As lawyers, we are strongly committed to a sense of justice and to a “true sentiment of the heart, enlightened by reason”. Although we are for-profit law firm, actively practicing in a commercial and competitive market, we are also more than that.
This sentiment, this dedication to the pursuit of justice, means that we provide start-ups with impact, and organisations and individuals who have limited access to the justice system with pro bono legal advice during our working hours.
We also support our clients to develop, launch and strengthen their own social responsibility initiatives and projects.
“Pro Bono Programme of the Year”
The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for serving and veteran, wounded, injured and sick, service-personnel.
We invest in relationships of trust with our clients through profound engagement with their business. It harnesses the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and ignite a wider understanding and a deeper respect for those who serve their country. As such, we understand that beyond sport, the Games are a platform that can enlarge mindsets and inspire society, and we are proud to play our part.
Our collaboration with the Invictus Games started shortly after the initiators (Mart de Kruif, Conny Wenting and Pim Versteeg) succeeded to bring this inspiring and international event to the Netherlands. The international, public and specialist nature of this event makes legal support a challenging responsibility, notwithstanding the additional layer of complexity contributed by the pandemic. We are committed to provide pro bono legal support to oversee the Games' contractual relations with the Netherlands, their partners and suppliers, and to act as a strategic sounding board for the organisers as they navigate the logistical and legal framework in the countdown to delivery.
Over 5 trillion pieces of plastic currently litter the world’s oceans. The purpose of The Ocean Cleanup – whose founder received the United Nations Champions of the Earth Award winner – is to rid the oceans of that plastic. We are proud to play a role in this ambitious goal of cleaning up the world’s oceans.
Our collaboration with The Ocean Cleanup dates back to early 2015, when it was still a small start-up. As their preferred legal service provider we act as trusted adviser to their General Counsel and Management Team. We have been involved with many different legal matters from drafting and intellectual property matters, to corporate restructuring and contacts with public authorities. We have also been involved with patenting the new technology and insuring risky ocean survey operations.
Impact Hub is a locally-rooted and globally-connected entrepreneurial network. From Amsterdam to Johannesburg, Singapore to San Francisco, Impact Hub is a rapidly expanding, diverse global network of over 16,000+ members in 100+ locations. All their members work towards enabling tangible positive impact in six impact areas, guided by the Sustainable Development Goals.
Together with their partners, Impact Hub aims to strengthen entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world, inspire collaboration around key issues between unlikely allies, and support impact-driven entrepreneurs on their journey from idea to impact at scale.