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The Association of Corporate Counsel Europe (ACC Europe) serves the needs of lawyers practising in corporations and other organisations throughout Europe. ACC Europe, with more than 2400 members, promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organisations though information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives.

ACC Europe is a chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global bar association of in-house counsel, which, since its founding in 1982, has grown to more than 43,000 members in 85 countries, employed by over 10,000 organisations. ACC connects its members to the people and resources necessary for both personal and professional growth. For more information contact


JUDGMENT OF THE CJEU of 23 November 2017 (joined cases C-427/16 and C-428/16)

The setting of minimum fees by a lawyers' professional organisation is capable of restricting competition in infringement of art. 101(1) TFUE. National legislation leading to double taxation of reimbursable legal fees in respect of VAT is incompatible with EU law. Read more here.


Chris Murphy-Ives outlines his plans for ACC Europe's activity and expansion during his Presidency.  Read the letter here.


Christopher Murphy Ives of Hewlett Packard to Lead In-house Community Throughout Europe

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (13 November 2017) — The Association of Corporate Counsel Europe (ACC Europe), which serves the needs of more than 2,400 lawyers practicing in corporations and other organizations throughout Europe, announced that Christopher Murphy Ives, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global Sales, EMEA & Americas at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, was elected president of the ACC Europe board of directors. Read the full release here

Legal Resources

In January 2018, ACC launched the ACC Legal Operations Maturity Model, Toolkit and Webinar Series. The reference tool provides law department leaders the ability to benchmark maturity, gain alignment on department priorities, and enhance the operations of a legal department.

Consisting of 14 different areas, the ACC Legal Operations Maturity Model, Toolkit and Webinar Series will help in-house counsel and legal operations professionals advance from early to intermediate and advanced stages in key functions, such as financial management, legal technology, vendor management, knowledge management, compliance, contract management, and information governance, among others.

These tools will be presented in a series of monthly webinars throughout the year - led by seasoned legal operations professionals who will offer real-life experiences on how to implement improvements to the legal department. Register today for one of the webinars.

Download the Maturity Model

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Warsaw, Rewolucja antykorupcyjna nadchodzi - co dla firm oznacza nowa ustawa o jawnosci zycia publicznego? - EY

Mar 28, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Siedziba EY w Warszawie, Rondo ONZ 1, 14. pietro

Brussels, Export Compliance - DS Avocats

Mar 29, 2018 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Press Club Brussels, rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels

Milan, Doing Business in the "Trump Age" - Orrick (By Invitation Only)

Apr 10, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Orrick Milan, Corso G. Matteotti, 10, Milan 20121

Zurich, Networking Cocktail Reception - Niederer Kraft & Frey (By invitation only)

Apr 10, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

WEBINAR, Tone down the GDPR noise… and get practical answers to your key questions - K&L Gates

Apr 11, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Vienna, GDPR - Lansky, Ganzger & Partner

Apr 19, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

WEBINAR: ACC Resources

Apr 25, 2018 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Lugano, Blockchain and ICO - Kellerhals Carrard

May 15, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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ACC Newsstand

Brexit: Transition Deal Breakthrough

Mar 23, 2018 - It is one year since the United Kingdom (UK) triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (EU) by notifying the European Council of its

European Council Adopts Guidelines On The Framework For The Future EU-UK Relationship

Mar 23, 2018 - The European Council has today issued the Article 50 negotiating guidelines of the EU 27 Member States on the framework for the future relationship

Met de maffia aan tafel?

Mar 23, 2018 - Het Europees gerechtshof heeft naar aanleiding van een verzoek van de Italiaanse regering beslist dat de slogan ‘La Mafia se sienta a la mesa’ (vrij

New representative actions on their way in “business-to-consumer mass harm situations”?

Mar 23, 2018 - On 11 April, the European Commission will present proposals that are expected to allow consumer organisations to seek damages on behalf of classes of

EMEA Briefings

Published in June and December, the EMEA Briefings provide region specific content.


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