Trip to Luxembourg for ILF Students from 9 to 11 June 2016 cum Alumni Roundtable on 9 June 2016
A field trip to Luxembourg took place from 9 to 11 June 2016 for the ILF students of both the LL.M. Finance and the LL.M. International Finance programs who were accompanied by ILF staff.
The first visit on Thursday, 9 June 2016, was made to the European Investment Bank where our students listened to the first presentation made by Mr. Fabian Breuer, Head of Unit, Planning, Evaluation and Brand Unit, Communications, regarding the structure, mission and activities of the EIB. Thereafter, Ms. Wiebke Jardet, Head of Division for Central Europe, Eastern neighbours and Central Asia Division, gave more detailed insights to the type of work carried out in the legal department of the bank.
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 on a warn sunny day.
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 10 June 2016, our students visited the European Court of Justice and listened to a lecture on "Introduction of the Work and Functions of the European Court of Justice” before receiving a tour of the building including the courtroom.
The afternoon was followed by a visit to Deloitte Tax & Consulting in Luxembourg. After having lunch at the offices of Deloitte, our students were given a global overview and presentation of Deloitte by Ms. Valerie Tollet, Partner, Cross-Border Tax, Mr. Hendrik Warscheid, Senior Consultant, Operations Excellence & Human Capital. This was followed by further testimonials regarding working and their individual career paths at Deloitte given by Mr. Valery Villaval, Manager, Operations Excellence & Human Capital, Ms. Alessandro Priolo, Junior, Audit and our two ILF alumni, Mr. Guillaume Beernaerts, Junior, Cross-Border Tax, and Mr. Prashant Roy, Junior, Cross-Border Tax. We thank Deloitte Tax & Consulting Luxembourg 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.