“Over the last nine years, Sidley has provided pro bono legal services to the Global Shea Alliance on a wide variety of topics. The lawyers have always demonstrated a true and genuine interest in the success of the GSA projects.”
Aaron Adu, Managing Director of Global Shea Alliance (GSA); GSA clients pictured here
Project Overview

In 2021, our global offices contributed substantially to pro bono work in a variety of impactful ways. Our London office collaborated with other law firms to provide pro bono support to refugees amid the unfolding crisis in Afghanistan; launched an exciting new partnership with a nonprofit that helps women in prison reconnect with their children; and helped obtain welfare benefits for many clients in need. Our Brussels, Geneva, and Munich offices continued to make important strides on behalf of clients who we represent through the firm’s Emerging Enterprises Program and Trade for Development Initiative. Such work helps our clients contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Our Asia Pacific offices continue to seek new opportunities to provide pro bono support to our communities.


Our pro bono efforts in Europe have global reach and local impact. We help individuals and families who face significant barriers in obtaining access to justice. Our lawyers work with a range of organizations, from startup social enterprises to some of the largest charities in the world, focusing on enhancing community impact and strengthening the fundamental rule of law.

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United Kingdom

Our pro bono program in London is wide-reaching and impactful. In 2021, we undertook several access to justice projects which focus on serving people with disabilities, asylum seekers and refugees, and children.

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Asia Pacific

Sidley is deeply committed to aiding local Hong Kong charitable organizations and businesses in achieving their goals. In 2014, a Sidley pro bono team in Hong Kong established a Hong Kong-registered charity, Help for Children (HFC) Asia Limited. HFC Asia currently funds two local charities in Hong Kong, which focus on the prevention and treatment of child abuse.

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