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New European B Lawyers Group

By ESELA Posted 29/03/2017

We are pleased to announce that ESELA and B Lab Europe are forming a European B Lawyers Group for corporate lawyers who advise or want to advise B Corps and profit with purpose businesses.

The group will share knowledge and expertise about B Corps, the B Corp movement, benefit corporation legislation and how profit and purpose interact in the governance of these kinds of businesses. It will be an opportunity to learn from others and for individual lawyers and law firms to become the leaders on this area of law in their respective jurisdictions and to educate and support their commercial clients.

The group will be co-chaired by Niamh Callaghan, a corporate partner at Mason Hayes & Curran in Ireland, and David Davies, a corporate partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite in the UK. Bill Clark, a partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath in the US and the author of the model law on benefit corporations will be a member of the group. The group will also be supported by B Lab Europe.

If you or any of your corporate colleagues would like to join the group or to find out more information, please contact Niamh and David at ncallaghan@mhc.ie and d.davies@bwbllp.com.

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