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Members & Organisation

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. ECLA was created in 1983. It is an international non-profit association governed by Belgian law. Membership is open to national associations only. While individuals are not members of ECLA directly, each company lawyer who is a member of a national association can partake in the benefits negotiated by ECLA. These include discounts for conferences, legal education, training, free publications, and more. During the past 30+ years, ECLA has gained recognition as the leading representative of European company lawyers’ associations and their individual members. In this unrivalled position, ECLA has established a platform to respond to and exercise influence on the European in-house corporate counsel network, European organizations, and policy making bodies.

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Austria

Vereinigung Österreichischer

Unternehmensjuristen

3

Belgium

Institut des juristes

d’entreprise (IJE/IBJ)

2

Croatia

Udruga korporativnih

pravnika

1

Czech Republic

Unie Podnikových Právníků

České republiky (UPPČR)

7

Denmark

Danske Virksomhedjurister (DVJ)

8

England and Wales

The Law Society

9

Estonia

Eesti Juristide Liidu Ettevõtlusjuristide

Ühendus (EEJÜ.)

19

Finland

Teollisuuslakimiesten Yhdistysry /

Industrijuristföreningen r.f.

18

France

Association Française des Juristes

d’ Entreprise (AFJE)

17

Germany

Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Syndikus-Anwälte

im Deutschen Anwaltverein e. V.

17

Germany

Bundesverband der

Unternehmensjuristen (BUJ)

16

Ireland

The Law Society of Ireland

15

Italy

Associazione Italiana

Giuristi di Impresa (AIGI)

14

Lithuania

Bendrovių ir institucijų teisininkų

asociacija (B.I.T.A.)

13

Norway

Norges Juristforbund,

NJ-P Private Sector

5

Poland

Krajowa Izba Radców

Prawnych (KIRP)

6

Portugal

Instituto dos Advogados

de Empresa

12

Spain

Sección Abogados de Empresa del Ilustre

Colegio de Abogados de Madrid

11

Sweden

Sveriges

Bolagsjurister

(SBJ)

HISTORY

In 1980, an organization of company lawyers in Belgium took the initiative to contact other similar organizations in the Netherlands, England and Wales, Germany, Italy, and France. These organizations began exchanging experiences and best practices on legal matters with particular reference to international business and the European laws affecting the activities of their respective companies… Read more.

MISSION

During the past 30+ years, ECLA has gained recognition as the leading representative of European company lawyers’ associations and their individual members. In this unrivalled position, ECLA has established a platform to respond to and exercise influence on the European in-house corporate counsel network, European organizations, and policy making bodies… Read more.

FACTS

ECLA is the leading European association for company lawyers; it is an umbrella organization of 19 national associations of company lawyers in Europe. ECLA is a non-governmental and a non-profit organization that provides an ideal structure to participate in the development of the company lawyers’ profession across Europe. It also offers a unique platform for discussing, networking, and lobbying at a European level.

STRUCTURE

ECLA is managed by its General Assembly, which includes as many members as there are national associations; each national association appoints one representative. The General Assembly usually meets twice a year. It elects the Executive Board, which consists of the President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, and one or more Vice Presidents who manage the daily activities of ECLA with the assistance of the General Manager.

MANAGEMENT

jonathan-marsh-president-ecla

Jonathan Marsh,
President

International General Counsel,
TOTAL Marketing Services

julia-ormio-vice-president-ecla

Julia Ormio,
Vice President

SVP Legal and Compliance & General Counsel,
Sumitomo SHI FW
Cecilie Kjelland

Cecilie Kjelland,
Vice President

Head of Data Privacy,
Yara International ASA
giovanni-cerutti-treasurer-ecla

Giovanni Cerutti,
Treasurer

General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer,
NTT DATA EMEA Ltd.
stephan-barthe-secretary-ecla

Stephan Barthe,
Secretary

International Area Legal Manager,

Urbaser S.A.

marcus-schmitt-ecla

Marcus M. Schmitt,
General Manager

Managing Director,

ECLA Association Services SPRL

Henning_Michael_vorgrau_3

Dr. Michael Henning,
General Manager

Managing Partner,

ECLA Association Services SPRL

HONORARY PRESIDENTS

Philippe. Coen[1]

Philippe Coen

President 2012-2014
Vice President, Legal and Public Affairs, The Walt Disney Company EMEA

STATUTES

In 1983, ECLA was formed in Belgium as a private non-profit international association after an organization of company lawyers in Belgium took the initiative to contact other similar organizations in the Netherlands, England and Wales, Germany, Italy and France. These organizations began exchanging experiences and best practices on legal matters with particular reference to the international business and the European laws affecting the activities of their respective companies. During the presidency of Barry O’Meara (October 1987 – May 1990), the cooperation among the European organizations of company lawyers became increasingly more integrated, not only at the scientific level, but also with respect to ethical principles. Therefore, it was decided to adopt a constitution for ECLA as an international association focused on scientific research under Belgian law, which was then publicly recognized in Brussels by royal decree on June 25, 1990.