PILnet advanced its efforts to engage its law firm and business partners to strengthen civil society in Hungary by launching the pilot of their Compliance Bridge Project. PILnet’s Hungarian Pro Bono Clearinghouse coordinated compliance experts from leading law firms, corporations, and financial institutions to develop compliance tools to share their knowledge and know-how with civil society in Hungary. These tools will help NGOs be proactive in their risk management and increase their resilience so they can achieve their mission.
The tools now offered include self-assessments, trainings, guides, and planning aids covering topics ranging from labor and employment law, donation policies and contracts, tax law, and conflict of interest. They were created in partnership with Partos & Noblet, Hogan Lovells, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Jalsovszky Law, Zempleni Law, GE Corporate, Andrékó Kinstellar, Horvath and Partners, DLA Piper, Morley, Allen & Overy, and BNP Paribas Bank. This project has received positive feedback from NGOs already and PILnet hopes the success of this project will allow the organization to replicate it in other jurisdictions.