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IAFL Introduction to International Family Law Conference Milan, Italy: SOLD OUT

Event date: 21 Mar 2019

Where and When

Ramada Plaza Milano
Via Stamira d'Ancona 27
20127 Milano MI, Italy

Start:  Thursday 21st March 2019 at 1:00 PM
End:  Friday 22nd March 2019 at 5:00 PM

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This conference is SOLD OUT. If you are not an IAFL Fellow and would like to receive details of our future open events, you can subscribe to our mailing list via the link at the bottom of this page.


Building on successful recent IAFL conferences for younger delegates, this 1.5 day conference is again aimed at potential fellows of IAFL & more recently admitted fellows, and is taking place in Milan, Italy. 

Target Audience

IAFL and the IAFL European Chapter again hope to welcome attendees from continental European countries which are currently under-represented within the IAFL and younger potential new fellows. The conference will be informative, and a great way to network fellow up and coming family lawyers from across Europe in fun and friendly surroundings.

Conference Hotel

The Conference Venue for both days is The Ramada Plaza Milano, where IAFL has reserved a limited number of rooms. The room rates with breakfast included range from €128-€193 for single occupancy and €143-€208 for double occupancy. These rooms were available on a first come first served basis.

The IAFL room block is fully booked. The hotel has agreed to continue to honour the same rates as detailed above, subject to availability. If you have registered to attend the conference and wish to book a room at the hotel, in the first instance, please email Esther Meneses via the email below. She will advise as to whether to complete the online booking form via the link below.

Esther Meneses:

Ramada Plaza Hotel Booking Form. Please contact Esther Meneses as per the detail above before completing this form

Conference Programme

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Thursday 21 March
Afternoon conference
Evening Welcome Reception
Optional dinner at Globe Restaurant

Friday 22 March
Morning conference
Afternoon conference
Drinks Reception
Optional dinner at L'Isola del Tesoro

Education Programme

The modern international family: advising citizens anytime, anyplace, anywhere!

The programme starts at 2:00pm on Thursday 21 March and finishes at 4:30pm on Friday 22 March. It will include the following topics:-

  • Soft skills: dealing with difficult clients in international cases
  • The modern EU family: surrogacy, same sex marriage and cohabitation law including CJEU/ ECHR update
  • The brand new EU matrimonial property regulation: an expert analysis
  • Family law reform: two things I would change about family law in my jurisdiction
  • Permission to remove children abroad, including immigration difficulties

Participation List

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Refund Policy

Full refund of registration fee if cancellation occurs before March 1 2019 less a $20 administration fee per person (credit card costs and expenses of the administrator). No refund of registration fees thereafter. Dinner and tour fees are refundable if cancellation occurs before march 1 2019 only if the Academy is not charged.

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Further Information

For further details please contact Ali Massey via

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