Each year, a Best Friends firm (BonelliErede, De Brauw, Hengeler Mueller, Slaughter and May, Uria Menendez and Bredin Prat) hosts and organizes the “Autumn School” in a major European city. The two-day program brings together approximately 75 associates from the core Best Friends group and the larger group of independent firms in Asia, Africa, North America and South America. The Best Friends have established working groups by practice area as well as by region which include representatives from each of the firms.
Female associates are given the opportunity to participate in the Annual Women Leadership Program for senior associates sponsored by the OSR Juridische Opleidingen (OSR Legal Education) as well as Women’s Day which is organized by Hengeler Mueller.
In a more relaxed atmosphere, associates can participate to an annual Best Friends’ football tournament!