Linklaters is proud to once again be a Sponsor of the 2018 Stop Slavery Summit

On 28 August, Linklaters participated in the 2018 Stop Slavery Summit organised by Thomson Reuters at the HKEX Connect Hall, an event we were proud to support as a Silver Sponsor for the 4th consecutive year.

The Summit provided the opportunity for leaders from the world of business, philanthropy, civil society, government and law to discuss how technology, data and regulation can help to tackle the issue of modern slavery.  

Linklaters Partner Jelita Pandjaitan joined one of the Summit's panels, to share her views on the importance of C-suite and Board level attention to the risk of slavery in a company's operations, and the potential liability of directors and officers arising from a failure to do so. Jelita was also invited to film a commitment video for the event in which she shared her insights on why it is important to Linklaters to be involved in the anti-modern slavery movement and the significance of collaboration in effecting change.

Jelita Pandjaitan, Partner commented:

“As lawyers, our contribution to the collaboration is our expertise in the rule of law, and the fairness and certainty that brings, to the modern slavery context. The rule of law is at the heart of what we do for our clients and we see that it underpins economic activity and the development of society. We feel a responsibility, as part of our purpose and consistent with our values, to seek to assist in the preservation and advancement of the rule of law for the communities in which we operate too. We see it is vital that we continue to stand against modern slavery, whether internally in our own supply chains, or by helping our clients to protect against modern slavery risks, or by giving NGOs the legal firepower to address this issue.”

The event was well-attended, with guests from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, J.P.Morgan, Nomura, Standard Chartered Bank and UBS joining us.

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