AIJA is the International Association of Young Lawyers and the only global association devoted to both lawyers and in-house counsel. It is committed to defend and take active part in promoting core legal principles, such as the rule of law and human rights. The activities of AIJA are coordinated by 20 scientific commissions, in charge of organizing AIJA’s events all around the globe and keeping members up to the date in their respective areas of practice.
This year, the AIJA Half Year Conference took place from 16 to 19 November in Dubai, capital of finance, trade and business in the GCC, rising structuring hub and gateway between West and East, for an unforgettable event ‘in the desert’. This event brought together lawyers and experts to discuss legal issues, transactional topics and topics on business structuring, risk mitigation, finance, and new tools to meet global challenges. Presentations from this conference were significant for delegates working in a global environment that want to enhance their understanding and skills regarding UAE exposure, entrepreneurship, legacy planning and financing strategies.
Gregory Goossens of Taxpatria spoke in a panel on “Managing global challenges – delivering legal solutions in disruptive times” together with other lawyers and experts on residency, substance and tax relief when doing business in the UAE. Other topics of the event included “International disputes 2021: Tackling new challenges resolving disputes in the post-Covid world”, “Labour Law Challenges in a World of Accelerated Change” and “Energy and Environment – Facing Up to the Climate Crisis”.