Past conferences

The Attorney - Client Privilege in Criminal Matters and Protection of Client´s Data

Prague, Czech Republic, 21 and 22 April 2017

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CONFERENCE REPORT

The Spring conference started on friday evening in the Ceremonial Hall of the Czech Technical University in Prague – Bethlehem Chapel with short welcome words by Martin Vychopen, President of the Czech Bar Association and Holger Matt, chairman of the ECBA and was followed by a piano concert as well as a reception.

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Right to Confidentiality and Legal Privileges

Protection of Clients´ Information in the Age of IT 

ECBA - update on the activities of the association

CCBE Contribution – Regulation on EPPO

Recent developments in National Jurisdictions

ECBA Autumn Conference Lisbon, Portugal

30 September and 1 October 2016

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CONFERENCE REPORT

This year’s conference was dedicated to Future Challenges in the Field of Cross-Border Investigations, Prosecution and Defence, with a special focus on corruption investigations. It took place in Europe’s westernmost capital City Lisbon.

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The European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) and Conflicts of Jurisdiction in the European Union

ECBA Projects

CCBE – Presentation

Corruption in the International Context – Substantial and Procedural Issues

Brazil, Petrobras and the international implications of corruption investigations

Recent developments in National Jurisdictions

EFCL Inaugural Conference, London, United Kingdom

Friday June 17, 2016

 

The European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers Association (EFCL) sub-association of the ECBA has hold its inaugural conference in conjunction with the UK Fraud Lawyers Association in London on Friday June 17, 2016.

David Green QC, Director of the SFO, was the keynote speaker.  The conference also hosted a number of seminars focused on the "Cutting Edge Issues in Corporate Crime and Fraud." The seminars were presented by leading practitioners from around the world.

The Conference was held in conjunction with the Fraud Lawyers Association, open to members and non-members. 

The reception took place at OXO2 on London's Southbank. The evening included drinks and bespoke canape reception. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet representatives from 83 leading law firms, Chambers and prosecutors from 13 countries.  

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ECBA Spring conference 2016, Vilnius, Lithuania

22 and 23 April 2016

Improve Justice: INQUISITORIAL or ADVERSARY CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS?

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CONFERENCE REPORT

Vilnius, the baroque city of the Baltic, proudly hosted the 2016 ECBA Spring Conference.

The highly interesting topics of the Conference included the comparison and analysis of the question between inquisitorial and adversary criminal proceedings, always with the aim of improving European Justice.
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Improve Justice: INQUISITORIAL or ADVERSARY CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS

Projects and working groups

Ne bis in idem and conflicts of jurisdiction in the EU – Panel

Recent developments and proposed reforms affecting the legal profession in the European Union.

ECBA Autumn Conference 2015, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2 and 3 October 2015

Criminal Justice:
Jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice - Today and Future
EU Legislation and Implementation: The Presidency of Luxembourg Mutual Legal Assistance – Panel

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CONFERENCE REPORT

The venue of the fall conference 2015 was the impressive building of European Court of Justice in Luxemburg. With Luxemburg fulfilling the Presidency of the EU for this semester, the location could not have been chosen any better.

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ECBA PROJECTS AND WORKING GROUPS

ECBA Spring Conference 2015, Bucharest, Romania

24 and 25 April 2015

EU Legislation and Implementation: New Romanian Law – Theory and Practise in Criminal Proceedings
Corporate Liability in Criminal Law – Panel

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CONFERENCE REPORT

Bucharest, the little Paris of the East, was the spectacular location of the ECBA Spring Conference, 24–25 April 2015.

The topic of this Conference, in line with the new developments, covered the introduction of the New Romanian Law in criminal proceedings as an exemplary implementation of the EU legislation. The topic also included the new “hot” issue of European criminal justice:  Corporate Liability in Criminal law.

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ECBA Autumn conference 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

3 and 4 October 2014

Use of modern day technology in criminal proceedings: chances and risks

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CONFERENCE REPORT

Defence lawyers across Europe met in the Danish capital in the ECBA Autumn 2014 Conference devoted to the role of modern technologies in criminal proceedings.

Our chairman, Mr. Hoger Matt, assured in his welcome speech that ECBA will keep protecting common legal values across the EU Member States, intervening and addressing politicians both at the domestic and European level as well as EU responsible bodies. Mr. Matt introduced the topic of the conference and underlined the growing role of IT issues in the criminal area.

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ECBA Spring Conference 2014, Warsaw, Poland

25 and 26 April 2014

Legal Aid – Privilege for criminals or essential for fair proceedings?

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ECBA Autumn Conference 2013, Venice, Italy

11 and 12 October 2013 

EPPO, procedural safeguards and impartiality and independence of judges and prosecutors

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Venice, the “Queen of the Adriatic Sea”, the city with 118 islands and more than 400 bridges, was the spectacular venue of the ECBA Autumn 2013 Conference.
Lawyers, judges and academics from all corners of Europe and beyond flocked to the Conference, attracted by the highly interesting topic regarding the role of the ambitious European Public Prosecutor’s Office, procedural safeguards, and impartiality and independence of judges and prosecutors.
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CONFERENCE CONTRIBUTIONS (PDF)

European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO)

Directive on Access to a Lawyer (Measure C1/ D)

Panel discussion - Impartiality and independence of judges and prosecutors with the focus on pre-trial stage

Projects and working group

  • Draft Article - The Istanbul Resolution of the European Criminal Bar Association
    This article, the editorial and the article 'First hand account of the fifth hearing of the Kurdish Lawyers' trial held in the Silivri Prison Courtroom, outside Istanbul, on 20 June 2013 by Margaret Owen, OBE as in our conference materials are also pubished in the Editorial of the NJECL Volume 4, Issue 3
    Scott Crosby, ECBA Human Rights Officer (HRO)

Recent developments and proposed reforms affecting the legal profession in the European Union.

ECBA Spring Conference 2013, Istanbul, Turkey

26 and 27 April 2013

Human Rights in Criminal Proceedings, 5 years after the Salduz case

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PHOTO IMPRESSION

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CONFERENCE REPORT

The conference was opened by our Chairman Holger Matt, who made clear right from the start that it is a keen interest of the ECBA that not only the rights of the accused to a fair trial are of major importance for the rule of law, but especially that such rights also apply to criminal lawyers, who represent others. Holger Matt expressed his deep concerns that this rule of law is jeopardized by the latest developments in Turkey, as result of which numerous lawyers as well as journalists are in pre-trial detention for the mere execution of their professional duty.

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