By Michael R. Jackson, Shareholder
Jackson Law International had the privilege of attending the 2019 Annual Congress of the Asociación Europa de Abogados International Lawyers Network in France.
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 Nice, France. One hundred and seventy (181) attorneys were in attendance for this year’s conference, representing 65 countries.
Member attorneys of the AEA in attendance at this year’s Congress came from across the globe, and included the following countries:
- Czech Republic;
- Dominican Republic;
- Marshall Islands;
- New Zealand;
- Seychelles Islands;
- South Africa;
- Sri Lanka;
- United Kingdom;
- United Arab Emirates;
- United States;
- Uruguay; and
The AEA 2019 Annual Congress of International Lawyers was held in Nice, France, i.e., on the French Riviera. Nice is on the east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea. The city is nicknamed “Nice la Belle” – Nice the beautiful. An archaeological site in Nice reflects very early use of fire in the area some 380,000 years ago. Around 350 B.C., Greeks founded a permanent settlement and called it Nikaia. The city has changed hands many times throughout history and, its strategic location and port contributed to its maritime strength. Nice is visited by some four million tourists per year and, thus, also serves as an incredible location for a legal 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 2020, the meeting will be in Barcelona, Spain.
Our international experience allows us to assist clients in international matters, and the firm looks forward to the opportunity to put that experience to work for you.
Feel free to contact us to discuss your case.
© Jackson Law International 2019