Law firms raise funds to support India covid-19 crisis

updated on 10 May 2021

Clifford Chance and Baker McKenzie are among the top law firms raising funds to support India through its covid-19 crisis.

Lawyers from magic circle firm Clifford Chance have organised fundraisers with money raised going towards the “Oxygen for India” appeal. The firm has already beaten its £2,000 fundraising target by 859%, having raised more than £15,000, and has revealed that it will match donations up to a certain amount. The initiative’s organisers said: “Our Oxygen for India Emergency Appeal will raise funds for these oxygen concentrators, and together with our local partners in India we will rapidly deploy them to the hospitals and patients that need them most.”

Clifford Chance has also donated £20,000 to another India disaster relief fund.

Meanwhile, a Baker McKenzie fundraiser has been set up with a target of £35,863, which the firm has said it will match. The firm’s Global Chair Milton W. M. Cheng wrote on LinkedIn: “We will specifically focus on providing ICU Beds, Oxygen Concentrators, Oxygen Cylinders, BIPAPs and ventilators to affected hospitals that badly need them to improve support to more covid-19 patients.”

As of Monday 10 May, funds raised via Clifford Chance’s Oxygen for India appeal with the British Asian Trust hit £17,192, while Baker McKenzie has raised £29, 214 of their target.