ANNUAL CORPORATE COUNSEL EXCHANGE (NOORDWIJK, NL)
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).
This event is one of the most senior legal events in Europe, exclusively for General Counsels, offering a perfect setting for senior legal professionals to network, debate and develop effective business strategies. Intense debates characterized the two days event.
It represented an opportunity to tackle the challenges head on through an innovative and interactive format to allow to reduce legal spend, add value to the business through proactive risk mitigation, drive continuous improvement as well as to find further efficiency gains and improve compliance programs.
For further info please visit http://www.corporatecounselexchange.co.uk/.
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 which the new President Jonathan Marsh earlier made an appeal to the national associations. The outcome of the discussions, which took place in workgroups, will form a solid basis for further discussions later in the year. Stephan Barthe (Spain) was elected as new secretary of the Executive Board. The topic of young lawyers in AIGI was presented by a young member of AIGI, followed by an interesting discussion.