ILF students of both the LL.M. Finance and the LL.M. International Finance programs as well as ILF staff went on a field trip to Brussels from 7 to 9 May 2015.
Upon their arrival by bus on Thursday, 7 May, they first went on a 2-hour walking city tour of Brussels to discover the beautiful sights of the city. In the evening, they participated in the Alumni Roundtable held at a restaurant which was also attended by a number of ILF alumni, giving the opportunity for everyone to mix and mingle.
On the morning of 8 May 2015, our students visited the European Commission and listened to 2 lectures on "The Role of the European Commission in the EU" and" The EU as a global actor after Lisbon" given by Mr. Mark Corner, Member of the Speaker Team, Directorate-General Communication.
After a short lunch break, the visit continued on to the offices of Linklaters where the students were cordially received by Dr. Bernd Meyring, Partner of Linklaters and Lecturer at the ILF, Mr. Francis Wijnakker, Associate of Linklaters and Ms. Marie-Aude Deslandes, Associate of Linklaters and ILF Alumna 2014. They gave an insight and their perspectives as to working as a lawyer at Linklaters and also spoke about the various types of work activities that take place in Brussels.
The students then had Saturday morning free for further sight-seeing before heading back for Frankfurt in the afternoon.