Speech by David Asatiani, President of the GBA

Dear colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen, On behalf of the Georgian advocates, I would like to deliver warm regards to all participants of the conference. I will start by extending my gratitude to organizers and leaders of the Polish legal profession for making this important event to happen and also many thanks to European Association of Lawyers and President Slazak. I am convinced this conference will … Continue reading Speech by David Asatiani, President of the GBA


Report from conference on Independence of Lawyers

Online event on current issues of independence of lawyers took place on May 12, 2021. It was a common initiative of the European Association of Lawyers (AEA-EAL), Polish National Bar of Attorneys-at-law and Warsaw Bar of Attorneys-at-law. With over 150 registered participants and 13 speakers, among others 5 Bars/ Organisations Presidents from 7 countries it was successful and significant event that brought together lawyers from East and West.

The independence of lawyers has a crucial value for society and for justice. There are key factors of independence raised by speakers – independence itself, preserving professional secrecy and avoidance of conflict of interests. Then freedom of association and establishing strong self-governments – Bars; clear entry requirements…

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orthodox easter

Happy Orthodox Easter!

Мы отправляем наилучшие пожелания и всего наилучшего нашим Членам и Друзьям, празднующим Православную Пасху в эти дни!

ჩვენ ვუსურვებთ საუკეთესო სურვილებს და საუკეთესოს ჩვენი წევრებისა და მეგობრებისთვის, რომლებიც ამ დღეებში აღნიშნავენ მართლმადიდებლურ აღდგომას!

Ми надсилаємо найкращі побажання та все найкраще нашим членам та друзям, які святкують православну Великдень у ці дні!

We send best wishes and all the best for our Members and Friends celebrating Orthodox Easter these days!
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AEA-EAL President spoke on legal profession’s conference in Uzbekistan

Our President Maria Ślązak has been invited to deliver a speech during Round Table of the Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Uzbekistan “Prospects for the Development of the Legal Profession in the Context of Reforms of the Judicial and Legal System”. Maria focused on the issue of relevance of international cooperation for development of legal profession. It has to be underlined that AEA-EAL statutory task and goal is to promote international cooperation of legal profession. Such collaboration is of huge importance not only for Bars, Law Societies and organizations, but also for lawyers and law offices allowing networking, exchange of experiences, knowledge and views as well as information on developments in other countries.
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Lawyers professional secrecy – important case before EU Court of Justice

The Constitutional Court of Belgium has requested a preliminary ruling from the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) about exceptions to reporting tax arrangements under the EU Council’s Directive 2018/822 (DAC6).

On February 19, 2021, The Belgium high court, Grondwettelijk Hof, filed a request for an opinion from the CJEU (case C-694/20) regarding a DAC6 issue that the Flemish Bar Council and Belgian Association of Tax Lawyers raised on December 21 2020.

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New Mediation Committee

We have a pleasure to inform you that as a consequence of the very successful webinar on mediation which took place on January 28, 2021 the AEA-EAL Board decided to establish a Mediation Committee to promote alternative dispute resolution mechanism among legal profession, to promote use of the mediation by lawyers and to provide knowledge and know-how on this tool.

We invite AEA-EAL Members, who are mediators or who wish to deal with this issue to join the Mediation Committee. Please send your submissions to [email protected] cc [email protected] till April 16, 2021.

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