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The European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA) is the umbrella organization for 19 company lawyer associations in Europe and represents the common interests of European company lawyers. During the past 30+ years, ECLA has established itself as the leading representative of European company lawyers’ associations… Read More.


Find out more about the European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA), our structure and mission, as well as the initiatives pursued by the association. Read interesting articles and interviews about the current challenges faced by company lawyers in Europe and meet colleagues at our events… Read More.


There are various branches of the legal profession practiced in the European Union, such as judges, lawyers, notaries, academics, bailiffs, etc. Moreover, there are several national variants in individual member states. Lawyers working within Europe for a company as salaried employees in a legal department are considered company lawyers… Read More.


As the leading representative of European company lawyers associations, ECLA has established a platform to respond to and exercise influence on organizations, policy making bodies, and the European in-house corporate counsel network. Our mission is to enhance the acceptance and demand for an active role of in-house lawyers… Read More.

A platform for 42,000 Company Lawyers

Find out more about the European Company Lawyers Association and listen to what our President and and other representatives have to say about the organisation, our mission, and future plans.

Latest News

  • ECLA Reception, April 11th, 2018

    For the first time in history, the association will host the ``1st ECLA Reception``, on April 11th 2018 in its new offices in Bussels, Belgium.

  • Board Meeting, December 2017 (Frankfurt am Main)

    On December 1st, 2017 the ECLA Executive Board held a meeting at dfv Media Group in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.


    The European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA) and the dfv media group have entered into a long-term service partnership at the beginning of 2018.

Upcoming Events

ECLA Reception

April 11th, 2018, ECLA Offices, Brussels, Belgium

General Assemblies

37th GA: April 12th, 2018, ECLA Offices, Brussels, Belgium
38th GA: November 2018, Berlin, Germany

General Counsel Roundtable

September 2018, Rome, Italy

The 2019 ECLA Annual Conference

April 3rd-5th, 2019, Paris, France



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