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About the Sidley Emerging Enterprises Pro Bono Program

Sidley Austin LLP is a premier international law firm with a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international landscape. The firm has built a reputation for being an adviser for global business, with more than 1,900 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide. The Sidley Emerging Enterprises Pro Bono Program provides free legal support to eligible small and medium-sized for-profit enterprises and market-focused NGOs and non-profits that have a clear social impact in developing countries across Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.  The Program focuses on assisting the market-based growth of local businesses to boost the local economy, increase job opportunities, increase incomes and other social benefits, and ultimately improve the lives and livelihoods of the world’s poorest people. Through the Program, Sidley provides a wide variety of legal assistance to these enterprises to expand operations, lower costs, increase profits, successfully access new markets and become attractive partners for investors. Generally, the legal services provided relate to corporate, transactional, financing, contract, intellectual property and international trade matters.

Sidley values its collaborations with organizations like the Caribbean Export Development Agency located in countries around the world where our pro bono clients operate. Sidley and Caribbean Export will work closely together to meet the local and international needs of our shared pro bono clients.

The Pro Bono Program is actively seeking to extend the benefits of free legal support to new pro bono clients across Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and the Caribbean and we encourage you to apply. Further information about the program and our pro bono work to date can be found on our website: Please contact Jan Yves Remy – [email protected] or Regina Akoto-Danso – [email protected] to arrange a call or for more specific details.


Sidley Emerging Enterprises Pro Bono Program