Women in the legal profession and Gender Equality: Their legacy from different perspectives

Online, 13 June 2024 (on Zoom)

Dear Friends of ERA,

On behalf of Katharina Miller (Coordinator of the Spanish Chapter) and Elisa Zecchini (Coordinator of the Young Friends of ERA) we would like to invite you to the joint event of the Spanish Chapter and the Young Friends of ERA (YFOE):

This event is part of the YFOE’s EU LAW SESSIONS initiative, with series of online sessions covering the fundamentals of European Union Law. Our host speakers will present some main concepts of fundamental EU Law topics, but the following debates will invite everyone to participate, we look forward to your input in our discussion!

On 13 June 2024 we will hold a panel debate on:

« Women in the legal profession and Gender Equality: Their legacy from different perspectives »
on Thursday, 13 June 2024
from 18h00 to 19h30 (CEST)
on Zoom

This session will be hosted by:

Maria Lourdes Arastey Sahún, Judge, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg; Judge Arastey Sahún was a judge at the Supreme Court of Spain and she is also lecturer at various conferences in the fields of labour law, gender, discrimination, rule of law and mediation.

Katharina Miller, LL.M. (Luxembourg); Katharina is Coordinator of the Spanish Chapter of the Friends of ERA since 2021. She also serves as Non-Executive Director of various corporate boards in Germany, Spain and USA. She has extensive expertise in Compliance & Ethics, Legal, ESG/CSR and Diversity-Equity-Inclusion.

Stella Alessandrini, LL.M. International Commercial Law, Associate at Solferino Associés and member of the Paris Bar since 2023. Stella was also one of the winners of the Young European Lawyers Contest 2022 and member of the Young Friends of ERA.

Join us on 13 June at 6:00pm (CEST) by signing up this registration link.

The event is open to all members of the Friends of ERA Association as well as the Young Friends of ERA network.
If you are interested in attending and are not yet member of the Friends of ERA, you can join here.
If you have any colleagues who would like to attend the presentations and discussion after, please forward this email to them too. They will also need to become Friends of ERA.

 


Previous events

Networking dinner of the Friends of ERA in Barcelona

12 June 2022
On 12-13 June 2022, the Academy of European Law (ERA) was in Barcelona for the semi-final of the Young European Lawyers Contest, which was hosted by the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB – Ilustre Colegio Abogados Barcelona).

The Friends of ERA Association is sponsoring the prizes for the contest and took the opportunity to invite our local members for a networking dinner on the evening of Sunday 12 June.

Katharina Miller, the new Coordinator of the Spanish Chapter of the Friends of ERA, and Viktor Vadász, Director of Programmes and Deputy Director of the Academy, welcomed the members as well as the contestants from different European countries.

The evening gave our guests the opportunity to exchange with fellow practitioners. The next event will be in Madrid.


Mesa redonda y almuerzo del Capítulo Español de la Asociación de los Amigos de la ERA

10 September 2018

Mesa redonda y almuerzo del Capítulo Español de la Asociación de los Amigos de la ERAOur second meeting took place on September 10, 2018 in the centre of Madrid, where The Spanish National Bar Association (Consejo General de la Abogacía Española) provided us with the meeting place in their headquarters at Paseo de Recoletos 13.

The subject of the meeting was: “Procedural Guarantees in the Fight against Corruption and other Crimes in a Political Environment”.

The panel was formed by:

  • SALVADOR GUERRERO PALOMARES, Attorney-at-Law in Madrid, and Professor of Procedural Law at the University of Málaga. He is a member of the Criminal Law Committee of the CCBE.
  • JOSÉ MANUEL RIBEIRO DE ALMEIDA, Procurator of the Republic in the Portuguese Constitutional Court, Lisbon.
  • SANTIAGO SOLDEVILA FRAGOSO, a Member of the Audiencia Nacional in Madrid, and a former Member of the European Union General Court.
  • MANUEL MEDINA ORTEGA, former member of the European Parliament acted as a moderator of the panel.

Mesa redonda y almuerzo del Capítulo Español de la Asociación de los Amigos de la ERAThe total number of participants at the meeting was 31, including the chairman of the Portuguese Chapter, CARLOS DE ALMEIDA LEMOS, the Director of ERA, WOLFGANG HEUSEL, and the President of the Friends of ERA Association, JETTIE VAN CAENEGEM. The attendees contributed to an interesting discussion and lively exchange.

The meeting was followed by a lunch at the Café Gijón.

It was agreed that the next meeting of the Chapter should be again in Madrid in 2020 on a subject to be agreed later on.

La Unión Europea hoy: Nuestros mayores desafíos y algunas dificultades

15 March 2016
Lunch Discussion with Joaquín Almunia

We were delighted to host a wonderful lunch on the 15 March 2016 at the Café de Oriente
in Madrid with the Friends of ERA Spanish Chapter. It was pleasant to see such high-quality debate taking place at the meal, thanks to the interesting talk given by Joaquín Almunia, former member of the European Commission, who spoke on the challenges and difficulties facing the European Union today. His presence and contributions to the debate were insightful and altogether, it culminated in a thought-provoking exchange around the table. La Unión Europea hoy: Nuestros mayores desafíos y algunas dificultadesThe three course meal at the heart of Madrid was a superb setting for the event, and many thanks go to Manuel Medina Ortega (Coordinator of the Friends of ERA Spanish Chapter) for his hard-work and organisation of the event.

Those who attended are looking forward to the next meeting of the Spanish Chapter, and we warmly extend our invitations to anyone interested in attending. Details of future events will be available on the ERA website when confirmed.