AIJA and EFFAS Sign Cooperation Agreement to Benefit Young Lawyers

APRIL 20, 2023

AIJA, the global association dedicated to lawyers and in-house counsel aged 45 and under, and EFFAS, the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies, are pleased to announce the signing of a cooperation agreement aimed at fostering cross-cultural understanding and supporting the professional development of young lawyers.

The cooperation agreement aims to support the activities of the International Association of Young Lawyers by participating with speakers or panelist and co-organizing events. EFFAS will provide its expertise and insights to young lawyers, while also gaining valuable exposure to the AIJA’s global network. As part of the agreement, EFFAS will offer a discount on its leading programme on environment, social and govenance issues, the EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst programme online at the EFFAS Academy to AIJA Members.

Jesús Lopez Zaballos, Chairman of EFFAS, said, “We are pleased to enter into this agreement to benefit young lawyers around the world. Currently, 69% of CESGA holders are aged 45 or under, and this agreement seeks to promote the incorporation of more young professionals around the world. EFFAS is committed to promoting the highest standards and this partnership with AIJA will allow us to reach a wider audience and contribute to the ESG exposure of the young lawyers.”

Viktoria Keri, Association Manager of AIJA, expressed her satisfaction with the agreement, stating, “We are delighted to partner with EFFAS to offer our members and supporters this valuable opportunity to enhance their skills and expertise. AIJA is committed to providing outstanding international opportunities for young lawyers to network, learn, and develop, and this agreement is a significant step in that direction.”

AIJA currently has 4,000 members and supporters in more than 100 different countries, including over 60 collective members and Bar Associations. The AIJA community is very diverse, as members come from law firms of all sizes and cultures. The activities of AIJA are coordinated by 21 scientific commissions, in charge of organizing events all around the globe and keeping members up to date in their respective areas of practice. AIJA is committed to defending and taking an active part in promoting core legal principles, such as the rule of law and human rights principles.

Founded in 1962 to provide the European hub for Financial Analysts and Associations, EFFAS brings together the leading experts in finance and financial markets. 14 Financial Analysts Associations in Europe, 5 Added Value Partners across Asia and America, with 18,000 Members and more than 22,300 proud certification holders. EFFAS is a standard setter in the Finance Industry, a think tank and centre for reflection leading the debate with its standing commissions and delegates participating in professional bodies at the heart of Europe. EFFAS is an international referent in financial training and qualifications. Established in 2019, EFFAS Academy facilitates the dissemination of EFFAS’s high quality internationally recognised certifications across Europe and to financial centres around the world.

EFFAS, 60 years leading the investment profession and promoting positive social impact!

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