Heinz Weil


This Commentary concerns the initiative of the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Community to codify the right of establishment for lawyers. I would first like to give a short summary of the historical background, without which it would be rather difficult to understand the meaning of the CCBE's Draft Directive on the Right of Establishment for Lawyers. Then, without going into the technicalities of the text, I would like to summarize the content of the draft. Finally, I would like to say a few words about the present situation concerning the Draft Directive.