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  • TrustLaw Legal Health Check for NGOs and Social Enterprises

    TrustLaw Legal Health Check for NGOs and Social Enterprises

    Thomson Reuters Foundation
    The TrustLaw Legal Health Check is a practical resource designed to help identify legal matters relevant to NGOs and social enterprises, and tailor our pro bono legal service to their specific needs.
  • Social Ventures: Which legal structure should I choose?

    Social Ventures: Which legal structure should I choose?

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, Morrison & Foerster, UnLtd
    The Thomson Reuters Foundation has partnered with Morrison & Foerster and UnLtd to produce an update to our guide on legal structures for social ventures in England and Wales. Encompassing the dynamic nature of the social entrepreneurship space, the guide covers recent changes including reforms to the Community Interest Company, the introduction of Social Investment Tax Relief, and the launch of B corps in the UK. It gives an overview of the range of legal structures that are available to social entrepreneurs when establishing a social venture, and the advantages and disadvantages associated with each.
  • Corporate Liability for Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

    Corporate Liability for Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

    Hogan Lovells LLP, Institute for Human Rights and Business and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    This comparative legal research report examines the laws and regulations that oblige corporates to address forced labour and human trafficking in their supply chains. It summarises the laws of eight jurisdictions: the UK, the USA, Qatar, Japan, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.
  • Brexit: Impact on Charities, Social Enterprises and Not-For-Profit Organisations

    Brexit: Impact on Charities, Social Enterprises and Not-For-Profit Organisations

    Allen & Overy and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. It is difficult to predict how or when the formal exit will actually occur and what legal and constitutional arrangements will be agreed between the UK and the EU. What is clear however is that Brexit, whatever its ultimate form, will have an impact on the legal rights and obligations of charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations, as well as on their ability to perform their operations and to sustain themselves both in the UK and internationally. This Brexit Note provides an overview of some of the legal implications of Brexit. It deals with the potential impact of Brexit on issues including: employment and workers’ rights, EU funding and finance, contractual terms, insurance, data protection, intellectual property, competition, trade, public procurement, tax, environment and human rights.
  • European Refugee Crisis: Legal Analysis of Laws Relating to Border Control and Asylum in Europe (Executive Summary)

    European Refugee Crisis: Legal Analysis of Laws Relating to Border Control and Asylum in Europe (Executive Summary)

    Latham & Watkins, International Rescue Committee & Thomson Reuters Foundation
    To support humanitarian and advocacy work in response to the European refugee crisis, TrustLaw facilitated a cross-border research partnership between the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Latham & Watkins and a consortium of local legal experts, public international law consultants and academics on legal issues related to border control and asylum.
  • Which Legal Structure is Right for my Social Enterprise? A Guide to Establishing a Social Enterprise in the United States

    Which Legal Structure is Right for my Social Enterprise? A Guide to Establishing a Social Enterprise in the United States

    Thomson Reuters Foundation and Morrison & Foerster
    The Thomson Reuters Foundation has partnered with Morrison & Foerster to produce this Guide which is intended to help social entrepreneurs navigate through the array of legal structures that are available for them in the United States.
  • Guía Legal Para Emprendimientos Sociales en Argentina: ¿Qué Figura Jurídica Elegir para Crear Empresas de Impacto Social?

    Guía Legal Para Emprendimientos Sociales en Argentina: ¿Qué Figura Jurídica Elegir para Crear Empresas de Impacto Social?

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, ENI di Tella & Estudio Beccar Varela
    To support the rise of Latin America's fast-growing social entrepreneurship sector, TrustLaw launched a new guide specifically dedicated to Argentina in partnership with the Inclusive Business Network of the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (ENI Di Tella) and Estudio Beccar Varela. The unique guide aims to help social entrepreneurs navigate the array of legal structures available when registering a social enterprise.
  • Media Regulation in Russia - A Landscape Analysis of Laws and Trends

    Media Regulation in Russia - A Landscape Analysis of Laws and Trends

    DLA Piper Rus Limited, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Fritt Ord Foundation
    A study of the shifting legal landscape that regulates online and print media in Russia prepared by Thomson Reuters Foundation, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Fritt Ord Foundation and DLA Piper Rus Limited.
  • 2016 TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono

    2016 TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono

    The third annual TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono analyses data and identifies trends in pro bono legal practices in 75 jurisdictions around the world. The 2016 analyses support last year's findings from the 2015 Index, which suggested that pro bono legal work continues to thrive in jurisdictions around the world. As results of this year’s Index indicate, lawyers have consistently proven themselves to be incredibly generous with their skills, expertise and resources. It also illustrates the adaptability of the pro bono sector in its capacity to spot new needs and act accordingly.
  • A Call to Action: Ending ‘Sextortion’ in the Digital Age

    A Call to Action: Ending ‘Sextortion’ in the Digital Age

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, Legal Momentum and Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe LLP
    Throughout the world, those in power extort vulnerable women and girls by demanding sex, rather than money. This report sheds light on the growing threat of sextortion, and highlights how easy it is to infiltrate computers to record and steal sexual imagery. The study calls for public education to help prevent sextortion and provides concrete examples of revisions to existing criminal statutes in order to combat this rapidly developing crime.
  • Addendum: Balancing Purpose and Profit. Legal mechanisms to lock in social mission for “profit with purpose” businesses across the G8

    Addendum: Balancing Purpose and Profit. Legal mechanisms to lock in social mission for “profit with purpose” businesses across the G8

    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, UnLtd and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    This report is produced in collaboration with UnLtd and Orrick. It is a review of legal and policy developments across Canada, France, Italy, UK and US that enable “profit with purpose” businesses to lock in their social mission.
  • Case Study on TrustLaw - How the Thomson Reuters Foundation Built the World’s Largest Pro Bono Legal Network to Serve the Poor

    Case Study on TrustLaw - How the Thomson Reuters Foundation Built the World’s Largest Pro Bono Legal Network to Serve the Poor

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, pfc Social Impact Advisors and the University of Oxford
    Pfc Social Impact Advisors, together with the University of Oxford's Said Business School and the Thomson Reuters Foundation have developed this comprehensive case study, exploring TrustLaw’s journey towards becoming the world’s largest broker of pro bono legal assistance to NGOs and social enterprises under the leadership of Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO Monique Villa.
  • Protecting Whistleblowers in the UK: A New Blueprint

    Protecting Whistleblowers in the UK: A New Blueprint

    Thomson Reuters Foundation and Blueprint for Free Speech
    With the support of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Blueprint for Free Speech produced an in-depth analysis of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA), the UK law designed to protect whistleblowers from retaliation in the workplace. The report outlines the key failings of the law and proposes 20 reforms to ensure that whistleblowers in the UK are protected and disclosures in the public interest are supported. Importantly, the study acts as a blueprint for countries looking to draft best practice legislation.
  • Road to Recovery - Statutory Compensation Schemes for Survivors of Human Trafficking

    Road to Recovery - Statutory Compensation Schemes for Survivors of Human Trafficking

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, DLA Piper and AIG
    The report examines the availability of statutory compensation schemes for survivors of human trafficking in 20 jurisdictions around the world. The focus of this report is on administrative statutory schemes managed by the state to provide financial compensation to victims of human trafficking. These statutory schemes may involve seeking money from the perpetrator or from a state funded scheme, and they may be specific to human trafficking crimes or general compensation schemes for all victims of crime.
  • Critics Are Not Criminals - Comparative Study of Criminal Defamation Laws in the Americas

    Critics Are Not Criminals - Comparative Study of Criminal Defamation Laws in the Americas

    Committee to Protect Journalists, Thomson Reuters Foundation and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    This report surveys the existence and enforcement of criminal defamation laws and other laws criminalizing or restricting speech across 33 countries in the Americas, including their application to growing methods of news dissemination such as the Internet and mobile communications. The report makes a notable contribution to our understanding of the chilling effect these laws can have on freedom of expression in the region, and it highlights best and worst practices that can guide advocacy efforts for legal reform.
  • The Business Brief: Shaping a catalytic Paris Agreement

    The Business Brief: Shaping a catalytic Paris Agreement

    Business for Social Responsibility and DLA Piper
    The Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and DLA Piper prepared a brief that makes specific recommendations for the Paris Agreement, to encourage the adoption of policies that stimulate the private sector and make it a partner with governments in implementing ambitious climate action.
  • A Landscape Analysis of Rights of Fishing Industry Workers and Convention 188

    A Landscape Analysis of Rights of Fishing Industry Workers and Convention 188

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, Linklaters LLP, Visayan Forum Foundation
    More than 30 million people worldwide work as fishers. Fishing is considered to be one of the most hazardous occupations in the world. How can we offer better legal protection for fishers? This report analyses the laws and regulations that impact fishers in Germany, Spain, the UK, EU-level, the US, Australia, Japan, China, Thailand, New Zealand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and South Africa.
  • Justice? What justice? Tackling acid violence and ensuring justice for survivors.

    Justice? What justice? Tackling acid violence and ensuring justice for survivors.

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, Acid Survivors Trust International, J. Sagar Associates
    The Thomson Reuters Foundation and Acid Survivors Trust International partnered to produce this publication on acid violence, one of the most brutal forms of violence with several thousand attacks across the world every year. This comparative study analyses data from Cambodia, Colombia, India and the United Kingdom in the hope that it will serve as an advocacy tool for any organisation/individual committed to supporting the cause of the victims of acid violence.
  • Crowdfunding for Social Ventures

    Crowdfunding for Social Ventures

    Mischon de Reya, Thomson Reuters Foundation, The Young Foundation
    Crowdfunding has become a hot buzzword - but is it just hype or a viable fundraising tool? What legal and regulatory issues need to be considered? This publication by Mishcon de Reya is a practical guide to social entrepreneurs interested in using crowdfunding as a viable source of fundraising.
  • Derecho a una vivienda digna en Latinoamerica

    Derecho a una vivienda digna en Latinoamerica

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, TECHO, Hewlett Packard & PAGBAM
    From Lima to Dhaka, governments in developing countries are struggling to cope with the population shift from rural to urban areas and the consequences of rapid urbanization. This report, in Spanish, focuses on the legal advancement of the right to adequate housing in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The report identifies the existence of legislation on the right to adequate housing and how governments have implemented it and how the courts have interpreted it.
  • COMPENSATION SCHEMES - A COMPARATIVE REPORT ON NATIONAL STATE COMPENSATION SCHEMES

    COMPENSATION SCHEMES - A COMPARATIVE REPORT ON NATIONAL STATE COMPENSATION SCHEMES

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, Beijing Zhongze Women’s Legal Counselling Service Centre, Hogan Lovells
    At present, China does not have a national criminal compensation system. Without such a system in place, blameless victims of violent crimes may not receive compensation when the perpetrator lacks resources to pay fines or damages, despite a court’s conviction. This report provides information on the underlying legal framework for the relevant state compensation scheme, conditions and criteria for eligibility, level of compensation, the application process, and the fund from which compensation may be paid in 12 countries/regions.
  • Defence Handbook for Journalists and Bloggers on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Information Principles in International Law

    Defence Handbook for Journalists and Bloggers on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Information Principles in International Law

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, Reporters Without Borders and Paul Hastings LLP
    The Defence Handbook for Journalists and Bloggers was produced at the request of Reporters Without Borders through TrustLaw in partnership with Paul Hastings LLP. The Handbook is for the thousands of journalists, lawyers and NGOs around the world who seek guidance on the international legal framework that protects the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of information. It covers important questions faced by international and regional bodies and courts, such as the extent to which journalists can criticize public figures; the release of state secrets; and the legality of blasphemy laws.
  • Empowering People with Disabilities - A Comparative Study of Disability Legislation

    Empowering People with Disabilities - A Comparative Study of Disability Legislation

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, Vidya Sagar, Linklaters
    This guide published for Vidya Sagar offers a comparative analysis of the laws governing disability and the implementation of the UNCRPD in eleven countries spanning five continents. This guide makes a notable contribution to our understanding of how different countries interpret and apply ‘legal capacity’ of people with disabilities, and it highlights best practices that can guide advocacy efforts for legal reform.
  • 2015 TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono

    2015 TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono

    The second annual TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono analyses data and identifies trends in pro bono legal practices in 77 jurisdictions around the world. The 2015 analyses support last year's findings from our inaugural Index, which suggested that pro bono legal work is thriving globally. Results of this year’s Index again show that law firms all over the world are devoting extraordinary resources to support individuals in need and organisations with a social, humanitarian and environmental focus.
  • Putting Justice First: Legal Strategies To Combat Human Trafficking In India

    Putting Justice First: Legal Strategies To Combat Human Trafficking In India

    Thomson Reuters Foundation and The Freedom Fund
    The Thomson Reuters Foundation and The Freedom Fund partnered to produce Putting Justice First. The comprehensive report is the first of its kind and addresses several legal challenges faced by victims of human trafficking in India.
  • Combating Sextortion: A Comparative Study of Laws to Prosecute Corruption Involving Sexual Exploitation

    Combating Sextortion: A Comparative Study of Laws to Prosecute Corruption Involving Sexual Exploitation

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, International Association of Women Judges and Marval, O’Farrell and Mairal
    Sextortion – as termed by the International Association of Women Judges - is the abuse of power to obtain a sexual benefit or advantage. This report is a landscape study of legal and institutional frameworks for combating sextortion in nine jurisdictions: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Kenya, Mexico, Taiwan, Uganda and the United Kingdom.
  • Character Evidence in Rape Trials: A Comparative Study of Rape Shield Laws and the Admissibility of Character Evidence in Rape Cases

    Character Evidence in Rape Trials: A Comparative Study of Rape Shield Laws and the Admissibility of Character Evidence in Rape Cases

    Thomson Reuters Foundation and Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust
    The report was published for Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) by TrustLaw in partnership with Norton Rose Fulbright (South Africa), Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, J. Sagar Associates, Mughal Barristers, and White & Case. The report analyses the admissibility of character evidence in rape cases, as well as the existence of rape shield laws across seven countries.
  • Balancing purpose and profit: Legal mechanisms to lock in social mission for "profit with purpose" businesses across the G8

    Balancing purpose and profit: Legal mechanisms to lock in social mission for "profit with purpose" businesses across the G8

    Orrick, UnLtd, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Produced in conjunction with UnLtd and Orrick, this publication examines the the ways in which social ventures across the G8 countries can lock in social mission as part of their structure.
  • A legal road map for Social Impact Bonds in Developing Countries

    A legal road map for Social Impact Bonds in Developing Countries

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, Instiglio and Baker & McKenzie
    A Legal Road Map for Social Impact Bonds in Developing Countries identifies and addresses legal challenges facing the implementation of SIBs in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Mauritius, Mexico and South Africa.
  • From Every Angle - Using the law to combat human trafficking in Southeast Asia

    From Every Angle - Using the law to combat human trafficking in Southeast Asia

    Thomson Reuters Foundation and Liberty Asia
    The report was published for Liberty Asia by TrustLaw in partnership with White & Case (China), Amauta Asia (Cambodia), Grűnkorn & Partner Law (Vietnam), Christopher Lee & Ong (Malaysia), Rajah & Tann (Myanmar), Morley, Chow & Seto (Hong Kong) and Clifford Chance (Thailand). The report presents common trafficking scenarios in seven countries and shows the laws broken at each step. It is a tool to help front-line NGOs and lawyers secure justice for victims of trafficking.
  • Street Harassment: Know Your Rights

    Street Harassment: Know Your Rights

    DLA Piper and Thomson Reuters Foundation for Hollaback!
    This Guide was produced for Hollaback! by TrustLaw in partnership with DLA Piper and a number of other law firms and in-house corporate legal teams. Street Harassment: Know Your Rights identifies relevant laws related to street harassment and outlines the legal recourse available to victims in 36 jurisdictions.
  • Legal Issues Surrounding the Distribution of HIV Self-Testing Kits

    Legal Issues Surrounding the Distribution of HIV Self-Testing Kits

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, Southern African AIDS Trust, Arnold & Porter LLP
    This research report was produced for the Southern African AIDS Trust and covers the legal framework and human rights implications relating to HIV self-testing. The report analyses the laws of Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, where HIV self-testing pilot projects may be carried out. Comparative research was also conducted in the United States, United Kingdom and France.
  • Good Samaritan Laws: A Comparative Study Of Laws That Protect First Responders Who Assist Accident Victims

    Good Samaritan Laws: A Comparative Study Of Laws That Protect First Responders Who Assist Accident Victims

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, Dechert LLP, Intel Corporation, Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal LLP
    This research report was produced for SaveLIFE Foundation for their use in drafting model Good Samaritan legislation for India. It provides an overview of Good Samaritan laws in England and Wales, France, the People’s Republic of China and the United States. Good Samaritan laws protect persons who choose to assist others who are injured.
  • A Landscape Analysis of Domestic Violence Laws (Chinese version)

    A Landscape Analysis of Domestic Violence Laws (Chinese version)

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, CMS and DLA Piper International LLP
    TrustLaw Connect partnered with CMS and DLA Piper International LLP to analyse the legal frameworks that govern domestic violence in 24 jurisdictions. The report identifies the existence of anti-domestic violence laws and how they work in practice.
  • Protecting the Girl Child Legal Annex: Using the Law to End Child, Early and Forced Marriage and Related Human Rights Violations

    Protecting the Girl Child Legal Annex: Using the Law to End Child, Early and Forced Marriage and Related Human Rights Violations

    Thomson Reuters Foundation and Latham & Watkins
    This report is a comparative analysis of the laws that govern child marriage in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chad, Eritrea, Guatemala, India, Mauritania, Morocco, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uganda and Yemen. This report is the result of a partnership between TrustLaw, Equality Now, Latham & Watkins and a number of domestic firms.
  • A Landscape Analysis of Domestic Violence Laws

    A Landscape Analysis of Domestic Violence Laws

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, CMS and DLA Piper International LLP
    TrustLaw Connect partnered with CMS and DLA Piper International LLP to analyse the legal frameworks that govern domestic violence in 24 jurisdictions. The report identifies the existence of anti-domestic violence laws and how they work in practice.
  • Attracting U.S. Donors: A Guide to Establishing a “Friends of” Organization in the United States

    Attracting U.S. Donors: A Guide to Establishing a “Friends of” Organization in the United States

    Thomson Reuters Foundation and McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    Thomson Reuters Foundation and McDermott Will & Emery LLP have created this Guide purely to inform and to assist its readers in learning more about incorporating a nonprofit organization in the United States.
  • Compensation for the Mental Suffering of Rape Victims and Rape and Prostitution Laws relating to Minors: A Comparative Study (Chinese version)

    Compensation for the Mental Suffering of Rape Victims and Rape and Prostitution Laws relating to Minors: A Comparative Study (Chinese version)

    Vinson & Elkins, Drew & Napier and McCarthy Tétrault for Beijing Zhongze Women's Legal Counseling and Service Center
    This is the Chinese version of the report that covers two legal issues that are currently negatively impacting rape victims in China, namely: obstacles to accessing compensation for mental suffering resulting from rape, and the disparity between punishments for rape and the prostitution of under-age girls.
  • Compensation for the Mental Suffering of Rape Victims and Rape and Prostitution Laws relating to Minors: A Comparative Study

    Compensation for the Mental Suffering of Rape Victims and Rape and Prostitution Laws relating to Minors: A Comparative Study

    Vinson & Elkins, Drew & Napier and McCarthy Tétrault for Beijing Zhongze Women's Legal Counseling and Service Center
    This report covers two legal issues that are currently negatively impacting rape victims in China, namely: obstacles to accessing compensation for mental suffering resulting from rape, and the disparity between punishments for rape and the prostitution of under-age girls.
  • Women and Land Rights: Legal Barriers Impede Women's Access to Resources

    Women and Land Rights: Legal Barriers Impede Women's Access to Resources

    Thomson Reuters Foundation and the World Bank
    The Thomson Reuters Foundation and the World Bank partnered to better understand legal frameworks that affect women’s ability to access resources, with a particular focus on the legal and cultural barriers to women’s secure land rights.
  • Patient Privacy in a Mobile World: A Framework to Address Privacy Law Issues in Mobile Health

    Patient Privacy in a Mobile World: A Framework to Address Privacy Law Issues in Mobile Health

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, Baker & McKenzie and Merck for the mHealth Alliance
    This research offers a comprehensive global review of privacy and security policies in the field of mHealth and recommendations for ensuring the security of health data that is collected and transmitted over mobile devices.
  • The Role of Lawyers in the Fight against Corruption: a Summary Report

    The Role of Lawyers in the Fight against Corruption: a Summary Report

    This report looks at the role of lawyers in tackling corruption, from reporting suspicious activities to the enforcement and punishment for the offence. Arnold and Porter LLP with 13 other law firms around the world examined 17 jurisdictions.
  • A Landscape Analysis of Domestic Workers Rights and ILO Convention 189

    A Landscape Analysis of Domestic Workers Rights and ILO Convention 189

    White & Case and Grasty Quintana Majlis & Cia
    This Report examines existing laws that protect domestic workers in selected countries and aims to identify where new laws will be required in order to provide domestic workers with the rights and protections embodied in the Convention.
  • Overview of Trafficking and Prostitution Laws in the Middle East and Africa

    Overview of Trafficking and Prostitution Laws in the Middle East and Africa

    Latham & Watkins, Royal Bank of Scotland for Equality Now
    The Thomson Reuters Foundation has partnered with Equality Now, Latham & Watkins LLP and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to produce a landscape analysis of human trafficking and prostitution laws in selected countries in Africa and the Middle East.
  • I Want to Run a Charity, Where Do I Start? A Guide to Establishing a Charity in England and Wales

    I Want to Run a Charity, Where Do I Start? A Guide to Establishing a Charity in England and Wales

    Morrison & Foerster and Thomson Reuters Foundation
    This new guide by Morrison & Foerster and Thomson Reuters Foundation provides an overview of the legal requirements of running a charity in England and Wales in order to make the process of registering a charity as simple as possible.
  • Strategies to Maximize Your Philanthropic Capital: A Summary of Indian Regulations Related to Social Investment into India

    Strategies to Maximize Your Philanthropic Capital: A Summary of Indian Regulations Related to Social Investment into India

    This research note describes the possible routes for investment in social welfare organisations in India. This guide clearly illustrates the available opportunities to structure investments in a manner that meet the objective of the investor within a narrow regulatory framework.
  • Which Legal Structure is Right for my Social Enterprise? A guide to establishing a social enterprise in England and Wales.

    Which Legal Structure is Right for my Social Enterprise? A guide to establishing a social enterprise in England and Wales.

    Morrison & Foerster for Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Recognising that many social entrepreneurs needed guidance when setting up their business, Thomson Reuters Foundation partnered with Morrison & Foerster to produce a guide to establishing a social enterprise in the UK. [This guide has been updated in 2016]
  • Strategies to Maximize your Philanthropic Capital: A Guide to Program Related Investments

    Strategies to Maximize your Philanthropic Capital: A Guide to Program Related Investments

    Linklaters for Mission Investors Exchange
    Programme Related Investments allow foundations and other philanthropic organizations to move beyond traditional grant-making and deploy a wide range of financial tools thus promoting innovation and improving the flow of funding to NGOs and social enterprises.
  • Achieving Justice for Victims of Rape and Advancing Women's Rights: A Comparative Study of Legal Reform

    Achieving Justice for Victims of Rape and Advancing Women's Rights: A Comparative Study of Legal Reform

    Morrison & Foerster, DLA Piper, Latham & Watkins and Reed Smith for MADRE
    The report reviews rape legislation and procedures in Brazil, Canada, France, South Africa, Sweden and the United States and supplies concrete examples of laws and policies that implement women's human rights.
  • Creating Jobs in Europe: Legal and Regulatory Frameworks of Microenterprises and Microcredit in Europe

    Creating Jobs in Europe: Legal and Regulatory Frameworks of Microenterprises and Microcredit in Europe

    Latham & Watkins and Orrick
    This report was researched and compiled to map the regulatory environment and existing barriers to development of microcredit, microenterprises and self-employment in all 27 Member States of the European Union.