Profession of company lawyers in Europe
EthicsDuring the last year ECLA has been in the process of developing a Code of Ethics containing some common principles for the practice of company lawyers in Europe. Various drafts have circulated between the members who have delivered valuable input resulting in the final text of the Code.
The ECLA Code of Ethics has been officially adopted by the General Assembly in Tallinn on 30 May 2014.
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.