Offering your services in the EU
Lawyers established in the EU may offer their services on a temporary basis in any EU country. However, they must retain their home-country professional title, expressed in the language (or one of the languages) of that country (e.g. ”Barrister“).
Directive 77/249/EEC to facilitate the exercise by lawyers of freedom to provide services.
Establishing yourself in the EU
Lawyers established in an EU country may establish themselves in any other EU country and carry out the same activities as lawyers in the host country on a permanent basis under their home-country professional title.
What do I need to do?
Register with the competent authorities of the host country, providing proof (a certificate) of your registration in your home country.
After three years of regular practice in the country, you may apply to acquire the professional title of the host country.
Directive 98/5/EC – practicing law in another EU country.
Read more: Freedom of establishment for lawyers