HL BaSE is about who we are as people and an organisation; it reflects our belief that business should be a force for good. HL BaSE is an integral part of our philosophy that recognises an alignment between our commercial practice and our engagement with the communities in which we work. Our vision is a market where every business has a purpose and accessing legal support is not a barrier to maximising the positive social impact created by that purpose.
"By providing legal advice to social enterprises, Hogan Lovells supports entrepreneurs in their efforts to create a positive impact and promotes the formation of companies with a positive social and environmental impact."
Federico de Noriega, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Mexico City
Over the past decade, we have encouraged our lawyers from across our international offices to support social impact causes, by providing high quality legal advice to social entrepreneurs and impact investment projects. Through HL BaSE legal we have advised over 800 social enterprises across 3 continents across the world (Asia, Europe and Norther America) and over the last two years, our ground-breaking HL BaSE Training programme (which is delivered in partnership with Ashoka), has enabled over 400 of our junior lawyers worldwide to develop important client facing skills early in their career and ensure that all junior lawyers joining the firm are familiar with the importance of social and environmental impact for our clients.
Our commitment to environmental and social issues has long formed a core part of our firm''''''''s culture and we remain as dedicated as ever to ensuring that we support our clients seamlessly across our network of offices. As such, through our HL BaSE Catalyst programme, we have worked with over 100+ in-house counsel clients, across 9 countries around the world (UK, United States, China, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands). We are the only international law firm which provides this service for in-house counsel clients and the demand for places on our Catalyst workshops is growing exponentially.
This recognition of strength in diversity and a sense of togetherness permeate throughout the firm into all our practice areas and drive our commitment to solving social and environmental issues and our alignment with the UN SDGs.