Experts on Anti-Corruption from Simmons & Simmons Share Cross-Border Experience with Judiciary in Palestine

29 Oct 2013

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has given training to the Palestinian Bar.

Upon invitation from MUSAWA, the Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession, Hans-Hermann Aldenhoff, Head of Simmons & Simmons’ Global Disputes Practice, and David Bridge, Senior Lawyer for Commercial Litigation in London, recently spent five days in Ramallah. During the visit they gave lectures to public servants, public prosecutors and judges on UK and German anti-corruption laws, investigative procedures and enforcement actions.

This was the first training of its kind and attracted more than 70 professionals, including representatives of the United Nations, the President of the Court of Appeals for Palestine, the Deputy National Head of the Public Prosecution, the Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Head of the Palestinian Bar. The program was funded by the United Nations, the EU and The Netherlands and was well received by the participants, who were keen to understand European approaches to this global problem.

Hans-Hermann Aldenhoff comments "We are very honoured to have assisted Palestine in its pursuit of a fair and modern judicial system. It is testament to the reputation of our firm and its Crime, Fraud & Investigations group that we were identified to provide the first ever training across two jurisdictions."

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