Brussels to host the 56th International Young Lawyers’ Congress
Sunday, 26 August 2018
Brussels will host the 56th International Young Lawyers’ Congress from 28 August – 1 September. Organised by the International Association of Young Lawyers AIJA, the congress will gather more than 600 international legal practitioners at the hotel Radisson Blu Royal to discuss the impact of globalisation on the practice of law. This year’s theme will be “Is the dream of globalisation over? Are we heading towards or away from international integration?”.
To celebrate the opening of the congress, Manneken Pis will be dressed up as a lawyer for one day on Tuesday, 28 August, and invites all lawyers to join the official greeting ceremony at 12:45. On the same day, AIJA has prepared a one-day seminar on “How to become an international lawyer”, with the aim to explore the abilities and know-how a lawyer should have to be a truly international professional.
From Wednesday, 29 August to Saturday, 1 September participants can attend ten other working sessions and workshops covering a wide range of legal topics related to labour and immigration, M&A transactions, transport, real estate, technology, trade and international business. The last day will be dedicated to thematic city tours organised in collaboration with Visit Brussels.
The congress will then close with a Gala Dinner at Les Halles de Schaerbeek. Nestling in the heart of Brussels in a metal and glass structure dating back to 1901, this former covered market has been saved from destruction and wonderfully renovated. Its space is unrivalled and perfectly suited for celebrations.
For further details about the scientific and social programme, visit the dedicated website: brussels.aija.org.