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AIJA is the only global association devoted to lawyers and in-house counsel under 45.
AIJA provides outstanding international opportunities for young lawyers to network, learn and develop.

AIJA proudly organises the 54th International Young Lawyers’ Congress 2016: the event ANY international young lawyer should attend.

Welcome letter of the President

President of AIJA

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends, Sehr geehrte Kolleginnen und Kollegen!

Herzlich Wilkommen bei der AIJA, herzlich willkommen in München! It is a pleasure to invite you to Munich, Germany to participate in the 54th International Young Lawyers’ Congress organized by AIJA, where we expect over 600 participants! The event is a unique learning and networking opportunity for all career-building lawyers working on the international scene, and it is also essential for enhancing cooperation and friendship between young lawyers from all over the world.


Organising Committee

Julia Blind Mark Oliver Kühn Justus Jansen Oliver Cleblad

“Grüß Gott” and a Warm Welcome to Munich!

It is our pleasure to welcome young lawyers from all over the world to Munich for the 54th International Young Lawyers’ Congress organized by AIJA taking place between August 23rd and 27th, 2016.


Pre-congress seminar

AIJA’s spotlight on how to succeed as a young lawyer

The goal of this seminar is to provide you with new insights, models and practices that will enable you to lay the foundation and take subsequent steps to reach new levels in your successful legal practice.

This highly interactive seminar will shine the spotlight on your legal practice, key skills and areas of focus necessary for your continuing success in your legal career, and new approaches and considerations for establishing and sustaining your market position.

Be prepared to have your strategic thinking and professional creativity challenged by leading legal practitioners and experts in practice management and development who will guide you through innovative methodologies, whether utilizing large and small group discussions, role-play scenarios, case studies, breakouts or Q&As. Plan to play a major role in this seminar!

Your personal takeaway from the seminar will be your own booklet – your own business plan – in which you will capture your thoughts and action plans as they relate to staying competitive in today’s economy, including practice management, leadership, and client and business development skills.

Each of the following spotlights are fundamental to your success as a young lawyer.
Throughout the seminar, these beams will brightly illuminate the path for your self- discovery in staying competitive, by raising your awareness and developing your skills on these, and other, topics:

  • Strategic and Foundational Spotlight – understanding your legal market and how to be competitive; building a business plan; key tips on running your own practice; billing your hours and increasing your turnover; exploring and developing new areas of expertise.
  • Practice Development and Leadership Spotlight – building and developing your team; effective delegation and constructive feedback techniques; mentoring, coaching and championing others; strengthening your practice and industry focus and know-how.
  • Client and Business Development Spotlight – earning your clients’ trust; business development and marketing skills; building an effective brand; networking and relationship building skills; client service and attentiveness; social media savviness.

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Scientific program

by the Work Coordinators

It is a great pleasure for us as Work Coordinators to give you a first insight into the scientific programme of the International Young Lawyers’ Congress of AIJA in Munich 2016. Its various workshops and working sessions spread over 5 days, organised by AIJA’s 20 scientific (sub)commissions will allow you to enhance your skills and knowledge. Moreover, you will get to know young lawyers from all over the world to further develop your own network.

AIJA’s commissions of all different fields of law handed in an overwhelming amount of proposals. Of course, this was a work coordinator’s dream for shaping an attractive scientific programme. However, the high quality and number of the commissions’ proposals also had a downside: given the fact that the slots were strictly limited we had to make a choice.

We are aware that the present result would not have been possible without the great support and cooperation of all commissions, general reporters and national reporters for which we are grateful. One of the trends of the diversified programme is the obvious need to introduce and discuss new legislation. These slots will definitely enable practitioners to catch up on the latest developments. Another trend seems to be the green economy which obviously touches different fields of law being addressed by four commissions. Furthermore, there are numerous joint working sessions offering views on topics from different legal perspectives. All this convinces us that the International Young Lawyers’ Congress in Munich 2016 will quench your thirst for knowledge besides offering the possibility to have one or two beers in a shady and relaxing beer garden!

See you in Munich for a magnificent congress! Prost!

Nicolas Mosimann, Christian Presoly, Bernd Hauck


Work Coordinators
Nicolas Mosimann
Nicolas Mosimann
Christian Presoly
Christian Presoly
OC Liaison Officer to Work Coordinators
Bernd Hauck
Bernd Hauck


Schedule Day by Day

Schedule by Topic

Voice of the Profession session

One of the highlights of the International Young Lawyers’ Congress, it’s 54th edition is taking place in Munich on 23-27 August 2016, is certainly the Voice of the Profession session. This is where young lawyers talk about human rights. The Session, organised by AIJA, the International Association of Young Lawyers, in cooperation with DAV and ASF (Avocats sans frontières, Lawyers without borders), will talk about the situation of refugees in Europe, Middle East and the Mediterranean. In particular speakers will focus on the Geneva Convention and the effects of the refugee crisis on the rule of law and the freedom of lawyers to practice their profession.

Wednesday 24 August 2016 time: 17.30 – 18.30

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Dirk Nuyts and Rosa Isabel Peña Sastre


Dr. Damien Scalia, Avocats sans Frontières

Rasha Rajab, Free Independent Judicial Council (FIJC)

Dr. Cord Brügmann, Executive Director of DAV

Social program overview

Tuesday 23 August 2016
Speed dating

Speed dating
Welcome reception

Wednesday 24 August 2016
BMW Welt

Opening Ceremony
Dinner and after-party

Thursday 25 August 2016
Home hospitality dinner

Running for Human Rights
Home hospitality dinner

Friday 26 August 2016
Day out

Day out

Saturday 27 August 2016
Gala dinner

Football match
Gala dinner

See complete Social Program.

Social Program Venues


Hilton Munich Park

Am Tucherpark 7, 80538, Munich, Germany

Situated on the edge of Munich’s famous Englischer Garten public park, the Hilton Munich Park hotel is only 30 minutes’ drive from Munich Franz-Josef Strauss airport and within easy reach of all of the city’s major attractions and business areas. Combining a tranquil location and excellent links to Munich’s public transport system with professional, welcoming service and modern comfort, this hotel has everything to help make your stay in Munich a success. Complimentary WiFi is available in the public area of the hotel.

All rooms also feature a balcony with sliding doors, flat screen televisions, contemporary furnishings and modern lighting. A fully equipped fitness centre with a range of cardiovascular and resistance machines, an indoor pool as well as a sauna and steam room give you the freedom to choose how you would like to relax after busy Congress days.

Rates: € 178 single use / € 190 double use, including breakfast and wi-fi and VAT.


Hilton Munich Park

We also have negotiated special rates in the following hotels. Please use the code AIJA Congress when making your reservation:
Hotel Alfa, Hirtsenstrasse 22, Munich. Tel: +49 (0)89 545 9530. Email: empfang@hotel-alfa.de. Single rooms: € 79 / double room: € 99.
Fleming’s, Leopoldstrasse 130-13, Munich. Tel: +49 (0)89839329-29. Email: groups.muc@fl emings-hotels.com.  Single room: € 112 + € 13 for breakfast / Double room for single use: € 142 + € 13 for breakfast. WiFi free of charge.
Art Hotel, Paul-Heyse-Str. 10, Munich. Tel: +49 (0)89-59 21 22. Email: info@arthotelmunich.de. Single room: € 70 with breakfast.
Isartor, Baaderstrasse 2-4, Munich. Tel: +49 (0)89 216 334-0. Email: info@hotel-isartor.de. Standard room: € 89 with breakfast and WiFi / Comfort room:€ 109 with breakfast and WiFi.


At the International Young Lawyers’ Congress, private practice lawyers and in-house counsel from around the world will gather for seminars on hot topics across the whole range of legal practice areas, to network and exchange business, to socialize and to discuss issues of importance to the profession.  So whether you are a multi-national business or a start-up, the Munich International Young Lawyers’ Congress represents a unique opportunity to connect with the next generation of leaders of the international legal profession.

Contact us if you wish to know more about the various sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available.

Gold Plus Sponsor


Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Plus Sponsor


Exhibition Sponsor


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Bronze Sponsors

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Congress Partners

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