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


EACCNL & EACCTX | The Transatlantic Race to Zero Emissions – the implications and opportunities of hydrogen on mainstream businesses

The American Jobs Plan of the Biden Administration and the European Green Deal of the von der Leyen Commission have set the world’s largest economies on a path to climate neutrality. The magnitude of these plans and the reduction of emissions needed are unparalleled and offer both opportunities and challenges for companies active in these markets.

Supply Chain Disruption: Look Ahead

Join us for a discussion on the current Supply Chain disruptions & how to prepare now for the next major crisis. Our experts will discuss what needs to change in global supply chain planning to prepare effectively for the next global crisis; whatever it maybe – financial, health or climate related. We will take a deep-dive into the dynamics of supply in the pandemic aftermath and offer a look ahead as well as steps companies can take to update their infrastructure to future-proof their systems & operations.

    Legal Committee Members

    Sascha Leske [Chair]
    Tax Advisor, Partner/Rechtsanwalt

    Javier Gómez

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    Maria McElhinney
    Finance Partner

    Brian Jenkins
    Director, New York

    James Rosener
    Managing Partner

    Piero Venturini

    Aaron Warshaw

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    Iván Delgado [Proxy]
    Resident Partner

    Diana Nehro [Proxy]