The Law Society of Hong Kong honored Sidley with the “Bronze Law Firm Award” at the 2018 Pro Bono and Community Service Awards. The award recognizes Sidley’s Hong Kong lawyers devoting more than 800 hours to pro bono projects between July 2017 and June 2018. Sidley was lauded for its work for clients operating in emerging countries — as part of Sidley’s groundbreaking “Emerging Enterprise Pro Bono Program” — in which partner Joy Lam has been actively participating. The firm was further commended for its commitment to providing pro bono legal services to Hedge Funds Care Asia — an initiative led by partner Effie Vasilopoulos and associates Scott Day and Deanna Liu — with the objective of supporting two local charities in Hong Kong focused on the prevention and treatment of child abuse.
The Law Society of Hong Kong’s annual Pro Bono and Community Service Awards recognize law firms and legal practitioners in Hong Kong that make exceptional contributions to the community and demonstrate outstanding commitment to pro bono work.