ECLA  GENERAL ASSEMBLY (London)

10/19/2017

ECLA GENERAL ASSEMBLY (London)

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. There was quite some debate on the pro's and con's of such outsourcing, but finally a conclusion was reached. ECLA will conclude a contract with the German service company dfv, located at Frankfurt. A separate dedicated company will be formed in Brussels, providing and ensuring the agreed services to ECLA. More details of this form of co-operation will be presented in the coming months. In the afternoon session there were presentations on various topics: Brexit, ICW, Catalonia and the progress in the joint ECLA/CMS interview program.


About us

ECLA  (European Company Lawyers Association) is the umbrella organisation for 17 company lawyer associations in Europe and represents 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 share the benefits ECLA negotiates. These include discounts to conferences, legal education, training, free publications and more.

During the past almost 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 a platform to respond to and influence the European in-house corporate counsel network, European organisations and policy making bodies.

ECLA's primary goals are:

  • To enhance the acceptance and demand for an active role of company lawyers
  • To identify, seize and exploit regulatory opportunities suitable to enhance the position of in-house lawyers
  • To identify and eliminate regulatory threats to the position or practice of company lawyers

    In order to achieve these goals, ECLA is active in:
     
  • Monitoring of the position of company lawyers in members' jurisdictions
  • Discussing and lobbying on freedom of choice of counsel for all European companies
  • Liaising with other legal associations and international organizations
  • Sharing best practices of company lawyers
  • Networking of members
  • Providing benefits to 40,000 individual company lawyers

 
 

You can print the ECLA flyer 2014 - the two-sided PDF version is here. Please fold it accordingly (pages 5, 6 and 1 of the flyer are on the first page of the PDF) and enclose this.

 



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