European Company Lawyers Association and dfv Media Group Form Long-term Strategic Alliance - ECLA
On 20 October 2017 ECLA had its General Assembly, in the premises of the Law Society of England and wales in London. Apart from the usual topics such as 2018 budget and financial situation, the discussion was concentrated on the possible outsourcing of administrative, lobbying and consulting services to a specialised company, which will have the task to bring ECLA on a more professional and influential level.
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European Company Lawyers Association and dfv Media Group Form Long-term Strategic Alliance

The European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA) and the dfv media group have entered into a long-term service partnership at the beginning of 2018. As part of this cooperation, dfv media group will provide to ECLA services in the area of media, networking, association and lobbying. For this purpose, dfv media group and Dr. Michael Henning are founding a new service company called ECLA Association Services SPRL with its own location in Brussels, Belgium.

ECLA Association Services SPLR will offer company lawyers throughout Europe publications, events as well as association and communication services, drawing on the experience of dfv Association Services GmbH in establishing the German Federal Association of Corporate Lawyers (Bundesverband der Unternehmensjuristen e. V. – BUJ).

Jonathan Marsh, President of the European Company Lawyers Association, explains: “The partnership with the dfv media group is a milestone for our association and comes at the right time. The progressive Europeanisation in business life is increasingly posing cross-border and regulatory challenges to legal departments. This innovative partnership will enable ECLA to better satisfy European company lawyers’ need for a strong voice and an effective international network.”

Dr. Michael Henning, Managing Partner of the ECLA Association Services SPLR, confirms: “We will now transfer our successes, with the professional set-up of an association that we have achieved in recent years in Germany, to Europe and a vital network for professional exchange.”

The new office of the ECLA Association Services SPRL will be opened in April 2018 and will be headed by the managing directors Marcus M. Schmitt, Dr. Michael Henning and Sönke Reimers.