The PLG Academy for Young Lawyers

2018 is the year of our 30th anniversary, and, in partnership with Catolica Global School of Law, Lisbon, we are proud to introduce our Summer Academy on Lawyering Excellence for Young Lawyers.  Combining the experience of senior PLG lawyers with the knowledge of internationally renowned legal lecturers, around 20 young lawyers both from PLG member firms worldwide and from the Catolica Global School of Law will benefit from this week long course to be held in Lisbon the week of 17th September.

Lectures will cover arbitration, competition, ethics and deontology, legal and business English, marketing and networking, negotiation and persuasion techniques, comparative law and the use of technology within law firms. These courses will be taught by the following PLG lawyers:

And the following external professors:

  • Professor Miguel Teixeira de Abreu, Catolica Global School of Law
  • Professor Jan H Dalhuisen, Berkeley and the University of Amsterdam
  • Professor Mihael Jeklic, Kings College London and UCP

Students will leave the course with a variety of skills equipping them for the world of international legal practice, as well as a valuable network of international contacts as they take PLG into the next 30 years.

We have developed this course under the presidency of Mr Luis Cortez of our Lisbon member firm Coehlo Ribeiro e Associados. Luis says the young lawyers will leave the PLG Academy with “a set of unique skills that will contribute towards their own success as well as the success of their Law Firms. Combined with the technical skills each of them already has in their own practice area, the Academy will be a further step towards excellence in their day to day practice.”

30 years ago PLG International Lawyers was founded through the friendship of five European lawyers, and although we have expanded to 28 member firms in over 30 countries around the world during that time, the spirit of friendship still runs through the veins of the network.

Our commitment to the next generation of lawyers is demonstrated by our vibrant youth network, YPLG, several exchange programmes a year between young lawyers across the network and now this, the first edition of the PLG Academy.

For further details please contact the PLG Network Coordinator at




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