Testimonials by CECJ attendees
Lawyer, partner of the Law Firm Avv. Antonio Pavan, Treviso, ITALY
CECJ has given me a new “key to understanding” the functioning of the legal world of another country and its interaction with the international actors. It was a very constructive experience that allowed me not only to broaden my professional horizons, but also to discuss multiple issues with numerous foreign professionals from different countries and different legal areas.
Partner, Palant & Lust PLLC, Member of the New York City Bar Association. “Super Lawyer” award (Reuters), New York, USA
Erudition and knowledge acquired while participating in such seminars help you build a more effective strategy for your client, enabling you to anticipate various problems, assess in advance and make an important decision about the experts to include in your strong legal team from in a commercial project or litigation. I am confident that investing in your own professional upgrade and education always pays off, especially if the program is built in an exciting manner with interventions by foreign judges, prosecutors and lawyers. Exactly such content-rich and informative programs are offered by the CECJ to international lawyers.
Judge of the Collegiate Court of the Haifa District (2008-2014), Master of Laws, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL
CECJ enables you to acquire new knowledge and to create useful contacts that can serve as the basis for mutually beneficial cooperation in future. The professionalism of the CECJ team was evident from the outstart, when they prepared the agenda of the event, which covered most areas of Israeli law of practical interest to foreign clients
Director of the Public Bar of Buenos Aires Escuela de Posgardo, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
I really liked the professional approach and the whole process of organizing the event in Buenos Aires. I encourage representatives of Latin American countries to participate in CECJ events, as I believe that participation in such projects is the key to international business contacts and advanced knowledge at the international level, including access to best practices and interaction with various international organizations.
Lawyer, Viader Abogados, Barcelona, SPAIN
In my opinion, the platform for business communication created by CECJ is an excellent channel for promoting the services of Spanish lawyers in foreign markets. In general, I can say that such projects are mutually beneficial — they enrich and connect lawyers from different countries, open up new opportunities, new knowledge, new markets and access to new clients.
Lawyer, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL
CECJ connects professionals from different countries to get out of the «comfort zone» and provides an opportunity to get acquainted with the legal theorems of other jurisdictions, as well as with colleagues who implement these theorems at the highest level. All this would not have been possible without hand-picked speakers on the one hand and experienced fellow listeners on the other. The network of contacts and bits of information that move not only during the courses, but also in between them, make us closer and make the world a better place.
Partner at Nazali Law Firm (Customs and Foreign Trade Department), Istanbul, TURKEY
CECJ events provide an opportunity to enter foreign markets and attract new customers to both participants and speakers working in different areas of law. CECJ’s approach itself is also interesting – the desire to establish direct contacts between lawyers through the prism of national and international law. I personally observed a vivid interest of participants ready to discuss practical details and ways to solve various problems of their clients.
Lawyer, Studio Avvocato Federico Guerra, Rome, ITALY
CECJ has become an integral part of the legal training arena for lawyers from all over the world and the “platform” enabling you to exchange national and international professional experiences with colleagues. In a world where cross-border cases are increasingly frequent, CECJ provides the most reliable and relevant answers to many problems that this intense legal traffic constantly poses to the legal practitioners.
Lawyer, Partner, Graf von Westphalen, Frankfurt am Main, GERMANY
I believe the element underlying CECJ’s success is their unique ability to find, interest and attract the best qualified and experienced specialists in each country dealing with various relevant legal topics. They are open-minded and able to choose and implement the best options. At the same time, CECJ closely monitors that the wishes and questions of the participants are taken into account. As a result, attendees have the opportunity to receive complete and up-to-date information on various issues of interest from practicing experts. Moreover, it is a pleasure to work with CECJ professionals.
Judge of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal and the Supreme Court of Cassation of Italy, Rome, ITALY
I believe that the CECJ seminars are extremely useful for all practicing lawyers and legal experts who want to deepen their knowledge in the field of international law and learn about the application of the European Convention on Human Rights. Multilateral dialogue and the participation of international experts contribute to the acquisition of valuable knowledge and direct cooperation, while at the same time allowing participants to establish useful professional contacts.
Partner at Kraaijeveld Coppus Legal BV, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Since our aim is to enter foreign markets, it was very useful for us to take part in such an event. I believe that the event was beneficial for both parties. We at KC Legal value the partnership with CECJ, which helps us open new foreign market through its initiatives and new opportunities.
Lawyer, Studio Legale Cavallaro, Rome, ITALY
I work a lot with international clients and it allows me to say with confidence that CECJ events are a unique platform for starting cooperation abroad directly, bypassing professional associations. After each CECJ event, I eagerly wait for the next one, for the sake of new business opportunities.
KHALED H СHOWDHURY
FCIArb, Barrister, Attorney at Law, Dr. Khaled H. Chowdhury&Associates, London, UK and BANGLADESH
I found CECJ events to be absolutely innovative and captivating. My trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg in 2016 opened a new world for me! The trip to New York, organized by CECJ, and meetings with representatives of the American bar were extremely useful as well. They really contributed to my professional development. An additional big plus of such events is high-quality printed materials. In our digital age, you feel the special value of the paper materials that you hold in your hands.
Lawyer, Studio Legale Rossi, Rome, ITALY
The events organized by CECJ are aimed at facilitating the formation of a professional network of lawyers and legal experts working in different countries and territories. The use of the round table rotation system provides an opportunity for a predetermined number of colleagues to discuss specific issues of common interest. Such a system turned out to be very fruitful in my case. I will continue to take part in such events with great pleasure!
Former judge, prosecutor, lawyer of the Legislative Department of the Ministry of Justice of Italy, Rome, ITALY
The conference in St. Petersburg was particularly interesting both because of the relevance of the topics considered and because of the high-level participants. Having many years of professional experience I can confidently say that cooperation, exchange of information and comparative approach to legal experience of different countries with various judicial systems are important not only for improving the legal culture, but also for the peaceful coexistence and prosperity of different peoples of the world.
Lawyer, Michel Abogados, Mexico City, MEXICO
I am grateful for participating in such a wonderful event. Each participant has unique knowledge in different areas of law, and this allows each lawyer to expand his own knowledge and business contacts network with colleagues from different countries practicing in different areas of law. The event was very well organized. The presentations were truly interesting.
Former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights
These seminars are organized at the highest level. The program and conditions of participation in such seminars cater for the participants’ profiles. The schedule is observed almost by the minute. The fact that these seminars have been going on for several years along with the expanding geography indicates the undoubted practical benefits of this form of «inclusive training».
MICHELE DE SALVIA
Registrar-Chancellor of the European Court of Human Rights (1998-2001), Vice-President of the International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, FRANCE
CECJ has become an integral part of reality among organizations that are skillfully engaged in the professional training and retraining of lawyers and attorneys at law who pay special attention to the protection of fundamental rights in Europe. The many programs and seminars conducted by the Center, especially for representatives of the judiciary and the legal profession, are proof of many years of experience and testify to the effectiveness and high professionalism achieved in the organization of such training programs.
Partner, Lawyer, Wladimiroff Advocaten, Professor of Law, Expert in International Criminal Law, The Hague, NETHERLANDS
In a rapidly changing world, the modern legal professional must have an international orientation. CECJ programs respond to this trend through the organization of special educational and networking events. The program in The Hague provides a unique opportunity to get acquainted with international law and take a closer look at the administration of justice by international institutions in the legal capital of the world. I strongly support the opportunities to exchange experiences and best practices between lawyers practicing in different countries.
Partner, Lawyer, Ellex (Dispute Resolution Department), Vilnius, LITHUANIA
Comparing different legal instruments and institutions, as well as the peculiarities of their application depending on a particular jurisdiction, is an important part of practice of those lawyers who defend the interests of their clients in different jurisdictions. We would like to express our deep gratitude to the organizers for the excellent idea and thoughtful organization of the event. We find that meeting with colleagues from different countries in the Speed Legal Networking format extremely useful.
Partner at Osborne Clark, London, GREAT BRITAIN
I have always been impressed by how well presentations of leading lawyers were prepared and tailored in order to make them as interesting and practically useful as possible for the participants. Technically, everything was on top. From the point of view of the speaker, the dynamics of communication with the participants is always interesting. At the CECJ events the participants always take an active part, ask a lot of questions, share their own experience. And this means that they actually understand and are really interested in the topics discussed. From my point of view, such an active interaction with participants is the key to the success of any event.
Partner, Lawyer, ELIAS NEOCLEOUS&CO LLC, Nicosia, CYPRUS
I was very much impressed with the venue of the event, as well as the high level of organization. The events were very successful due to the participation of a large number of lawyers of various profiles from different countries. Thanks to a special CECJ Speed Legal Networking, I was able to get acquainted with absolutely all the participants. I am very pleased with the opportunity to take part in such an event and I can recommend it to everyone.
Managing Partner, Beijing Law Firm "Xin Da Li", Beijing, CHINA
The event structure enabling Chinese lawyers to speak before foreign colleagues whose clients are interested in the Chinese market is extremely effective. It was rewarding to address an audience whose business interests coincided with my legal specialization. CECJ events were not limited to lectures only. The elements of professional networking were very organically woven into them. It’s great that lawyers from all over the world can participate in CECJ programs. Such events, no doubt, help us establish mutually beneficial international cooperation.
Lawyer, PhD in Philosophy of Law, Member of the Bar Council of Kyiv, UKRAINE
Thanks to CECJ seminars, we acquire new useful connections and also refresh our legal knowledge as well as get acquainted with foreign practices. All this together allows us to solve the most complex tasks and problems of our clients around the world. International events in this sense help a lot. Especially, if you work in a variety of legal areas and provide a wide range of legal services. Our customers trust us. And we ourselves are looking for those to whom we can entrust our customers.
Special Adviser to the Secretary of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for Foreign Relations and Cooperation, The Hague, Netherlands
Trainings organized by CECJ in The Hague are of great interest to legal practitioners. They make it possible to get acquainted – and not superficially, but in detail – with the activities of international legal institutions, the procedures they apply, the decision-making processes and, finally, with the most recent case-law. Summing up, I can say that such educational programmes significantly broaden the horizons of lawyers from around the world.
Lawyer, Candidate for the President of the Republic of Belarus in 2010, the first European national to receive the John Humphrey Human Rights Prize (Canada), Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
CECJ seminars are a great opportunity to improve the skills for both international lawyers and lawyers practicing on a national level only. No less important is the fact that here you can make invaluable acquaintances with competent lawyers practicing in a relevant field. CECJ international events provide excellent opportunities for building a dialogue between lawyers from different countries, exchanging experience, new ideas and projects, as well as establishing mutual understanding between various representatives of the international legal community.