AIJA appoints Swiss Lawyer as new President
02 October 2013
Anita Schläpfer, Partner of Schellenberg Wittmer AG in Zurich, has been appointed the new President of AIJA, the leading global association for young lawyers.
The 51st Annual Congress brought together over 380 lawyers from around the world in Buenos Aires. It is only the second time in over 50 years an AIJA congress has taken place in South America, a continent where lawyers are increasingly internationalising their own practices. The attendance list included over 100 lawyers from the Americas as well as representatives from an additional 50 countries worldwide, with Argentina, Brazil and Switzerland showing the greatest level of support.
Newly appointed President, Anita Schläpfer, expressed her thanks at the close of the Congress: “On behalf of AIJA’s Bureau and all participants, I would like to personally thank the members of the O.C. and everyone else involved in making this wonderful Congress happen, for their commitment and hard work and for the exceptionally high level of quality input to the scientific programme. A warm thank you also goes to our Argentinian hosts. If there were any doubts that Buenos Aires moves to the rhythm of the tango these have surely been quashed.”