We aim to meet our clients' needs, contribute to their success and create an inspiring and challenging working environment for our employees. We embrace independence and integrity towards our clients, employees, stakeholders and society at large.
Taking responsibility for the effects of our activities from a social, ecological and economic perspective is a fundamental part of how we think and act. We are firmly rooted in society and actively contribute to the way it functions, based on our specific competences and our diversity, in a way that is true to our character. That same mission was of equal importance to one of our founders, Tobias Asser, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1911.
Today, we are involved in and support a wide range of activities, such as the Lawyers for Lawyers Foundation where we sit on the board, and are the exclusive legal advisers to the SI² fund, which invests in innovative, socially responsible companies. We also participate in Pro Bono Connect and are among the 13 law firms that support the public interest clearinghouse. We set aside time to contribute to new legislation and regulations through consultation procedures, and encourage the relatively large number of academics in our ranks to take part in them.
Sustainability is an area on which we have been working and raising awareness for many years. For example, we were the first law firm in the greater Brussels metropolitan area to receive a two-star 'eco-label' for our office the Solaris. In 2016 both our Amsterdam and Rotterdam offices moved to BREEAM Excellent buildings, which meet high environmental standards. Since 2010, our Luxembourg office has been attributed the 'SuperDrecksKëscht fit Betriber' – an acknowledged label for environmentally responsible waste management – by the Ministry of the Environment and the Chambre des Métiers. Other examples of our commitment to sustainability include the use of recycled office supplies and self-tapped water in NautaDutilh bottles at meetings. Since 2017, we have participated in the TransitieCoalitie, a group of Dutch businesses working together to accelerate the transition to green energy.
Children and Law
We are especially dedicated to playing an active role in society children who have poor access to 'law'. One of the organisations we support in this light is KidsRights, which promotes the well-being of vulnerable children across the world and advocates for the realisation of their rights. We also support JINC, giving young people a better chance for the future, and introduce children from underprivileged neighbourhoods to the concept of 'law' at the IMC Weekend School.