Iberdrola joins 14 law firms to launch a pro bono legal project for social entities

Iberdrola has joined 14 law firms to launch a pro bono legal project for social entities “Construyendo Juntos”.

The alliance was materialized at a ceremony in the presence of Iberdrola’s Secretary General and Board and the directors of Allen & Overy, Baker McKenzie, Broseta, Clifford Chance, CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo, Cuatrecasas, Garrigues, Hogan Lovells, Linklaters, Ontier, Pérez – Llorca, Uría Menéndez, Watson Farley & Williams and White &Case.

Construyendo Juntos

Iberdrola has held in Madrid the launch event of the new project “Construyendo Juntos”, which brought together more than 100 attendees, including social organizations such as Save the Children or UNICEF Spain and the main law firms in Spain.

“Construyendo Juntos” is a multidisciplinary project whereby Iberdrola’s Legal and Tax Services professionals, in collaboration with lawyers from the 14 signatory law firms, will provide training services and legal and tax advice of the highest quality to non-profit organizations. This initiative will enable the beneficiary entities to cover their present and future training needs on legal and tax matters. To this end, Iberdrola’s professionals and collaborating law firms will contribute their knowledge and work on a voluntary basis in a task of a markedly social nature.

The project will be developed through three types of activities: face-to-face training sessions, production and publication of materials -such as guides to legislation or regulations on legal matters-, and thematic workshops of a practical nature.

First global agreement

This initiative, included in Iberdrola’s legal and tax Pro Bono Program and led by its General and Board Secretariat, is the first global agreement reached for this purpose between an in-house legal counsel and a group of leading law firms in the sector in Spain and worldwide.

Three round tables

Following the signing of the agreement, three round tables were held – “The Impact of Pro Bono Jurídico on accessibility to justice”, “Pro Bono Jurídico as a responsible and sustainable practice” and “Pro Bono by country: success stories”- with the participation of leading experts and representatives of the Pro Bono field (Fundación Pro Bono España, UNICEF Spain, Asociación Candelita, partners responsible for the Pro Bono area of the law firms Uría Menéndez, Garrigues, Pérez-Llorca, CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo, Baker McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy, Watson Farley & Willians and members of Iberdrola’s Global Pro Bono Legal and Tax Team).

Julia Gil