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privatization in Eastern Europe. Global Changes Partner Duane Wall led the firm through much of the 2000s, supervising growth worldwide, particularly in Asia. Hugh Ver- rier was elected Chair of the firm in 2007 after serving on the management board and leading the Moscow office. Reelected in 2011 and in 2015, he leads a new system of governance: a nine-member partnership committee with members elected by partners to four-year terms and a four-member executive com- mittee. The firm also organized its global office network into regional sections. With 35 of its 41 offices overseas, White & Case is a pioneer of the international law firm model. Its cross border expertise and diverse team of local, U.S. and English qualified lawyers enables it to continue its growth in work for some of the world’s most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries. The firm’s global pro bono prac- tice, established in 2010, is one of the few in the world, and underscores the firm’s commitment to human rights and social justice worldwide. IN THE NEWS April 2017 Landmark Islamic Financing Islamic finance continues to make advances in global capital markets. In a milestone Islamic finance transaction, White & Case advised numerous global financial institutions on The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s establishment of a trust certificate issuance program and the issuance thereunder of US$9 billion of Sukuk trust certificates—the largest-ever offering of Sukuk in the capital markets. December 2016–March 2017 Greening of Capital Markets Capital markets can contribute greatly to mitigating climate change risk and the necessary renewal of public infrastructure. White & Case demonstrated this as it represented the Ministry of Finance, Republic of Poland in its €750 million green bond offering—the world’s first sovereign green bond—and advised French bank Crédit Agricole CIB on a landmark $3 billion synthetic securitization of project finance, asset finance and infrastructure loans, a first-of-its-kind “Green Capital Note” blending best practice from capital management with the objectives of socially responsible investing. January 2017 We’re Number One! Both Mergermarket and Bloomberg’s Global M&A League Tables ranked White & Case as the #1 law firm for global M&A by deal value in 2016. The firm advised on 319 announced deals worldwide in 2016 with a total aggregate value of more than US$665 million. 2016 Top Law Firm for Diversity Diversity and inclusion are inherent core values of White & Case. The firm was recognized as first in diversity for the third consecutive year in American Lawyer ’s Diversity Score- card and as the #1 ranking law firm for lawyers of color in Law360 ’s 2016 Diversity Snapshot. It won the 2016 Law Firm Diversity Award from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, was named the Best International Law Firm for Talent Management in the Americas, Europe and Asia by Euromoney Legal Media Group Women in Business Law 2016, and received a 100% rating on commitment to lesbian, gay,
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