E-zette #34. The official e-magazine of AIJA
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E-zette #34


The Official e-magazine of AIJA, the International Association of Young Lawyers

The highlights of the President

Kitzbühel, London, Brussels, Helsinki, Vienna, Panama, Venice, Basel, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Shanghai, Tokyo, Brighton, Madrid, Washington DC. These are the cities I had the pleasure to visit only in 2015 thanks to my Presidential mandate.

What a gift for me to see motivated AIJA Organising Committees. What a pleasure to be part of the élite of the International Legal world. That’s very demanding and tiring but so rewarding. Representing AIJA in the world is an honour for me and I am glad to confirm how reputable our organisation is internationally. READ MORE

A nice sense of achievement
Some months ago all AIJA members have received a survey enquiring about the value of AIJA membership: why they are members, if they are happy with AIJA membership today, which new member benefits they would like to have.

Over 30% of AIJA members took the survey, providing us with a solid sample and a lot of useful information. 80% of respondents are happy with what AIJA offers today: this is great news and we thank them for that! No surprise that most AIJA members consider the
possibility to have face to face networking opportunities as well as discounted rates for AIJA events as the most READ MORE
In this issue
AIJA partners with ILAC, the International Legal Assistance Consortium

ILAC recently launched a two-year program that will support a rule of law in parts of Syria outside of the regime’s control.  Working with the Free Independent Judicial Council and with the Syrian Interim Government’s endorsement, ILAC will help establish documentation centers that will help provide simple legal services to those living in areas not controlled by the Syrian Regime.

The AIJA Human Rights Committee is now involved in a new project and contributes to READ MORE
Scholarship opportunity

The Center for International Legal Studies will continue to offer members of AIJA 50% tuition scholarships for the LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice in 2016. Two-week sessions are held in April and June in Budapest.

The degree is granted by Lazarski University, one of Poland’s top-ranked law schools, and the program is conducted in cooperation with Eötvös Loránd University and Boston University School of Law. The degree can be completed with two-week sessions in April and/or June over two or three years. Sixteen lawyers from 11 countries participated in the spring 2015 session. READ MORE
Upcoming AIJA events

Come to trendy Antwerp and enjoy the AIJA Half Year May Conference. Can 3 days at the office bring you more contacts & knowledge than this?  

Come and join over 700 international lawyers coming to London to network and do business!

Half Year November Conference, Istanbul 18-21 November 2015

AIJA Annual Congress 2016, Munich. 23-27 August 2016
Discovering AIJA in Santiago de Chile

As a lawyer member of the Costa Rican Bar, specialized in Civil and Commercial Law; and also as a Law Lecturer, I am always looking forward to attending different seminars and congresses as I have the clear understanding that Law Sciences are progressive, and change in a very fast basis.
Approximately in Mid - September 2014, I received an email from a colleague of mine READ MORE
Winter Seminar in Kitzbuehel – A comprehensive view on M&A and the Austrian Alps.

At the end of January there are not many better places to discuss an M&A process than at the foot of the Kitzbuehel mountains. Around 100 participants from all around the world with a mix of geographical and professional backgrounds enjoyed the sophisticated level of discussions and the perfect READ MORE
AIJA is pleased to support the INSOL Europe’s Eastern European Countries’ Committee (EECC) 2015 Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania on 15 May.

‘Banks' Insolvencies, Investors and Harmonisation: A new insolvency era?’

Dispute Settlement Mechanism under SAFTA Agreement: A Tiger without Teeth

The idea of regional cooperation in South Asia materialized in 1985 after the adoption of Charter establishing the organization of South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC). In order to promote trade and economic growth among SAARC Member States, Agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) was signed on January 6, 2004 and it entered into force on January 1, 2006.
Dispute settlement mechanism of any READ MORE
Bearer Shares Limitations

In a move designed to further discourage the use of bearer shares in the Republic of Panama, the Panamanian Superintendency of Banks issued, on December 2, 2014, the General Resolution of the Board of Directors SBP-GJD-0009-2014 in which they established measures for the identification of the real owners or final beneficiaries of Panamanian corporations.
This latest resolution sets out a list of requirements that all Panamanian banks must comply with in a period of READ MORE
The Cyprus Citizenship by investment Program

Subsection (2) of Section 111A of the Civil Registry Laws (2002) of the Republic of Cyprus provides that the Council of Ministers may, under any conditions it determines to be appropriate, allow the Naturalization by exception of READ MORE
Tax planning considerations for Tier 1 (Investor) migrants

The UK encourages foreign direct investments by granting high net worth individual investors and their families the right to reside temporarily in its territory, with the associated tax benefits of the resident ‘non-dom’ regime. And after a qualifying period, whose length depends on the amount invested in the British economy, the individual and READ MORE
AIJA is sad to announce the loss of an old member and friend, Carlos Mateucci from Brazil. Once AIJA National representative and Executive Committee member, Carlos was a true friend for many of us as well as a great lawyer. Carlos was Treasurer of the Sao Paulo Bar.

Our thoughts and condolences go to his family.
  1. AIJA @ EXPO – What’s in my bowl? From producer to consumer, quality food for all Milan 14 May 2015
  2. Half Year May Conference – Seminars : Recent developments in data security / Then stevedores – now modern service providers Antwerp 27 May 2015
  3. Annual Arbitration Conference Paris 11 Jun 2015
  4. AIJA Seminar on Mediation Paris 11 Jun 2015
  5. Enforcement of EU Competition Law at National Level Paris 19 Jun 2015
  6. Hot topics in international construction contracts Stuttgart 25 Jun 2015
  7. 53rd Annual Congress London 1 Sep 2015
  8. Double Seminar: “The Art of Franchising” and “Insolvency Labour Law” Frankfurt 1 Oct 2015
  9. From getting the client to a successful second deal M&A Academy Madrid 15 Oct 2015
  10. Half Year November Conference Istanbul 18 Nov 2015
  11. It’s all about money – making and securing payments in M&A transactions Budapest 21 Apr 2016
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