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Freshfields recognised on the Stonewall Top Global Employers List 2019

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (‘Freshfields’) has been included in Stonewall’s Top Global Employers List 2019, a definitive list that showcases the best multinational employers for lesbian, gay, bi and trans professionals.  Freshfields’ Asia managing partner, Georgia Dawson, has also been named Global Senior Champion by Stonewall for her ongoing commitment to championing LGBT rights.
The Top Global Employers List 2019 highlights 14 leading multinational employers, compiled from Stonewall’s Global Workplace Equality Index. The Global Index is a benchmarking tool designed by Stonewall to enable employers to create inclusive workplaces across the markets in which they operate. In compiling the list, Stonewall takes into consideration employee policy, training, staff engagement, leadership, monitoring, procurement, community engagement and local and in-country activity around LGBT issues.
Senior partner Edward Braham said, “I am delighted that we have been recognised as a Top Global Employer by Stonewall and am grateful to all at the firm who work to ensure our culture is inclusive and welcoming to all our LGBT colleagues. It is crucial that our profession works hard to support LGBT equality within the workplace and wider community.”
Asia managing partner Georgia Dawson added, “It is a real honour to receive the Global Senior Champion Award from a respected organisation like Stonewall. The award actually reflects the work of a large number of colleagues who believe, as I do, that what we are doing as an organisation is vital because it engages a fundamental human right – equality. We want all our colleagues and those in our communities to enjoy the same rights and to be able to bring their whole selves to work.  I look forward to continuing to promote LGBT equality in order to turn our vision of truly inclusive workplaces and communities into a reality.”
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About Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a global law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world's leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on ground-breaking and business-critical mandates. Our 2,800 plus lawyers deliver results worldwide through our own offices and alongside leading local firms.  Our commitment, local and multi-national expertise and business know-how means our clients rely on us when it matters most.