"Forget everything you learned" – that's what graduates usually hear on their first day in the legal profession. While being more a tribute of tradition, this philosophical expression encompasses the evolution that every explorer encounters in life.

Centil is accepting applications for the Summer Hell Week 2023 cohort – a training course for law school students and young lawyers in Uzbekistan. Trainees will be immersed in the environment of a professional consulting firm and tested in a competitive environment for a week-long intensive course aimed at honing the skills required for being a lawyer.

Up to 25 talented students and young lawyers will be selected to take part in the programme, after which up to five trainees will be invited to Centil - the coolest law firm in Central Asia, winner of The UK Law Society's "Excellence in International Legal Services" award in 2016 and 2018, and five-time nominee for The Lawyer's "Law firm of the year: Russia & CIS" Award.
Course contents
THEORY: Extensive lectures from partners and senior lawyers on the theory of consulting, law and tax.
RESEARCH: Identifying and compiling the ten most relevant laws relating to a specific topic, elaborating on making those choices.
DECOMPRESSION / HYPER-COMPRESSION: Expanding one paragraph of text to a three-page text and compressing five pages of material to half a page.
CONTRACTS: Understanding how to verify the structure of a complex agreement and its versions in different languages.
MEMO: Producing a summary report of no more than 5 pages based on a pile of documents.
NEGOTIATIONS: Teaming up into groups to conduct negotiations, acting out various scenarios.
GAME: Taking part in a game specially designed to develop trainees' attention span and attention to detail.
EXAM: Attendees will need to run through a final exam to implement the skills, while working as a team.
Meet the lecturers
The best professionals work at Centil.
Be it a multi-billion US dollar cross-border deal or a complex industry reform, these engineers of transactions and exemplary practitioners are a true source of unparalleled experience and knowledge.
  • Umid Aripdjanov
    Partner, Infrastructure & Utilities
    Years in profession: 26
    Education: LLM Cum Laude, Case Western Reserve School of Law
  • Madina Hamidova
    Senior associate, Utilities & PPP
    Years in profession: 9
    Education: Nagoya University (Japan) (LLM)
  • Kamilla Khamraeva
    Senior associate, Project Finance
    Years in profession: 14
    Education: LL.M, Economics and Finance from International University College of Turin (Italy)
  • Fayoz Kamalov
    Associate, Energy and Investments
    Years in profession: 7
    Education: Westminster International University in Tashkent (LLB)
  • Husniddin Ochildiyev
    Senior associate, Banking & Finance
    Years in profession: 13
    Education: The University of Cambridge (LLM)
  • Islam Gulyamov
    Senior associate, Projects & Infrastructure
    Years in profession: 13
    Education: The University of Westminster (BA), UWED (LLM)
  • Dilshad Khabibullaev
    Partner, PPP & Investments
    Years in profession: 21
    Education: The University of Arizona (LLM)
  • Maksud Karaketov
    Senior associate, Corporate & M&A
    Years in profession: 11
    Education: Nagoya University (Japan) (LLM, LD)
  • Khayrullo Abdullaev
    Senior associate, Banking & Finance
    Years in profession: 11
    Education: Anglia Ruskin University (BSc), the University of Law (GDL, LPC, London, UK)
  • Maksim Sayfutdinov
    Senior associate, Compliance & Risk
    Years in profession: 11
    Education: Tashkent Institute of Law (BA)
  • David Tagiev
    Associate, Corporate and M&A
    Years in profession: 5
    Education: Westminster International University in Tashkent (LLB)
  • Otabek Suleimanov
    Partner, Projects & Investments
    Years in profession: 22
    Education: The University of Sheffield (LLB)
Training program
Along with practical sessions, attendants will get concise and valuable theoretical introductions into key sectors.
Dates of each lecture slot will be announced accordingly.
Expect in total 14 hour of daily engagement.
The world of corporate legal consulting often requires concentration at extreme levels of intensity.
The Hell Week training course is an excellent tool to sharpen legal and analytical skills, to illuminate hidden talents as well as to sharpen the focus in choosing a lifetime profession.
Feedback from participants
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Eligibility: (1) Good command of English and (2) Completion of penultimate or final year of a law degree in Uzbekistan.

There is a two-stage selection process. At the first stage we evaluate writing skills. Those who proceed to the second stage will be invited for an interview.

To participate in Hell Week program, please download the file, produce a brief summary report and send it, along with your CV, to the email indicated below by 11:59PM on 14 August 2023. The summary report should not exceed 200 words.

There is also admission fee of 1,000,000 UZS.

Good luck!
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