Rock & Law beats fundraising record with over €71,000 in its seventh edition

2017年7月3日

The Rocking Houses playing at Rock & Law
The Rocking Houses playing at Rock & Law

Funds raised will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. In Catalonia, there are 7,000 people diagnosed with MS.

The concert took place at Razzmatazz in Barcelona.

Over 1,000 people attended the seventh edition of Rock & Law, the legal world’s fundraising concert, which was held in Barcelona for the second time. The initiative raised over €71,000 between ticket sales and sponsorships, all of which will go to the Neurorehabilitation Centers of the FEM (Multiple Sclerosis Foundation) . These are record proceeds in the history of this fundraiser, which started in 2009 and has been held in Lisbon, Madrid and Barcelona.

The FEM project works to improve the quality of life of people who suffer from MS by allocating funds to research and to the patients’ physical, psychological and social welfare. MS is a highly disabling immune and neurological disease that, in many occasions, forces the patient to spend long periods in bed or in a wheelchair. In Catalonia, the number of people with MS is 7,000, while in the rest of Spain it reaches 45,000.

The concert was MCed by Manel Fuentes, and the bands that participated were The LawSuits, from Baker & McKenzie and Clifford Chance; Control de Cambios, from CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo; The Rocking Houses, from Cuatrecasas; JC & The Dealbreakers, from Garrigues; Mind the GA_P, from Gómez-Acebo & Pombo; La Banda Líquida, from Roca Junyent; Sujetos Activos, from Uría Menéndez; and Imperio de la Ley, made up of four state attorneys.

Rock & Law is an initiative of Clifford Chance, the Cuatrecasas Foundation, the Fernando Pombo Foundation, the Profesor Uría Foundation and the Garrigues Foundation, which this time organized the event together with Baker McKenzie, CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo and Roca Junyent.

This edition has had Santander Justicia and Tecnotramit as main partner companies and concert sponsors, as well as other partner companies like Coca-Cola, Obra Social La Caixa, Asisa, Derby Hotels, Digital Origin, Grupo Orlian, Il·lustre Col·legi de Procuradors de Barcelona, ISDE, Lefebvre-El Derecho, Lexsoft, Netdocuments, Recco, Ricoh, Intelligence Bureau, TTR – Transactional Track Record, Cellnex Telecom, Fundación Josep Palau Francàs, Transportes Fluiters, Consejo General de la Abogacía and Novartis. Also collaborating with Rock & Law were Abstract, Transport Sanitari de Catalunya, Intermèdia Comunicació and La Buena Sombra Producciones.

 

About Rock & Law

Rock and Law was born in 2009 in Lisbon, where five editions have already been held. Several Portuguese law firms organized a charity concert in which their own bands were in charge of the music. Madrid joined the initiative in 2010 and has also held it five times. In 2015, it was held in Barcelona for the first time, and since then, it has been organized alternatively in Madrid and Barcelona every year. www.rockandlaw.org

 

About FEM

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation has a network of neurorehabilitation centers working to improve the patients’ quality of life with neurological and functional recovery. People affected exercise their motor and cognitive functions to slow down the disability’s progress.  www.fem.es

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