SCT benefits from the important pro bono support of Clifford Chance, the leading law firm, the international press agency Reuters and the PR consultancy Waggener Edstrom. Clifford Chance has provided invaluable advice on SCT’s legal structure and both Clifford Chance and Reuters have agreed to provide continuing support both in the UK and throughout their worldwide networks. Waggener Edstrom provides pro bono public relations and promotional support. SCT hopes to develop similar relationships with other companies of similar reputation and global reach.
We have benefited too from the pro bono support of smaller companies, including Department of Design which developed SCT’s corporate identity.
|Headquartered in London, Clifford Chance is a full-service global law firm with 28 offices in 20 countries. Our clients include international corporations, financial institutions and governments. We aim to provide the highest quality professional advice, combining technical expertise with a deep understanding of the commercial environment in which our clients operate. The firm also has a long-standing record of providing pro bono advice as part of its commitment to access to justice. We believe also that the exchange of information and ideas is an inalienable hallmark of open societies underpinned by the rule of law. These ideals transcend national boundaries and that is why we support the ambition of the Speakers’ Corner Trust to create a Speakers’ Corner in every capital city around the world. For further information, please visit Clifford Chance.|
|Thomson Reuters combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organisation operating in over 90 countries. Through its charitable arm, Reuters Foundation, Thomson Reuters promotes transparency, providing information and training to journalists, humanitarian agencies and others across the world. For further information, please visit Thomson Reuters.|
|Reuters Foundation believes the Speakers’ Corner Trust initiative can make a valuable contribution to society by encouraging open sharing of information, exchange of views and forums for debate within and across sections of society, locally, nationally and internationally. For further information, please visit Reuters Foundation .|
|Waggener Edstrom Worldwide is a global, independent integrated communications agency that has developed strategic communications programs for innovative and world-changing clients for more than 25 years — working to influence markets, inspire people and improve lives.|
We are also grateful to Grayling Global and MaMaison for their past support and the following individuals who have contributed to the development of the Speakers’ Corner project:
Pavel Bem, Rudolf Blazek, Hugh Cornwall, Steve Davis, Marius Dragomir, Natasa Edworthy, Sarah Edworthy, Henry Hainault, Patrick Kirwan, Bessel Kok, Denis MacShane MP, Gill Parkinson, JR Smith, Martian Smukova and JUDr Cyril Svoboda.