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EU Lawyers Committee


The committee focuses on regulation of lawyers and their mobility within Europe. The committee seeks to develop guidelines and recommendations that facilitate the free movement of lawyers, dealing with issues arising from the application of the Lawyers’ Directives, namely Directive 77/249 on provision of services, Directive 98/5 on establishment of lawyers and Directive 2005/36 as amended by Directive 2013/55 / EU on the recognition of professional qualifications. The committee also provides advice and expertise on possible EU initiatives likely to affect the practice of the legal profession in the European Union.

Members

    

WISLA-PLONKA

      Joanna

      Poland

WERNER

      Michael Jürgen

      Germany

BULGARELLI

      Aldo

      Italy

ALVES-SCHULDT

      Stéphanie

      

MANHART

      Rupert

      Austria

PALLAUF

      Michael

      Austria

BONTINCK

      Thierry

      Belgium

JORIS

      Jean-Louis

      Belgium

VANHEESWIJCK

      Luc

      Belgium

INDRUCHOVA

      Eva

      Czech Republic

TEJCHMAN

      Linda

      Czech Republic

HEMMER

      Per

      Denmark

SMITH

      Morten Lau

      Denmark

TOIVONEN

      Janna (in maternity leave)

      Finland

VEIKKONEN

      Jonni

      Finland

AUDOUBERT

      Séverine

      France

BARBIER

      Marion

      France

DHONTE

      Stéphane

      France

LAURICH

      Jutta

      France

LECOMTE

      Didier

      France

VARA

      Sandrine

      France

HELLWIG

      Hans Juergen

      Germany

POHL

      Kay-Thomas

      Germany

ANDREOPOULIS

      Michalis

      Greece

CHARALAMBOS

      Kondylis

      Greece

KATSARI

      Eleni

      Greece

KOUTKIAS

      Nikolaos

      Greece

STAMATOGIANNI

      Maria

      Greece

TSOUROULIS

      Evangelos

      Greece

VELIZELOU

      Georgia

      Greece

SZECSKAY

      Andras

      Hungary

FORTE

      Carlo

      Italy

STOPPANI

      Isabella Maria

      Italy

DECKER

      Nicolas

      Luxembourg

LAI

      Luigi

      Poland

CANICIO

      Pep

      Spain

FERNANDEZ CONTE

      Julen

      Spain

WESTDIJK

      Michele

      The Netherlands

Documents

CCBE Comments on DG Grow Studies (08/10/2021)

      

CCBE comments for a New Competition Tool as part of a future legislation to be proposed by the European Commission (14/10/2020)

      

Interpretation issues in relation to free movement of lawyers (20/02/2020)

      

CCBE comments on the proposal for a Directive COM (2016) 821 on the enforcement of the Directive 2006/123/EC on services in the internal market, laying down a notifica...

      

CCBE comments on the proposal for a Directive COM (2016) 822 on a proportionality test before adoption of new regulation of professions (31/03/2017)

      

Responses of inquiry questions to the CCBE - European Parliament Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA) (24/01/2017)

    

Summary of disciplinary proceedings and contact points in the EU and EEA Member States (28/11/2016)

    

CCBE comments on the proposal to amend Directive on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering or terrorist financing (16/09...

      

CCBE statement on the European Commission Consultation on the regulation of professions: Member States' National Action Plans and proportionality in regulation (19/...

      

CCBE position Evaluation of the Lawyers’ Directives (12/09/2014)

      

CCBE position on the Commission’s proposal for a Directive amending Directive 2005/36/EC (30/03/2012)

      

CCBE response to the Commission’s consultation on the Professional Qualifications Directive (03/03/2011)

      

CCBE Response to the Green Paper on the interconnection of business registers (SEC (2009) 1492) (23/01/2010)

      

CCBE responses to the questions of the European Commission on the future of the internal market (14/07/2006)

      

Position of the CCBE on the proposal for a directive on services in the internal market (24/06/2005)

      

CCBE Guidelines with a view to a homogeneous application of the principles present in regulation 1408/71/EC by social security organisation (28/02/2005)

      

Social security organisations within the EEE - A Practical Guide for EU Lawyers (28/02/2005)

      

Guidelines for Bars & Law Societies on Free Movement of Lawyers within the European Union (21/05/2021)

      

Guidelines for Bars & Law Societies on Free Movement of Lawyers within the European Union (19/10/2016)

      

CCBE Recommendations on disciplinary process for the legal profession (17/09/2007)

      

Guidelines on the Implementation of the Establishment Directive 985EC of 16th February 1998 issued by the CCBE for Bars and Law Societies in the European Union (Nov. 2...

      

Directive 2006/123/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on services in the internal market

                                                

Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications (Text with EEA relevance)

                                                

Directive 98/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 1998 to facilitate practice of the profession of lawyer on a permanent basis in a Member...

                                                

Council Directive 89/48/EEC of 21 December 1988 on a general system for the recognition of higher-education diplomas awarded on completion of professional education an...

                                              

Council Directive 77/249/EEC of 22 March 1977 to facilitate the effective exercise by lawyers of freedom to provide services

                                                

Study on the Evaluation of the Legal Framework for the Free Movement of Lawyers PanteiaMaastricht University (25/11/2013)

    

Assessing the economic significance of the professional legal services sector in the European Union (26/09/2012)

    

Consolidated Regulation 1408/71 on the application of social security schemes (26/03/2004)

            

CCBE Survey on social security schemes for European Lawyers (26/03/2004)

            

Rapport on social security for individuals and notably for lawyers who move within the EU by Sean Van Raepenbusch (26/03/2004)

            

Final report on the Conference of 30 January 2004 on Professional Indemnity Insurance

      

Report on the 18 November 2002 conference on professional indemnity insurance for European lawyers (18/11/2002)

      

Case C ‑ 537/13 Birutė Šiba v Arūnas Devėnas (15/01/2015)

      

Case C -19/92 Dieter Kraus v. Land Baden -Württemberg (31/03/1993)

        

Case 294/89 Commission of the European Communities v. French Republic (10/07/1991)

      

Statement from the CCBE - European Parliament Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA) (24/01/2017)