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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

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, it will help in-house counsel 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. Learn more 

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WEBINAR, Operating an International Data Privacy and Security Programme - Bird & Bird LLP

Apr 24, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

WEBINAR: ACC Resources

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


Vienna, Bitcoin & Co: What next? - Lansky, Ganzger & Partner

Apr 26, 2018 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

LGP Lounge, Biberstrasse 5, 1010 Vienna

Lugano, Blockchain, Smart Contracts and ICO - Kellerhals Carrard

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

LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Piazza Bernardino Luini 6, Lugano

Paris, ACC Europe Annual Conference 2018

May 20-22, 2018 5:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel and Conference Centre, 17 Boulevard Saint-Jacques, 75014 Paris, France

Paris, Les clefs du travail et collaboration en équipe - OaSys Consultants Paris

Jun 5, 2018 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
OaSys Consultants Paris, 10 rue Cambacérès, 75008 PARIS

Lugano, Legal Updates - Baer & Karrer

Jun 13, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Brussels, Brexit - Osborne Clarke

Jun 14, 2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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ACC Newsstand

Chinese Companies File More Overseas Patent Applications

Apr 28, 2018 - Chinese companies obtained 11,241 more U.S. patents in 2017, up 28, making China, for the very first time, a top five country in the department of

A New Deal for Consumers: the dawn of the EU Class Action and GDPR-type fines for breaches of consumer law ?

Apr 19, 2018 - The EU Commission has announced legislative reform which includes a proposal for consumer organisations to bring collective class-style actions on

Uno Stato Membro può, a determinate condizioni, operare distinzioni tra i propri cittadini e quelli di un altro Stato Membro per i fini dell’estradizione verso un Paese Terzo

Apr 19, 2018 - Il 10 aprile 2018 la Corte di Giustizia dell’Unione Europea ha pronunciato la sentenza relativa alla Causa C-19116, Pisciotti, sull’interpretazione

Digitalisation: Reshaping the Industry Landscape

Apr 19, 2018 - Digital transformation is emerging as a key driver of sweeping change in the world around us. The communications industry is at the forefront of this

EMEA Briefings

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


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