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Clifford Chance


Inclusion & diversity

Clifford Chance's goal is to be the global law of choice for LGBT+ people and for LGBT+ causes.

We have developed an global program of initiatives designed to help deliver greater equality for LGBT+ people in our firm, build the capacity of our clients to be stronger supporters of equality, and drive real change across the world. Across the world, being an LGBT+ person all too often means you are faced with legal discrimination and persecution. Working with partners in civil society and across the world of business, we are building partnerships and taking strategic action to help dismantle such laws, whilst at the same time we work constantly to change cultural attitudes that allow such laws to exist.

From Poland to Singapore, London to Brazil, we are working in courtrooms and communities to make sure no one ever feels that they will face a life of marginalisation simply because of who they are and who they fall in love with.

Pride Art

Our Pride art exhibitions showcase the work of some of the best LGBT+ and supporter artists globally. We now host Pride art exhibitions in Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, Milan, London, New York, Perth, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and Washington DC.

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London, UK

ACCEPT is our Diversity and Inclusion conference that aims to provide an opportunity for LGBT+ students interested in a career in law to hear from senior role models and understand how your sexuality can complement your career.

In this video, past ACCEPT attendees discuss why they think it's important to be part of this ground-breaking student conference.

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Clifford Chance leads LGBT groups to victory in Poland

Warsaw, Poland

Our Warsaw team have won a legal victory in Poland on behalf of LGBT groups, successfully bringing a motion to a Polish court which ordered the conservative newspaper Gazeta Polska to halt the distribution of "LGBT-free zone" stickers.

Partner Marcin Cieminski and Advocate Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram led the pro bono team in the case, with the support from Advocate Monika Kozieł and Counsel Michał Drwal. Clifford Chance Warsaw is cooperating in this matter with Advocate Michał Wawrykiewicz.

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Pink Friday Pride

Asia Pacific

Our Beijing, Hong Kong, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney offices in pink for Goldman Sachs Pink Friday initiative to show our support for an LGBT-inclusive work environment.

Pink Friday started in 2014 when a Goldman Sachs employee in Hong Kong – who worked on the trading floor – had the idea to demonstrate visible support for the local LGBT+ community by gathering colleagues, friends and family together and inviting them to wear pink on a Friday.

The colour pink has become the symbol of the movement as it was commonly perceived as ‘the loudest and a more differentiated colour in the world of investment banks.

What does pride mean to you?

Our Arcus members and allies reflect on what pride means to them.

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Arcus is our global inclusive employee network open to all Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans*, Intersex, Queer people and their Allies​​​. Arcus aims to encourage an inclusive and integrated culture within Clifford Chance that gives colleagues the choice to be open and out.

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