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Launched in March 2006, the ILFA project aims to give lawyers from Africa a grounding in specialist skills for international lawyers.
This will allow them to better advise on issues pertinent to developing countries, such as debt relief and the environment, and to develop insights into the workings of international institutions such as the World Bank.
The idea is the brainchild of SJ Berwin litigation partner Tim Taylor. Taylor said: "The average punter doesn't see what lawyers have to do with development, but international lawyers are integral to it - they're the spokespeople in international dialogue."
ILFA provides placements in major law firms for candidates drawn from African nations. Approximately 20 African lawyers a year will undertake three-month 'compressed training contracts' beginning in September, with seats including banking, project finance and capital markets.