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21 September 2018 / press release

Hasnaa Beni Driss wins first Loyens & Loeff Law & Tax ECHO Award

During the presentation of the ECHO Awards last night the first Loyens & Loeff Law & Tax Award was won by Hasnaa Beni Driss.

25-year-old Hasnaa was born in Morocco, moved to the Netherlands at the age of 3 and is now studying Private Law at the University of Amsterdam. In the jury report, she was praised among other things for her enormous perseverance and the leadership she has shown, which has resulted in becoming a cum laude student.

Loyens & Loeff Law & Tax Award

Bram Linnartz, Loyens & Loeff: "Like ECHO, we believe in the power of diversity and see it as a necessity for the future to continuously invest in diversity. That is why we have become a partner of ECHO and have awarded the first Loyens & Loeff Law & Tax award. The three nominated talents are all of a high level and have inspiring stories. Their ambition and commitment to make something of their future are impressive. Hasnaa also shows the leadership and courage needed to contribute to change."

ECHO Award

Every year, Diversity Policy Expertise Center ECHO presents the ECHO Awards. Students who qualify for an ECHO Award are successful students with a non-Western background who distinguish themselves as a result of their outstanding academic achievements, mediation qualities or active social involvement. The ECHO Award’s aim is to generate positive attention for individual successes of multicultural students. The winners, who were announced by the minister of Education Ingrid van Engelshoven, receive a fully catered summer course at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in Los Angeles.

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Law & Tax award for multicultural talent

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