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Dentons signs Diversity Charters across Europe

Global law firm Dentons announced today that it has signed the Diversity Charters in seven countries across Europe: Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Poland and the Czech Republic.  Additionally, Dentons’ Luxembourg office has committed to signing the Diversity Charter at its annual signing ceremony in March 2017. Together with the latter joining, these will represent all European countries where Dentons has offices and at the same time, where Diversity Charters exist.

Diversity Charters are voluntary initiatives that provide companies with support and best practices in promoting diversity. As a signatory, Dentons commits to taking action to promote diversity and inclusion and ban discrimination in the workplace.

“As the world’s first polycentric law firm, diversity is in our DNA,” said Tomasz Dąbrowski, Chief Executive Officer of Dentons Europe. “By bringing together diverse skills, personalities and strengths, we can better understand the needs of our clients and develop more creative and innovative solutions. We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our people feel empowered to contribute their best.”

“Dentons is one of the first law firms in Poland among signatories of Diversity Charter. I hope that other law firms will follow our lead, and that as business society in Poland we will openly respect individuals’ rights to their life choices” said Arkadiusz Krasnodębski, Poland Managing Partner.

Dentons’ global statement on diversity and inclusion is available at www.dentons.com/en/whats-different-about-dentons/as-diverse-as-you-are.aspx.

Diversity Charters
In June 2016, Dentons became a signatory of the following Diversity Charters:
•    Germany: Charta der Vielfalt, www.charta-der-vielfalt.de
•    France: Charte de la Diversité en Entreprise, www.charte-diversite.com
•    Spain: Fundacion Diversidad, www.fundaciondiversidad.org
•    Italy: Carta per le pari Oppotunitá, www.cartapariopportunita.it
•    Belgium: The Brussels Capital Diversity Charter, www.diversiteit.irisnet.be
•    Poland: Forum Odpowiedzialnego Biznesu, www.odpowiedzialnybiznes.pl/karta-roznorodnosci
•    Czech Republic: Diverzita+, www.diverzita.cz

(In 2017, Dentons’ Luxembourg office will become a signatory of Charte de la Diversité Lëtzebuerg, www.chartediversite.lu).

About Dentons
Dentons is the world’s first polycentric global law firm. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the Firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways. Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Now the world’s largest law firm, Dentons’ global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries. www.dentons.com