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  • For the first time in history, the association will host the "1st ECLA Reception", on April 11th 2018 in its new offices in Bussels, Belgium. ...

  • On December 1st, 2017 the ECLA Executive Board held a meeting at dfv Media Group in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Apart from the members of the Executive Board, Dr. Michael Henning and Marcus M. Schmitt, representatives of dfv Media Group, joined the meeting. ...

  • 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. ...

  • ECLA General Manager Han Kooy met with the Internatiobal Fiscal Association (IFA) to discuss mutual areas of interest. Han Kooy handed over the Book: Company lawyers: Independent by design to the resigning president prof. Han Kogels and General Manager Cécile Riphagen, while the latter handed over to Kooy some very interesting material concerning IFA. It was once again emphasized that IFA is the only non-governmental and non-sectoral international organisation dealing with fiscal matters....

  • On 23 October 2016 ECLA will have its autumn General Assembly in Paris where the national association of company lawyers of France, AFJE, will be the host. On the agenda are the usual topics, such as communication, goals, possible projects, budget, etc. But also the Brexit and TTIP will be discussed as these matters may have an influence on the work of company lawyers. Many ECLA members will also attend the ICW World Summit which will be organized on the adjacent days after the General...

  • The Sección de Abogados de Empresa in partnership with ECLA and our esteemed sponsor DLA Piper is preparing a conference on the 22nd of September 2015 on the topic: “Meeting (other) In-house lawyers” ....

  • DLA Piper offers specific services for our company lawyers. Under the icon Sponsors you will find an impression of the services which can be provided at present. In the near future DLA Piper will provide more services. You will find under the icon Sponsors on a regular basis an announcement of these services....

  • Meet with Erik Domines, representative of the Swedish Association of Company Lawyers, Bolagsjuristernas Foringen (BJF). Erik is extremely happy to talk about his Association where he is also a member of the Board, responsible for communications & ECLA liaison and formerly responsible for the competence development  activities and sensitive to In-house lawyers’ needs....

  • On 31 March 2017 ECLA had its Annual General Assembly in Rome, where the national association AIGI acted as an excellent host. The agenda of the meeting contained its usual topics, such as the annual accounts, communication, etc. There was also an intensive discussion on the goals, aspirations and future of ECLA, for ...

  • On Sunday 23 October 2016 ECLA had its autumn General Assembly in Paris where the national association of company lawyers of France, AFJE, was the host. Apart from the usual topics on the agenda, such as member matters, goals, communication and budget, there was a presentation (by Anna Drozd) and discussion on Brexit and to a lesser extent CETA and TTIP. It was generally recognized that these traities may have an influence on the work of company lawyers in Europe. ...

  • The 5th edition of In-House Counsel World Summit will gather more than 500 legal directors worldwide in Paris on 24 and 25 October 2016. This is one of the most important events in the legal industry, organized by ICW in cooperation with the French Association AFJE. Jonathan Marsh- member of the ECLA board, Vice President of AFJE and organizing committee- is very proud AFJE can contribute to such an international Summit which represents for the worldwide In-House community an unique opportunity to exchange best practices and networking....

  • Let’s meet today Giovanni Cerutti, in ECLA representing the Italian Association, AIGI (Associazione Italiana Giuristi di Impresa). "AIGI, established in 1976, is one of the founding member of ECLA and we proudly celebrate this year, 2016, the 40th anniversary”- says Giovanni. ...

  • Meet with Cecilie Kjelland, until recently ECLA Representative of the Norwegian Company Lawyers Association (Norges Juristforbund – Bedriftsjuristene) but now appointed as a member of the Executive Board in the last General Assembly on 22 April in Vilnius....

  • Our President answers to Editor's questions on delicate topics for In-house counsels' daily work activity and talks about ECLA's mission....

  • We met in Copenhagen Vilius Nikitinas, the president of B.I.T.A. (Bendrovių ir institucijų teisininkų asociacija) in Lithuania....

  • This antitrust conference takes place every 2 years in Treviso (Italy) since 1992. High-qualified speakers, among whom ECLA President Sergio Marini, will gather on 19 and 20 May for the event, which represents one of the most significant opportunities to debate for leading experts of national and international antitrust law....

  • The Institute of Company Lawyers (Instituto dos Advogados de Empresa, I.A.E.), founded in 2002, is a functional subdivision of the Portuguese Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados) with the purpose of providing specialized cooperation with the President and the General Counsels of the Portuguese Bar Association, in all matters related with the representation, qualification and specific treatment of lawyers working in an employment relation, public or private, and whether or not on an exclusive basis....

  • Sergio Marini talks about ethics of the In-house lawyer, his crucial role today in order to safeguard the correct performance of the company towards its employees and the civil society. Please read the full article published on February/March issue of Today’s General Counsel. ...

  • The 12th round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations took place from 22 to 26 February in Brussels. Our ECLA General Manager was present at the hearing session. Our President Mr. Sergio Marini mentioned it already during the General Assembly last November and the importance company lawyers get involved in the negotiations....

  • The Czech Association, Unie podnikových právníků ČR (UPP ČR), established in 1990 when it gathered the majority of the company lawyers in the country, had a difficult start up. Unfortunately, just after its foundation, the Czech Government established another organization called “Chamber of Commercial Lawyers” where the members benefited  from the legal privilege and were recognized by the law. This new organization of course attracted the most company lawyers, especially after the Chamber of Commercial Lawyers was absorbed by the Chamber of Advocates in 1996. UPP ČR lost many members and became quite inactive....

  • Meet Tiina Sepa, representative of the estonian company lawyers association for the European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA)....

  • Meet with Piia Vuoti, representative and president of the finnish industrial lawyers association for the European Company Lawyers Association. ...

  • On 20th November 2015, ECLA had its General Assembly in Copenhagen hosted by the national association of company lawyers of Denmark. ...

  • On 25th November 2015 the Legal Directors Strategy Meeting took place in Amsterdam with presentations and discussion on various topics. ...

  • The 17th European Corporate Governance Conference on 15th December is a joint effort of the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the EC, the CSSF, the University of Luxembourg, the Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs (ILA) and the Academy of European Law (ERA)....

  • Building and supporting the ethical business culture and providing organizations with effective investigation action plan are key pillars of the conference....

  • The forum unites leading general counsel, heads of corporate governance and compliance officers in an unparalleled opportunity to network and benchmark....

  • A company’s brand as its single most important asset and how current and prospective customers perceive a brand in order to determine its success are the main topics of the 10th Annual Brand Protection and Anti-Counterfeiting Summit, on 17&18 November 2015....

  • The International Centre for ADR of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is pleased to invite company lawyers to the 6th International Mediation Conference which will take place on 10 November 2015 at ICC's Headquarters in Paris....

  • The Arbeitsgemeinschaft Syndikusanwälte of the DAV is organising its annual conference on Company Law in practice, "Deutscher Syndikusanwaltstag". ...

  • The ACC Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of in-house counsel and offers the best value in corporate legal education....

  • The Association Française des Juristes d’Entreprise (AFJE), the main representative organisation for company lawyers in France, organizes for the 5th time the rendez-vous “training”....

  • Proactively Reducing Risk and Driving Continuous Improvement in the Legal Department was the main topic of the 13th Corporate Counsel Exchange (12 - 14 October, Noordwijk, the Netherlands)....

  • The International Bar Association (IBA), the largest gathering of the international legal community worldwide, organizes as every year its Annual Conference (4-9 October 2015)....

  • The Academy of European Law (ERA) is organizing their annual conference on European Company Law and Corporate Governance on 17-18 September 2015 in Trier....

  • Our esteemed former ECLA sponsor Wolter Kluwer organizes several events in Middle East such as the 2nd Annual International Meeting, scheduled on 9 September 2015 at Grand Hyatt in Istanbul....

  • One of the current issues company lawyers have to face nowadays is the choice of the law firm in some specific areas of expertise. ...

  • The collaboration between the ICC Institute of World Business Law, AIA and ICC Italia created the upcoming international conference “TOWARDS A TRANSNATIONAL APPROACH FOR CHOICE-OF-LAW CLAUSES” on 11 September 2015....

  • In the amazing context of its Chicago’s headquarter, from July 31 to August 2 , the American Bar Association (ABA) annual meeting provides three full days of high-quality legal education and events....

  • This innovative event, with the purpose to gather all major representatives of legal and economy business where they can discuss about competitiveness and juridical matters....

  • Getting the Deal Through is an essential workflow tool designed to provide in-house lawyers with answers to the most important legal and regulatory matters arising in business deals and disputes worldwide....

  • The 2015 U.S. - E.U Legal Summit, organized by The American Lawyer Media, took place on the 30th June 2015 at the Steigenberger Hotel in Brussels. ...