The General Assembly is the highest body within ECLA and meets twice a year in the respective countries of the members. Each national association sends a representative to the General Assembly.
The Executive Board of ECLA consists of members of different nationality who do the day to day management of the Association. The Board has monthly meetings (often per telecom in view of the distance).
The ECLA General Manager takes care of the handling of the daily affairs of the Association.
The Annual Accounts of ECLA are controlled by an independent auditor.
For more detailed information see the Articles of Association.
Articles of Association of ECLA
Important documents (see also individual icons)
Professional Legal Privilege
White paper on Independence
ECLA issued in 2014 a White Paper, Company Lawyers: Independent by Design. The White Paper focuses on the independence of company lawyers.
Code of Ethics
In May 2014 ECLA adopted her first Code of Ethics, based on and derived from the codes of ethics of the national associations.
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.