By Michael R. Jackson, Shareholder
Once again, Jackson Law International had the privilege of attending the Annual Meeting of the Europäische Anwaltskooperation (EAK) or, translated, the European Attorneys’ Cooperative. This year the meeting took place in Italy, and it was attended by myself and fellow shareholder, James Daigle, Jr.
The EAK is a “europäische 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 Europäische Anwaltskooperation are located in the following countries:
- Czech Republic
- Great Britain
- United States
The 2015 EAK Annual Meeting was held in Milan, the second most populous city in Italy and a city with the third largest economy among European cities (after London and Paris). The Annual Meeting brought together the member attorneys from throughout Europe, Australia, and the United States, and we attended the Expo 2015 in Milan. I am honored to be one of only two attorneys in the entire United States who is a member of this organization. Membership in the EAK requires a unanimous vote, i.e., no veto. Last year’s EAK Annual Meeting was in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In 2016, the meeting will be in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.
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, i.e., other international law firms, 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.
International Litigation typically presents the courts, attorneys, and parties with unique challenges that fall outside of the general experience of law firms that have not routinely handled such matters. Our international experience allows us to assist clients and other law firms in international matters, and the firm looks forward to the opportunity to put that experience to work for its clients.
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© Jackson Law International 2015