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ECLA Newsletter, August 2018

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ECLA – from past to present  

The European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA) is the umbrella organization for 19 company lawyers’ associations in Europe. It has been representing the common interests of European company lawyers since 1983. Why was the association founded and by whom?

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Why the EU digital tax is a sensitive issue 

The EU Commission’s proposed tax on digital business models is facing massive resistance: Member states are refusing support and trade associations are warning about the consequences. Companies, on the other hand, seem to be remaining remarkably calm. Experts are calling for an international solution – and anticipate national action.

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Investor Activism – the underestimated threat 

Activist investors, who have primarily operated in the U.S. in the past, have now set their sights on Europe. The study Investor Activism by CLI – Corporate Legal Insights and CMS Hasche Sigle shows that in some areas, companies are significantly underestimating the threat. But what can be done by the companies to develop a counterstrategy?

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What does the future hold for intra-EU investment protection?

The Achmea ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) caused a stir in trade policy in March 2018. The ECJ had to issue a decision on a bilateral investment protection treaty (intra-EU BIT) between two EU states, i.e. Slovakia and the Netherlands. It used these proceedings to make a general statement and ruled: Clauses of this kind in intra-EU BITs are not compatible with EU law. What does this mean for the EU member states? How will investors react to the termination of the intra-EU BITs?

ECLA Newsletter, July 2018

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ECLA and the national associations  

The European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA) is the umbrella organization for 19 company lawyer associations in Europe and represents the common interests of European company lawyers.  But what are these interests? What is the status of company lawyers in different European countries? And what are the main aspects of their day-to-day work?

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Europe must undergo profound reform to succeed in the digital, globalized age 
– GDPR as a protective measure – Europe must increasingly take the lead

– Things have to change

– It can be done

– The European Union is the answer – but it must undergo profound reform

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Europe’s Next Privacy Battle 

– The ePrivacy Regulation (ePR) – even stricter than the GDPR

– What companies need to expect

– Supporters and critics

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Caught in the crossfire 

– Significant risks of non-compliance

– U.S. punitive tariffs raise concern

– Take contractual precautions

ECLA Newsletter, June 2018

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DIGITAL AND NEW MEDIA  

– Services for members

– The website – www.ecla.eu

– Social Media

– ECLA Newsletter

– Communication works both ways

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BEST PRACTICES SHARING FOR COMPANY LAWYERS – CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE 
1. Corporate | Mergers & Acquisitions
2. Compliance
3. Public Policy | EU Regulations
4. Digitalization | GDPR
5. Legal Technology
6. Organization | Diversity

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UNITED STATES VS.MICROSOFT: LEGISLATIONS MAKE THE DISPUTE MOOT 

– United States vs. Microsoft

– New law creates new legal basis

– ECLA’s brief of amicus curiae

– New search warrant

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THE GLOBAL STRUGGLE WITH THE GDPR 

– Who is affected?

– Most companies are not ready

– Struggling companies

– What to expect?

ECLA Newsletter, May 2018

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COMPANY LAWYERS AS AMBASSADORS  

– Tasks and objectives

– Management and Organization

– The beginning of a new era

– An opening event with prominent guests

– The advantages of membership

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RECEPTION 2018 – KICK-OFF AT ECLA´S NEW OFFICES IN BRUSSELS 

– “It‘s a brave new world”

– Pleading for the professional status of company lawyers

– Guy Verhofstadt on the future of the European Union

– ECLA‘s permanent presence in the heart of the European Union

– 2018 Reception

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THE POTENTIAL OFFERED BY LEGAL AI-TECHNOLOGY – LOOKING AT NORWAY 

– Threats and dangers

– Compliance and legal technology

– Solutions and perspectives

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EDISCOVERY – DETECTING VIOLATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

– French anti-corruption plan makes eDiscovery necessary

– Compliance hurdles are particularly high in international business

– Compliance violations can threaten a company’s very existence

– Internal investigations are now standard

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