means you get an unbeatable combination of international experience and understanding, tailored advice, and reliable local knowledge and contacts – whenever and wherever you need it. Find out more about our global network by choosing a country or region

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  • Pro bono

    Our approach to pro bono

    Our programme focuses on two themes: the rule of law and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 

    Our work to further the rule of law reflects our skills and responsibilities as lawyers. We promote human rights and provide access to justice for those who otherwise would not have it.

    The UN established the MDGs in 2000 to help developing countries tackle issues such as poverty, child mortality, disease and the environment. These are issues that affect us all as global citizens.

    Our pro bono clients range from destitute individual asylum seekers to some of the world’s largest international NGOs. 

    In Hamburg, we advised Viva con Agua (VcA), a charitable organisation campaigning for clean drinking water worldwide. Together with a mineral water company, VcA sells branded bottled water, donating a percentage of the price to clean water projects around the world. Several practice groups assisted with the structure of this project including advising on contractual agreements, tax and trademark issues. 

    ‘We’re proud to be legal advisers to VcA. Access to drinking water is increasingly important all around the world and VcA’s creative ideas to fundraise in this field are inspiring,’ said Ulrich Blaas, Tax Partner, Hamburg.

    Frankfurt Partner Dietmar Knopp has been selected to receive PILnet’s 2011 European Award for Extraordinary Contribution to the Development of Pro Bono Culture. The award recognises the instrumental role Dietmar has played in mobilising legal professionals to establish and expand pro bono practice in Germany. 

    In Germany, we’re a founding member of Pro Bono Deutschland (PBD), an organisation that encourages law firms to take on more pro bono work. PBD also works to improve the framework conditions for providing pro bono legal advice. 

    ‘Pro bono legal advice has not previously attracted much attention in Germany. Through our membership of PBD, we hope to motivate even more colleagues to assist non-profit organisations and to raise the profile of pro bono advice in Germany,’ said Christian Bunsen, CR Partner, Frankfurt, and the first elected spokesperson of the PBD management board.

    In Cologne and Frankfurt, we are regularly advising Micro Insurance Academy (MIA). We helped to establish a German charitable organisation and to set up office in Bonn. We are also advising on agreements such as a cooperation with the Cambodian Social Health Association protection schemes, with a particular focus on micro-health insurance in Cambodia.