Updated: 5 Novemberber 2013
Awardee: TrustLaw Connect is the Thomson Reuters Foundation's global pro bono service
Demonstrating its commitment to increasing access to legal services, Pekin & Pekin teamed up with TrustLaw in 2012, to offer free legal services to those organisations in need. To date the Firm has:
Worked with the American Bar Association on a project to byild a wiki typeinformation facility on women's rights
Advised a women's organisation on its office establishment in Turkey
Advising an international Institution on investing in a Turkish microfinancier.
It is the last project that inspired Thomson Reuters Foundation to shortlist the finance team for an Innovation award.
"Our view has always been that ambitious legal projects have the potential to facilitate the evolution of an entire sector. The Innovation Award showcases projects that feature not only a new and exciting idea or enterprise, but a legal team that used creativity in addressing the issues faced.
Pekin & Pekin (Turkey) provided restructuring advice to Grameen-Jameel (UAE) for a potential investment in a Turkish microfinance institute." TrustLaw
By getting involved ,n pro bono projects, Pekin & Pekin hopes to encourage other local firms to give back to their community.
Finance Team Leader - Ahmed Pekin