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The Gobal Impact of Trustlaw Connect

The Global Impact of TrustLaw Connect 106 230 Legal Teams Mobilised 20 As of 15 October 2011, over 230 teams of lawyers across the world had responded to our members' call for assistance. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Europe-wide Legal Research Programme EUROPE Adie oc 20 law firms undertook research into legal restrictions on microcredit in each of the 27 The leading lender of microfinance in Western Europe, Adie has supported over 65 000 European Union member states. GOAL: Change European Union legislation to enable more people to benefit from microcredit IMPACT: Findings used in Adie's advocacy efforts to influence EU and member state policy businesses since 1988 II We have benefited from excellent lawyers throughout Europe and the TrustLaw support team has wonderfully coordinated the project. We have already shared the study with the European Commission and the response has been very positive. -Adie THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Photo: REUTERS/Nacho Doce Intellectual Property AFRICA Mango Tree Mango Tree uses everyday objects to create innovative Mango Tree loses out to large NGOS whose partnership contracts forced it to relinquish copyright on its products. teaching aids GOAL: Protect their intellectual property IMPACT: Thanks to TrustLaw Connect, Mango Tree is developing invaluable guidelines to fully protect its products for primary schools across Africa II As a small African company, we normally don't have the opportunity to use an American Intellectual Property rights specialist. Their support has enabled us to strengthen our high level discussions and terms with our partners, making Mango Tree more sustainable in the long term. -Mango Tree THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Photo: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly Advice on Government Agreements ASIA World Toilet The WTO campaigns for Organization sustainable Seanitation WTO supports social entrepreneurs to produce quality, affordable and innovative sanitation products. GOAL: Formalise agreement with Chinese Government Tourist Board for World Toilet for the poor Summit IMPACT: A strengthened partnership in China and foundations for future global flagship summits " Thanks to Skadden law firm for their help with our World Toilet Summit in China! We are so happy to be able to hold the event there in 2012 and are delighted that our key contracts are now as strong as our determination to improve sanitation for the world's poor. -WTO THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Photo: REUTERS/Jason Lee Advice on Contracts AMERICAS Acción Verde Acción Verde provides innovative services to offset local companies' carbon footprint through reforestation. Acción Verde worked with local NGOS to plant 45,000 trées GOAL: Assistance with contract for partnership with Honda Motor Company IMPACT: Watertight contract with major multi- national and great capacity to ensure successful future negotiations with key partners II Gomez Pinzon Zuleta's advice proved invaluable to successfully negotiate with a client like Honda with strong legal support. This advice has been of enormous help and will continue to be useful when negotiating with both large and small clients. Many thanks again to you all! throughout Colombia -Acción Verde THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Photo: REUTERS 29 40 28

The Gobal Impact of Trustlaw Connect

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As of October 15, 2011, TrustLaw Connect has 230 teams of lawyers found all across the world. These teams work tirelessly with NGOs and social entrepreneurs, strengthening their programs and teaching ...

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