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At Fieldfisher we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued, motivated and able to be themselves. We view difference as a strength and a key part of our strategy in relation to attracting, keeping and progressing the best people.

We deliver cutting-edge advice to clients across the globe. This means it is vital that our lawyers and business services staff understand and reflect different backgrounds, perspectives, cultures, experience, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, language, disability, and other characteristics. For the firm's diversity statistics, please click here.

In 2016 we achieved EY's National Equality Standard accreditation. This is a change management tool that helps us track and continually improve our approach to Diversity and Inclusion.

Our Inclusiveness and Diversity ("I&D") Strategy is firmly rooted in Fieldfisher's overall business strategy; we very much view I&D as being core to the business and we aim to integrate it into all our systems and processes. Our I&D Strategy is divided into two major components: I&D DNA and Balanced Talent Pipeline.

I&D DNA focuses on our inclusive and innovative programme of internal, client and community activities. These are generally visible, high-profile activities in which all our people can get involved. The main strands of I&D DNA include:

  • Inclusive Recruitment. This includes our Diversity Access Scheme with the University of Law and our Career Focus Partnership with Queen Mary's University London
  • Social Mobility and STEM-focused Outreach
  • Clients & Networks
  • Mental Resilience Programme.

Balanced Talent Pipeline focuses on our internal people systems and processes, ensuring a level playing field with respect to development and progression for everyone within the firm.

Fieldfisher (Belgium) LLP is also a founding member of the Legal Diversity & Inclusion Alliance (LDIA) which launched in Brussels on 31 January 2019, a cross law firms alliance focusing on diversity and inclusion and aiming at exchanging good practices on diversity and inclusion, raising awareness of non-discrimination and diversity issues by combining efforts in organising events, workshops, training sessions, etc., working to create a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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  • Is comparative advertising unfair?

    THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE (ECJ) IS IN THE midst of considering questions referred to it by the UK courts in three separate cases that should clarify the law regarding comparative advertising. This type of advertising, particularly when it identifies a competitor or a competitor’s goods or services by referring to a registered trade mark, is of particular concern to trade mark owners as their competitors normally seek to make unfavourable comparisons with their own goods or services, or to take advantage of being associated with the market leader’s brand.
    - Field Fisher Waterhouse

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