By Michael R. Jackson, Shareholder
Jackson Law International had the privilege of attending the 2017 Annual Congress of the Asociación Europa de Abogados International Lawyers Network. This organization (“the AEA”) has a strict process for the selection of its membership with the intention of offering to the public legal services that are based upon a uniform quality of standard and unimpeachable ethical standards among its membership. The AEA is recognized as the world’s largest network of international law firms. The AEA was founded in the European Union and, consequently, has strong roots in Europe. However, in time the organization has expanded on a global basis. The AEA is the only network of attorneys that covers each and every one of the 196 independent countries of the world. This year the meeting took place in the Czech Republic. One hundred and seventy (170) attorneys were in attendance for this year’s conference.
Member attorneys of the AEA in attendance at this year’s Congress came from across the globe, and included the following countries:
- Czech Republic;
- North Cyprus;
- South Africa;
- United Arab Emirates;
- United States; and
The 2017 AEA International Lawyers Congress was held in Prague, the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Prague has a rich history and served as the main residence of several Holy Roman Emperors. Only two (2) American law firms were in attendance at this conference.
Through its membership in this organization, Jackson Law International builds upon its professional relationships with attorneys practicing world-wide in the field of international law. The clients of Jackson Law International can turn to us, knowing that if they require assistance outside of the United States, they can rely upon us for recommendations of attorneys on a world-wise basis. While the Congress consisted of a number of highly informative presentations by its membership, opportunities existed throughout the Congress to discuss legal issues in various countries and even secure helpful information from fellow attorneys regarding ongoing legal matters that touched on legal systems outside of the United States. In 2018, the meeting will be in Palermo, Sicily.
International Litigation typically presents the courts, attorneys, and parties with unique challenges that fall outside of the general experience of law firms that have not routinely handled such matters. Our international experience allows us to assist clients and other law firms in international matters, and the firm looks forward to the opportunity to put that experience to work for its clients.
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