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Van Bael & Bellis and Steptoe & Johnson found the Legal Diversity & Inclusion Alliance (LDIA)

  • 07/01/2019
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At the initiative of Van Bael & Bellis and Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 20 law firms in Belgium have joined efforts to found The Legal Diversity & Inclusion Alliance (LDIA). The LDIA is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace in which everyone benefits from equal treatment and opportunities, irrespective of race, ethnic or social origin, gender or sexual orientation, age, disability, language, religion, political preference or any other grounds of personal discrimination.


Van Bael & Bellis’ pioneering role in pledging its support to the LDIA is a further demonstration of our firm-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion.  As the legal industry in Belgium deepens its focus on matters related to diversity and inclusion, Van Bael & Bellis is committed to making a substantive contribution to this effort.


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    • 07/02/2020
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    Andreas Reindl speaks at the Legal Diversity and Inclusion Alliance's one year anniversary in Brussels

    On 31 January 2020, Van Bael & Bellis partner Andreas Reindl spoke as a panellist member at the Legal Diversity and Inclusion Alliance's one year anniversary in Brussels. The panel discussed a range of issues and challenges that are encountered in the legal sector, such as gender equality, mental health, generational differences, discrimination and the way in which the United Kingdom, the United States and EMEA regions approach diversity and inclusion (D&I). Andreas' contribution focused on gender equality, in particular on why men should promote gender equality in the legal profession. The other pannellists were Fiona Carlin (Baker McKenzie), Jay Wetterau (Fieldfisher), Angela Kerek (Morrison & Foerster LLP), Dorothée Vermeiren (Clifford Chance), Nele Van Kerrebroeck (Linklaters), Charlotte Yirrell (Herbert Smith Freehills) and Dee Sekar (Chambers and Partners). The panel was also moderated by Anna Duron (Ashurst).

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