ILFA, one of the Law Society’s key international partners, are inviting applications for its three month advanced training and work experience placements starting in  September of this year. Successful candidates will be offered placements in leading law firms or corporate legal  departments in London, Dubai or Paris.

The  ILFA Flagship programme facilitates interchange  opportunities for African lawyers to take part in a three month  secondment programme in law offices  of international law firms and corporations based in  London, Paris, and Dubai. Additionally, the programme  provides an academic enrichment series that incorporates  training modules on various topics relevant to the African  legal sector. Finally, the ILFA lawyers undergo intense  seminars at the prestigious Oxford and Cambridge Universities


Applications are to be submitted online through the website

All applications must be submitted Friday 18 March 2016.

More about ILFA:

ILFA’s mission is to build legal excellence in Africa by providing access to advanced legal training, networking opportunities and education for African lawyers and senior  professionals engaged in the negotiation of complex transactions in Africa.  ILFA furthers its mission through its Flagship Programme; which has been described  as “simple yet impactful”.

Placements offer an annual curriculum of the most relevant parts of the participating law firms’ existing training programmes. These include the following practice areas:  complex services, litigation, intellectual property, project finance, and sovereign debt.

A wide variety of industries are covered from mining to construction, banking to oil and gas.