Event Overview


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The organizing committee for the 2016 Spring Half-Year Conference is very excited to welcome you to the Windy City!

Chicago is often called the “most American of American cities.” It boasts some of the world’s best architecture, museums, restaurants, shopping, hotels, theatre, universities, professional sports teams, and other cultural attractions. Chicago is a beautiful city, with a spectacular skyline and miles of park space and beaches on the shores of Lake Michigan. The world’s leading businesses and law firms have offices in Chicago, and many of them are headquartered here. Chicago is also a very cosmopolitan city and easily accessible from many international airports. With more than 100 countries represented in Chicago’s many neighborhoods, AIJA members from all over the world will feel at home in Chicago. We will also have an opportunity to expose our AIJA visitors to the famed Midwestern friendliness and hospitality.

AIJA Commissions involved
  • International Private Clients and Family Law
  • Labour Law (+ Immigration Law)
  • Real Estate

Fees & General Info

There are currently no registration fees available.

General terms and conditions

By registering you have to accept the general terms and conditions and accept that your registration is considered binding immediately, but participation to the event is possible only after full payment of the registration fee.

Please note that any arrangements related to the participation of the participant in an AIJA event, including but not limited to booking or cancellation of accommodation or flights, as well as respecting the cancellation deadlines indicated in the general terms and conditions, are the sole responsibility of the participant. AIJA shall not be held liable for any expenses the participant may suffer as the result of participant’s failure to comply with his/her obligations.

It is recommended for each participant to purchase a cancellation and travel insurance.

Please note that in-house counsel registrations are subject to review and confirmation by AIJA. AIJA considers in-house counsel professionals who hold a university degree in law allowing access to a bar association and practicing law as an in-house counsel in private, public, or non-profit companies, institutions or organisations. Please note that in-house counsel who are at the same time active as fee-earning lawyers or consultants are not eligible to the discounted in-house counsel fee.

Please read the general terms and conditions applicable for AIJA events.


If you are a lawyer under 35 years old and meet the requirements, apply to our Scholarship Programme for this event. You can check more details here.

Practical Information


Organising Committee

Giovanni ANGLES Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP (UNITED STATES)
Jan-Ove BECKER vangard | Littler Global (GERMANY)
Nils DÖHLER DAUSS Abogados, S.L.P. (SPAIN)
Will JOHNSON Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA (UNITED STATES)
Yan PECORARO Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale (ITALY)
Rebecka THÖRN Advokatfirman Delphi (SWEDEN)
Stephanie TRABAND McCarter & English, LLP (UNITED STATES)
Andreas WHITE Kingsley Napley LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)
Anna WORWOOD Penningtons Manches LLP (UNITED KINGDOM)


Personal Protection

The personal data that you communicate to us shall be processed by the Iternational Association Of Young Lawyers (AIJA), with its registered office at Avenue de Tervueren 231, 1150 Brussels, Belgium (Tel: +32 2 347 33 34 - office@aija.com), in accordance with Act No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 relating to data, files and freedoms and Regulation No. 2016/679 on data protection, as of its entry into force on May 25, 2018.

Your data will be managed by AIJA's General Services, Events and Accounts Section:

  • For the purpose of administering your registration for the event and your on-site access to the event;
  • In order to pay for the selected services - your bank details will be deleted after receipt of your payment;
  • In order to communicate information messages from AIJA.

To the extent necessary for the execution of their respective tasks, our subcontractors in charge of our seminar organisation, our IT infrastructure, our management, the production and maintenance of our website and extranet, are likely to gain access to your data from time to time. Their servers are located in the European Union.

Data relating to your participation in the event shall be stored for a period of 10 years. We are obliged to archive billing data until the end of the period required for our tax and accounting obligations, i.e. for 7 full tax years.

We shall store your contact information to keep you informed until you ask us to stop. You have the right to access your data and have it corrected if necessary.