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Diversity scholarships awarded to bridge-builders

July 20, 2011

Eight students at upper secondary schools who are participating in Vinge’s diversity project have been awarded Vinge’s law, moral courage and academic scholarships. One of the recipients is a Muslim who has been actively engaged in trying to forge a better understanding and tolerance between Christians, Muslims and Jews.

On 17 June this year Siavosh Derakhti, who is a pupil at the Latinskolan in Malmö was awarded Vinge’s moral courage scholarship. Ismael Cicec also received a scholarship for excellent academic performance. Each scholarship is worth SEK 2500.

School trip to Auschwitz
Siavosh Derakhti, who is a Muslim, has been working with his classmates to reduce anti-Semitism in Malmö by collecting money for a school trip to Auschwitz. Their efforts have gained media recognition and they received an honourable mention when the Emerich foundation presented the Schools’ Peace Prize 2011.

Three law scholarships
On 31 May this year three pupils at Angereds upper secondary school in Gothenburg received Vinge’s law scholarship. Sabina Rai Vlasman, Alexandra Osiac and Bthena Jabr each received SEK 10 000 and the promise of mentorship and a summer internship at Vinge.

Moral courage and academic improvement
On 31 May Arzu Suvakci and Aniuska Rodriguez, both of whom are pupils at Saint Botvids upper secondary school in Stockholm were also awarded Vinge’s moral courage and academic improvement scholarships. On 7 June Heisam Nader at Ross Tensta upper secondary school also received Vinge’s academic improvement scholarship.

The three recipients of the scholarships each received SEK 2500.

Read more about Vinge’s diversity project:

http://www.vinge.com/About-Vinge/The-Diversity-Project

European Commission provides sanctions compliance guidance

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Vinge contributing to International Comparative Legal Guides

Vinge’s specialists within Maritime and Transport law have been requested to contribute with a chapter explaining the Swedish legislative framework in relation to maritime law in the International Comparative Legal Guides, ICLG.
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New partners and counsels appointed at Vinge’s Stockholm office

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