EACC Legal Committee

EACC Legal Committee

Mission & Goals

The mission of the European American Chamber of Commerce’s legal committee is to engage the international and U.S. legal community in New York and generate awareness about the programs and benefits the EACCNY and the organizations it represents have to offer to that particular community.

The international make-up of the EACC’s legal committee and the global nature of the activities the firms are engaged in gives us direct access to the key players in nearly every European market and throughout the United States, which provides us with a unique position among our peers.

The committee will offer the EACC’s law-firm members as well as the larger EACC audience timely & relevant information and resources on matters affecting the legal community and their target audiences in Europe and the U.S.

Its goals are to:

  • Contribute to and participate in targeted business activities and networking to engage the legal community, in alignment with EACC’s strategic priorities
  • Help raise the profile and visibility of the EACC and its thought-leadership in legal and regulatory matters locally, nationally and internationally within the legal community and its larger constituency
  • Identify the key legal issues affecting business relations between the U.S. and the EU and develop informative programs to educate EACC’s members and audience
  • Work with senior staff to engage current members and attract new ones
  • Inform U.S. and European executives about relevant regulatory issues in the United States and how they affect trans-Atlantic business transactions

Committee Responsibilities

  • Meet at least quarterly as a committee to identify, plan, and implement programs and activities aligned with the EACC’s mission and with the support of the EACC staff
  • Participate in annual committee leaders’meetings and EACCNY’s strategic meeting
  • Identify prospective members within the target audience of the committee and encourage them to get involved and become a part of the EACC
  • Engage in a regular discourse with the EACC Staff and program committee to help identify relevant topics, regulatory and legislative changes and business matters that could affect cross-border transactions, and help identify subject matter experts to present at the related seminars
  • Initiate a dialogue with relevant subject matter experts who can share their knowledge and present at EACC seminars

Upcoming Events

Cyber Security Threat Management during a Global Disruption like the COVID-19 Pandemic

In today’s increasingly digitized world and with the economy, and the way we work being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic cyber threats are on the rise. Now that nearly all firms are working 100% remotely, hackers have gotten creative once again. Aside from the inability to adequately monitor VPN access points and usage of equipment, the fear and distraction due to the virus and the lock-down measures, create a perfect backdoor into computer systems.

Will Return to Work take us Back or to the Future?

What to expect and how to prepare for Return to Work? Businesses are beginning to re-open, but there is no one-size-fits-all strategy plan on how to do this. How do you implement various guidelines and how do they anticipate on what comes next when so much remains unknown? We are bringing together experts from Europe and the U.S. to offer an in-depth comparison of guidelines and best practices for labor and employment law on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Legal Committee Members

    Cristof Swaak
    STIBBE [Chair]

    Sascha Leske,
    Tax Advisor, Partner/Rechtsanwalt
    NOERR LLP [Co-chair]

    James Rosener
    Managing Partner

    Diana Nehro