Institutional Members

Institutional Members must be legal entities or natural persons representing organisations, institutions or networks, which are actively involved in European legal development. They are either Institutional Fellows (with voting rights) or Institutional Observers (without voting rights). An institution is free to opt to be a Fellow or an Observer. One vote is granted per organisation.

For Institutional Members, there is a graded fee. Non-profit organisations not representing the interests of particular stakeholders contribute upwards of EUR 250 per year, subject to individual negotiations with the ELI. The minimum fee set forth by the Statute in the case of businesses and advocacy groups is EUR 500 per year. For law firms, this fee is higher but includes the Fellowship of three partners. However, the specific fee depends on size and is subject to individual negotiations with the ELI.

Institutional Members play a key role within the Institute. They are consulted on a regular basis, are entitled to propose project ideas and nominate representatives to join Advisory Committees and Members Consultative Committees (MCCs), which work closely with Project Teams at various stages of a project.

Institutional Members may also suggest individuals to work at the very core of projects, as members of Project Teams. In addition, Institutional Members are free to decide when and the manner in which to provide input to projects, including whether to send representatives in person to key events such as the Annual Conference and Meetings or communicate at a distance. They are also welcome to participate in Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Due to their active participation in the work of the ELI, they play a crucial role in guiding the ELI in its quest for better law-making in Europe. As most of the ELI’s Institutional Members are structured as networks themselves, this constitute a very effective channel of communication through which information on the ELI’s contribution to European legal development can be shared.

 

How to Apply

To apply, please complete the form under ‘Important Links’ on the right electronically. Do take the time to read the ELI Statute before doing so. Should you have difficulties applying or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the ELI Secretariat. Note that membership must be supported by two current ELI Fellows.

Membership applications are processed in the beginning of each month (provided a minimum number of applications are received). For your application to be considered at the next round of membership admissions, kindly complete it in full and submit it by the end of the month. The application form will be considered by various ELI bodies and processed within a period of four weeks from the commencement of each month. You will be notified of the outcome of your application as soon as your membership application is processed.

Newest ELI Institutional Members

The ELI is proud to be cooperating with the following new Institutional Members:

According to judicial review system prevalent in the modern world, the Constitutional Court of the Kingdom of Thailand is an important mechanism in performing the duty of legal interpretation in order to be neither contrary to nor inconsistent with the Constitution. Consequently, the Constitutional Court fulfills an important role concerning the protection of the Constitution, the safeguarding of the rights and liberties of the people, the assurance of public interest, and the maintenance of the democratic regime of government with the King as Head of State. 

 

Long before the term “global player” became fashionable, our Firm’s founders had already realized the vision of a globally operating commercial law firm. Founded in 1949 Baker McKenzie is one of the world’s largest and most effective law firms with more than 12,000 headcount in 77 offices. In an increasingly complex world, one asset is of particular importance: intelligent legal ideas.We at Baker McKenzie Vienna are committed to this aspiration. With a young, energetic team on spot. And a strong network behind us. We exchange knowledge and ideas – within our office and worldwide. And keep a close eye on developments. For what happens in London, New York or Beijing means gaining expertise and being ahead of the curve for the benefit of all our clients – in Austria and all over the world.

Full List of ELI Institutional Members

The ELI is grateful to its current Institutional Members, which number over 100, for the various way in which they have steadfastly demonstrated their commitment to the Institute’s causes and the betterment of European Law.

Professional Associations

Academic and other Members