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DWF statement on Ukraine

08 March 2022
Our statement on Ukraine, our position and what we are doing to support the wider humanitarian effort. Read more.
DWF is shocked and appalled by Russia's assault on Ukraine. We condemn the invasion. We stand together in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and hope for a swift and peaceful resolution.

We have no offices in Russia or Ukraine, but we are doing all we can to support any of our colleagues and communities who are affected by this conflict. We are especially proud of our colleagues in Poland who are supporting refugees in the provision of aid, as well as providing pro bono legal advice. In support of the wider humanitarian effort, in conjunction with the DWF Foundation and with the help of colleagues around the world, we aim to raise initial funds of at least £100,000 for Polish charities as part of that effort.

This conflict has caused us to enhance our process for determining who we represent and engage with, including the establishment of a Risk & Sanctions Committee dedicated to this issue.  The purpose of this Committee is to ensure a rigorous review of the work that we do or are asked to do, which may have links to Russia, and to ensure that any related business decisions are taken in line with our Environmental, Social & Governance strategy and commitment to ethical business. We will also ensure that we comply with all and any applicable sanctions and rules.

For the avoidance of doubt, we do not and will not act for the Russian government, Russian state-controlled entities or sanctioned entities or individuals.

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