Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Community (CCBE)
Summary of the initiative
Name of Private Regulator:Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Community (CCBE)
Objective(s):The CCBE adopted: A code of conduct with a view to facilitating the implementation of the Directive on services of lawyers, recalling general principles such as independence and confidentiality, and dealing with relations with clients, courts and between lawyers- Directive 77/249 (services); Recommendations for the transposition of the directive on establishment of lawyers, dealing in particular with registration fees and forms and disciplinary proceedings- Directive 98/5 (establishment). This Code of Conduct for Lawyers in the European Union was originally adopted at the CCBE Plenary Session held on 28 October 1988, and subsequently amended during the CCBE Plenary Sessions on 28 November 1998 and 6 December 2002.