Honoring 10 Years of Service and Welcoming New Board Members

The Annual Conference and awards ceremony in New York provided an ideal forum to recognize the Foundation’s outgoing Managing Director, Chloe Holderness, for her outstanding contributions to the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation over the past 10 years. Together with our Founder, Dave Roll, Chloe has been responsible for the Foundation’s growth and success from its earliest days. She recently stepped back from the Managing Director role but will continue to support the Foundation as a Senior Advisor and member of the Board of Directors.

We want to extend our deepest appreciation to Chloe for her leadership in building the Foundation into the world’s premier pro bono legal provider for social entrepreneurs and for her ongoing commitment and service to the Foundation. In addition to Chloe, the Foundation is honored to welcome five new members to our board of directors: Robert Granatstein (Blake, Cassels & Graydon, Canada, Alberta) David Greenwald (Jenner & Block LLP, USA, Illinois), Benjamin Haglund (Day Pitney LLP, USA, New Jersey), Fatima Laher (Bowmans, South Africa), and Michelle Lieberman (S. Horrowitz & Co., Israel). These new members join Daniel Del Rio (Basham, Ringe y Correa, Mexico), Amjad Khan (Afridi & Angell, United Arab Emirates), Pallavi Shroff (Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., India), Tiziana Sucharitkul (Tilleke & Gibbins, Thailand) Carlos Umana (Brigard Urrutia, Colombia), and Michiel Wesseling (Houthoff, The Netherlands) in providing strategic leadership and guidance to the Foundation’s officers.

We would also like to extend our sincere appreciation to outgoing board members Barbara Dawson (Snell & Wilmer, USA, Arizona), Alex Hertman (S. Horrowitz & Co., Israel) and Michael Ray (Womble Bond Dickinson, USA, North Carolina) for their dedicated leadership over many years.

News On Purpose

In This Issue

  • Another Banner Year, 2023 in Review
  • Activating Humanitarian Resources Near Rafah
  • Bringing Safe Water to Schools
  • New Canadian Bar Association President Leading By Example

Legal Resources to Support those Responding to Humanitarian Needs Near Rafah

In light of the ongoing humanitarian crisis near Rafah, our Lex Mundi member for Egypt, Shalakany, has generously provided high-level guidance for NGOs seeking to activate resources in the area.

Find answers to the following questions:

  1. What is the regulatory framework for incorporating a foreign NGO in Egypt?
  2. What are the challenges associated with the incorporation of a foreign NGO in Egypt?
  3. What are the available alternative forms of registration?

News on Purpose

In this Issue

  • Landmark UN Resolution on the Social Economy Passes with the Help of the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation and its Collaborators
  • Congratulations to Alfredo Silva, an Incredible Lex Mundi Member Lawyer and Champion
  • Afghan Musicians Find a New Home Thanks to Lex Mundi Member Law Firms

News On Purpose

In this Issue

  • 2023 Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Awardees
  • Ensuring No Woman Delivers in the Dark
  • Lex Mundi Recognized at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting
  • Unleashing the Full Potential of Scientists Worldwide

Awards Honor 5 Lex Mundi Member Law Firms for Providing Critical Pro Bono Legal Services and Support to Social Impact Organizations

The 14th Annual Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Awards were announced during the 2023 Lex Mundi Connect + Collaborate Annual Conference in San Francisco on Thursday, May 4, 20023. These awards honor Lex Mundi member law firms that provide critical pro bono legal services – helping to strengthen the global rule of law, support the global social entrepreneurship movement, and improve lives, the environment, and communities around the world.

Guidance on Authorized Transactions Related to Earthquake Relief Efforts in Syria

This guidance responds to specific questions OFAC received related to earthquake relief efforts in Syria and explains how to provide legitimate humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people in compliance with U.S. sanctions.