ECLA GENERAL ASSEMBLY (PARIS)
Apart from the usual topics on the agenda, such as member matters, goals, communication and budget, there was a presentation (by Anna Drozd) and discussion on Brexit and to a lesser extent CETA and TTIP. It was generally recognized that these traities may have an influence on the work of company lawyers in Europe.
Two members of the board, president Sergio Marini, and treasurer Jean Cattazuzza elected not to go for a new term and stepped down. The present secretary of the board, Jonathan Marsh, was elected as president and Giovanni Cerutti was elected as treasurer.
Many ECLA members also attended the ICW World Summit which was organized on the adjacent days after the General Assembly (24 and 25 October), with interesting speakers and discussions, amongst whom then former ECLA president Sergio Marini and honorary president Philippe Coen. The Summit was a great success and attended by more than 300 lawyers from all over the world. The Summit was concluded by a boat trip and dinner on the river Seine
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.