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.