WLN NEXT (formerly called AGT) was born out of the idea of developing regional activities within WLN. The group brings together junior lawyers / associates from the Network’s member firms and meets on a regular basis. While the group originally focused on central European countries, it has more recently branched out to cover the other countries of the network.
The group supports projects within the network and contributes in the form of newsletters and articles for the website, activity on social media and keeping individual lawyers’ CVs updated.
Further aims of WLN NEXT are to …
- contribute - in the spirit of the network - to strengthening links between member firms
- create maximum awareness of the network and its projects within each member firm
- boost visibility & productivity (speed up responses)
Experience gained working abroad is invaluable in adding long-term value to the work we do for our clients. WLN's associates regularly spend time in the offices of our fellow members and WLN promotes this learning culture through the Jorge Mañá Young Lawyers Award (named in memory of one of our colleagues who died in an accident several years ago), where each year we offer one lawyer a small bursary to support a focused placement.
Full details of the Award can be found in the Members' area, click here.
Previous winners of the Award speak positively of their experience:
In 2018: ".... being part of such project is very challenging and great responsibility. The placement helped to broaden my mind and advance my career in the process."
Daniela Kishkova of Law Offices Ivan Bojov
“My two weeks placement at the Austrian law firm Zumtobel + Kronberger was definitely challenging, but at the same time it has been the best experience for both my professional development and language skills. With encouragement from Austrian colleagues to take on several challenges in different areas of legal advice, I was reassured that I had their assistance in respect to a foreign legal system and foreign language. I encourage others to take this unique placement opportunity that WLN offers and see how much they can learn and achieve too!”
Natalia Rutkowska, LL.M. of Gorazda, Świstuń, Wątroba i Partnerzy
“In 2016, I had the great opportunity to join my colleagues of Labré advocaten for an internship at their office in Amsterdam. My time over there was amazing! Everybody made me feel very welcome since my very first day and involved me in many interesting cases that enabled me to have an even better understanding of the legal challenges that enterprises face day by day in a globalized economy. I think that I learned really a lot by working together with my Dutch colleagues and I truly hope that in the future more and more colleagues will be able to have an experience like this.”
Emilio Galdieri of Bussoletti Nuzzo & Associati
WLN NEXT Legal News Feeds:
- Cross-border aspects of insolvency from a Polish perspective
- The reform of personnel leasing (“Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsreform”)
- New Enduring Powers of Attorney in Sweden
- The CJEU strengthens consumer rights
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (UNJUSTIFIED THREATS) BILL
- Italian Court of Cassation ruling on buying agency agreements
- A Brief Note on the Small Business, Entreprise and Employment Act
- EU Regulation concerning matters of succession
- Collective redress in Belgium
- News about discrimination based on age in labour law
- Amendment of the Spanish Companies Act
- New German IT Security Law