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Digital revolution : What about lawyers?

Posted on January 22nd, 2018 by AEA-EAL

Digital revolution : What about lawyers?

Please find below a very interesting article by Patrick Conrads, member of the AEA-EAL Board of Directors and Belgian lawyer, on how digital revolution affects lawyers. Like many other professions, lawyers are affected by the digital revolution. Technological tools and artificial intelligence lead to simplified and automated procedures that upset/subvert/shake our traditional ways of working. Read more


Commission proposal on working conditions

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 by AEA-EAL

The European Commission has adopted on December 20, 2017 a proposal for a new Directive for more transparent and predictable working conditions across the EU. This proposal will complete and modify the current Directive 91/533/EEC. The Commission’s proposal complements and modernises existing obligations to inform each worker of his or her working conditions and creates new Read more


Antitrust: cheaper imports of beer into Belgium

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 by AEA-EAL

The European Commission has informed Anheuser – Bush InBev on November 30, 2017 of its preliminary view that the company has abused its dominant position on the Belgian beer market, by hindering cheaper imports of its Jupiler and Leffe beers from the Netherlands and France into Belgium. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA (AB InBev) is the world’s Read more


Judgment in Case C-230/16 Coty v Akzente

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 by AEA-EAL

Coty Germany sells luxury cosmetic goods in Germany. In order to preserve their luxury image, it markets certain of its brands via a selective distribution network, that is to say, through authorised distributors. The sales locations of those authorised distributors must comply with a number of requirements relating to their environment, décor and furnishing. Furthermore, Read more


Judgment in Case C-434/15 Elite Taxi v Uber

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 by AEA-EAL

The electronic platform Uber provides, by means of a smartphone application, a paid service consisting of connecting non-professional drivers using their own vehicle with persons who wish to make urban journeys. In its judgment of December 20 2017, the Court declares that an intermediation service such as that at issue in the main proceedings, the Read more


Use of the AEA-EAL logo

Posted on December 27th, 2017 by AEA-EAL

All full members of the AEA-EAL are entitled to use of the AEA-EAL logo (as well as to indicate: “member of AEA-EAL”) in their professional communication, i.e. web page, official fan page on Facebook as well as in electronic and traditional correspondence (on a letterhead). If you wish to obtain the file with official logo, Read more


Winter issue of the AEA-EAL Newsletter

Posted on December 20th, 2017 by AEA-EAL

Please find below the newest issue of the AEA-EAL Newsletter including relations from our events organised in Spain and in Poland, activities we undertook last year, information about important developments as well as news from our members. We invite all of you to read it and to participate in making future issues of the Newsletter. Read more


50th Congress of the Federation of the European Bars

Posted on December 15th, 2017 by AEA-EAL

On November 9 – 11, 2017 the 50th Congress of the Federation of the European Bars on “The role of lawyers in protecting the planet” took place. On this occasion President Maria Ślązak sent a letter to the FBE thanking for the invitation for this event and underlying significance of the problem of protecting the Read more


155 Anniversary of Kraków Bar Association

Posted on December 15th, 2017 by AEA-EAL

155 Anniversary of Kraków Bar Association

The AEA-EAL took a patronage over the celebrations of the 155 anniversary of the Krakow Bar Association. On this occasion, a seminar “Can Lawyer Still Preserve Secrets?” was organized in Krakow on October 6, 2017. Monique Stengel, past President of the AEA-EAL made a presentation about rules on obligation to preserve secrets in France. Please Read more


Human Rights Committee letter to Belarus

Posted on December 15th, 2017 by AEA-EAL

The AEA-EAL Human Rights Committee is deeply concerned with violations of rights of Belorussian Lawyers. For many years their independence has been limited. Many of our colleagues were threatened, disbarred, persecuted or even imprisoned. The Human RIghts Committee called Belorussian authorities – President of the Republic and Minister of Justice to undertake all possible actions Read more