Linklaters' Continuous Effort in Being a Responsible Business

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Linklaters Hong Kong has signed the Fair Hiring Pledge. The pledge is a public commitment that the Firm supports fair hiring practices of foreign domestic workers and we expect our staff to hire foreign domestic workers fairly. We have joined several of our key clients and competitors who are already signatories to the pledge (including Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Macquarie, CBA, KPMG, Thomson Reuters and Clifford Chance). Members of the Hong Kong office turned out to witness the signing of the pledge by Alex Bidlake, Hong Kong CR Partner. As part of the pledge, over the next few months Fair Employment Foundation will provide training on what fair hiring means, which will be open to all in the Hong Kong office, their partners and clients.

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Linklaters has also continued its sponsorship of the Anti-Slavery Summit, organised by Thomson Reuters and this year held in Hong Kong, with Jelita Pandjaitan, Asia CR Partner, featuring in a panel discussion on “Increasing Slavery Regulations – creating a global standard from the UK Modern Slavery Act to Australia”. The Anti-Slavery Summit focuses on how technology, data and regulation can help tackle the problem of modern slavery – where more than 46 million people live as modern-day slaves across the world, global annual profits from slavery exceed US$150 billion, and over 50% of the world’s most exploited people are in Asia.

Linklaters is proud to once again be taking a stand and demonstrating our long-term commitment to ending human trafficking and modern slavery.