U.S. - E.U LEGAL SUMMIT (BRUSSELS)
The 2015 U.S. - E.U Legal Summit, organized by The American Lawyer Media, took place on the 30th June 2015 at the Steigenberger Hotel in Brussels. Ignacio García Bercero, EU Chief Negotiator of the TTIP for the European Commission gave a presentation on the cur-rent status of the negotiations. Three interesting debates took then place about whistleblowing, sanctions and TTIP. And as he did last year, ECLA Treasurer Jean Cattaruzza acted as Chairman.
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.