Profession of company lawyers in Europe
IndependenceDuring more than a year ECLA has been in the process of composing a White Paper on the Independence of the company lawyer, containing contributions of well over 50 authors, both from ECLA members and from outside, originating from some 30 countries.
The White Paper named Company Lawyers: Independent by Design has been co-edited by former ECLA President Philippe Coen and Prof. Christophe Roquilly. The White Paper has been officially presented to the ECLA General Assembly held in Tallinn on 30 May 2014.
Thereafter the White Paper has been presented to various ECLA members and other legal organizations, i.a. in Brussels, Paris, Madrid, and The Hague (capital of the Legal World). This will continue in 2015.
The 5th edition of In-House Counsel World Summit will gather more than 500 legal directors worldwide in Paris on 24 and 25 October 2016. This is one of the most important events in the legal industry, organized by ICW in cooperation with the French Association AFJE. Jonathan Marsh- member of the ECLA board, Vice President of AFJE and organizing committee- is very proud AFJE can contribute to such an international Summit which represents for the worldwide In-House community an unique opportunity to exchange best practices and networking. The Summit’s theme is around the neologism “glocalization” , the global localization. The concept allies global trends with local realities within the worldwide economy. Furthermore it reflects the daily working method of In-house Counsels and the practice of law: acting in an international environment but always within the local culture and business practices. With these premise the ICW Summit seems to open interesting implications for the future of the profession. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend! All registration’s info on http://icwsummit.com/.