Projects and Reports
Submission on European Contract Law
The European Regional Forum in conjunction with the International Sales Committee set up a working group to consider and prepare their response on the Green Paper on policy options for progress towards a European Contract Law for consumers and businesses issued by the Commission of the European Union.The working group delivered the submissions on behalf of the European Regional Forum and the International Sales Committee to the European Commission in January 2011. Read submission
European Cross Border Transfers of Businesses Checklist
The International Bar Association European Forum, Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee, Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee, and Taxes Committee jointly organised and presented a session on cross-border transfers of businesses at the IBA 2009 Annual Conference in Madrid.
The session was very well attended and was split between a formal presentation by the panellists David O’Donnell, Chris van Olmen, Lukasz Szedga, Sonia Velasco, and keynote speaker Abelardo Lopez from 3i Spain, and a case study led by Stephen Revell who engaged the audience in work groups to comment upon issues arising from the case study. There were many experienced and expert lawyers in the audience and many helpful contributions and suggestions were made.
To capture the ‘output’ of our panellists as well as from the great participation from our audience, we agreed we would produce some form of aide memoire/ checklist that we could all use when planning a European cross-border transfer of a business.
This is not a copyrighted document in any sense. You are encouraged to share it with your colleagues. It is intended as a ‘dynamic’ document and you are encouraged to make suggestions for improvements. Please send them to the session chair Stephen Revell. Download document
Oct 2009: A bilingual (English-Russian) collection of IBA documents is available
. The collection comprises documents including resolutions, principles, standards and statements, as well as commentary on documents, scholarly articles and a bibliography of IBA publications in Russian. The documents cover topics including the rule of law, international trade and the independence of courts. Access the pdfs here
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