By Michael R. Jackson, Shareholder
I had the privilege of attending the Annual Meeting of the Europӓische Anwaltskooperation (EAK) or, translated, the European Attorneys’ Cooperative, in Spain this year.
The EAK organization is a “europӓische wirtschaftliche Interessenvereinigung” (EWIV) or European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG), which is a legal entity created under European Community Council Regulations designed to facilitate the otherwise independent activities of its members in different countries. In the case of the EAK, the cooperation is among independent attorneys in different countries – primarily those within Europe – and this cooperative represents an international network of attorneys able to provide legal advice to clients in their respective jurisdictions. For the client in one country seeking to locate an experienced attorney in another country for a particular area of the law, the EAK’s network facilitates such a search.
Member attorneys of the Europӓische Anwaltskooperation are located in the following countries:
- United States
The 2013 EAK Annual Meeting was held in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia. Catalonia is one of 17 autonomous communities of Spain. Barcelona is rich in a variety of historical and cultural characteristics. The city contains master pieces from a variety of artists such as, for example, Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi’s works are admired architecturally world-wide. One of his his most famous achievements is the La Sagrada Familia. Many famous painters and other artists have worked, and their impact may still be seen, in this city. Among them are, for example, Picasso and Miró, These are but a few reasons why Barcelona is well-suited for a judicial conference.
The 2013 Annual Meeting brought together the member attorneys from throughout Europe, Australia, and the United States. I am honored to be one of only two attorneys in the entire United States who is a member of this fine organization. Membership in the Europӓische Anwaltskooperation requires a unanimous vote, i.e., no veto.
Last year’s EAK Annual Meeting was in Dubrovnik, Croatia. In 2014, the meeting will be in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Jackson Law International is proud of its international connections, whether from the standpoint of its attorneys’ respective international heritages, the firm’s professional connections to the international legal community through membership in such organizations as the EAK, direct work with attorneys from across the globe, and representation on behalf of clients from around the world.
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© Jackson Law International 2013