ILF students of both the LL.M. Finance and the LL.M. International Finance programs who were accompanied by ILF staff went on a field trip to Luxembourg from 7 to 9 June 2018.
The first visit on the afternoon of Thursday, 7 June 2018, was made to the European Investment Bank where our students listened to a presentation on the EIB Group regarding the set-up, mission and activities of the EIB. After the session at the European Investment Bank, the group checked in at the Luxembourg Youth Hostel before setting out again on a 2-hour walking city tour to discover the beautiful sights of the city.
In the evening, they all participated in the Alumni Roundtable held at Bosso Restaurant Brasserie which was also attended by a number of ILF alumni, giving the opportunity for everyone to mix, mingle and simply enjoy the get-together.
On the morning of 8 June 2018, our students visited the European Court of Justice and listened to a general presentation about the Court of Justice given by Ms. Melina Antoniadis, Protocol and Visits Directorate. Thereafter, a lecture on "The multilingualism and profession of lawyer-lingusit at the Court of Jusice" was given by Mr. Peter Szabo, Directorate-General for Multilingualism. Thereafter, our students received a guided tour of the building including the library and the courtroom.
In the afternoon, our group moved on to visit the largest independant law firm in Luxembourg, Arendt and Medernach SA. We were given an insight to the work and activities of the law firm by Mr. Alexander Olliges, Partner, Private Equiity and Real Estate. Our 2 alumni members, Ms. Zuzanna Karas, Senior Asoociate, Investment Management, and Ms. Julie Pelce, Intern, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, also presented on the legal work which they are currently doing at Arendt & Medernach SA. Ms. Florence Lindauer, Recruitment & Integration Coordinator, was also present to answer any queries from the students regarding career opportunities and application processes. The visit ended with a reception at the cosy coffee lounge area in the building Arendt House. We thank Arendt & Medernach SA for warmly welcoming us to their offices that afternoon and for providing our students with very useful information which would help them in their future job searches.
Upon the conclusion of the official program of the field trip, our students had the rest of trip free to enjoy further sight-seeing before heading back for Frankfurt on Saturday afternoon.