The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) represents the bars and law societies of 32 member countries and 13 further associate and observer countries, and through them more than 1 million European lawyers.

The CCBE was founded in 1960, as the ramifications of the European Economic Community on the legal profession started to be seriously considered (see the CCBE’s History). 

In the latest newsletter you can read about:

  • Detention of lawyers and judges in Turkey;
  • Public Consultation on the Regulation of Professions: Proportionality and Member States’ National Action Plans;
  • CJEU: VAT on lawyers’ services compatible with the right of access to justice;
  • Commission proposal to amend the 4th anti-money laundering Directive (AML Directive);
  • Consultation Group for the Fitness Check of EU Consumer and Marketing Law;
  • Training of lawyers on EU law relating to Asylum and Immigration (TRALIM).