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Herbert Smith Freehills joins the Legal Diversity and Inclusion Alliance as a founding member in Brussels

14 February 2019 | Brussels
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Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to announce it has become one of the founding members of the Legal Diversity and Inclusion Alliance (LDIA), underscoring the firm's ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Launched to create a forum for law firms across Belgium to share best practice the LDIA's purpose is to drive change through shared commitment.

More than 200 attendees attended a launch event, including keynote speaker Bianca Debaets - Brussels state secretary for equal opportunities. She was joined by Peter Callens and Pierre Sculier, both serving presidents of the Brussel's Bars.

Kyriakos Fountoukakos, partner in Herbert Smith Freehills' Brussels Office, said: "The creation of the LDIA represents the first time Belgium has seen a cohesive approach to diversity within the legal profession and I am proud that Herbert Smith Freehills is a founder member.  Together with our partners, we look forward to promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives in the Brussels legal community".

Herbert Smith Freehills is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture which enables all of its people to bring their authentic selves to work as part of its 'Leading for Inclusion' strategy.  As members of the 30% club in the UK, our recent research partnership with Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge into workplace culture and the ongoing success of our global IRIS (LGBT+) network, our membership of LDIA further highlights our commitment to diversity and inclusion and driving change.

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