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Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe

Identification number in the register: 4760969620-65
Registration date: 06/11/2008 15:25:52

The information on this entity was last modified on: 07/11/2014 11:08:40
The date of the last annual update was: 07/11/2014 09:56:37

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe

CCBE

International non-profit-making association (aisbl)

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

Trade, business & professional associations

    Contact details

Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée, 1-5
Brussels 1040
BELGIUM

(+32) 234 65 10

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e-mail address: ccbe@ccbe.eu

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Jonathan Goldsmith

Secretary General

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Hugo Roebroeck

External Relations Director

    Goals / remit

I. Introduction

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) represents the bars and law societies of 32 member countries and 11 further associate and observer countries, and through them more than 1 million European lawyers.

The CCBE was founded in 1960, as the ramifications of the European Economic Community on the legal profession started to be seriously considered (see the CCBE’s History). During the decades which followed and through to the present day, the CCBE has been in the forefront of advancing the views of European lawyers and defending the legal principles upon which democracy and the rule of law are based. The CCBE is an international non-profit-making association incorporated in Belgium.

The CCBE is recognised as the voice of the European legal profession by the national bars and law societies on the one hand, and by the EU institutions on the other. It acts as the liaison between the EU and Europe's national bars and law societies. The CCBE has regular institutional contacts with those European Commission officials, and members and staff of the European Parliament, who deal with issues affecting the legal profession . Its current strategy can be found here.

In addition, the CCBE works closely with legal organisations outside Europe.


II. Objectives:

A non-profit making organisation, the CCBE represents European bars and law societies in their common dealings before European and other international institutions.
A particular feature of the CCBE's work is its focus on European cross-border matters as they affect lawyers. The CCBE was closely consulted by the European Commission in relation to the promulgation of a series of European directives, which regulate the way that lawyers can practise in other Member States, either by way of temporary services, establishment or re-qualification.
Among the most important of the CCBE's missions are the defence of the rule of law, human rights and democratic values. Of special concern are the rights of access to justice, and the protection of the client by ensuring respect for the core values of the profession.
There are many other issues which affect lawyers at the European level: the impact of competition law on the profession's core values; the relationship between the duties of lawyers (and through them, the rights of citizens) and the duties of governments to provide security for citizens; the impact of globalisation and market liberalisation on the legal profession. All these matters form part of the central, day-to-day work of the CCBE.
The CCBE also represents its members in their dealings with other lawyers' organisations around the world on issues of common interest to the legal profession, such as the fight against terrorism and other serious crime, and the ability of lawyers globally to practise their profession freely without harassment or hindrance.

European

    Activities

As mentioned above, as a non-profit making organisation, the CCBE represents European bars and law societies in their common dealings before European and other international institutions.
A particular feature of the CCBE's work is its focus on European cross-border matters as they affect lawyers. The CCBE was closely consulted by the European Commission in relation to the promulgation of a series of European directives, which regulate the way that lawyers can practise in other Member States, either by way of temporary services, establishment or re-qualification.
Among the most important of the CCBE's missions are the defence of the rule of law, human rights and democratic values. Of special concern are the rights of access to justice, and the protection of the client by ensuring respect for the core values of the profession.
There are many other issues which affect lawyers at the European level: the impact of competition law on the profession's core values; the relationship between the duties of lawyers (and through them, the rights of citizens) and the duties of governments to provide security for citizens; the impact of globalisation and market liberalisation on the legal profession. All these matters form part of the central, day-to-day work of the CCBE.
To this extent, the CCBE takes part in consultations undertaken by the European institutions and provides legal expertise on its own initiative where deemed necessary or upon request from the institutions.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

7

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Hugo Roebroeck 08/10/2014 03/10/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • External Relations
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks

    Membership and affiliation

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

350,000  € - 400,000  €

0 €

425,000 €

Global income for 2013: 2040237 €

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.