Who are we ?

The European Bars Federation/Fédération des Barreaux d’Europe (FBE) was founded in Barcelona on 23rd May 1992, as a successor to the « Conférence des Grands Barreaux d’Europe ». Its official headquarters are in Strasbourg. FBE membership is open to all national and local Bars and Law societies within the Council of Europe.

Today, the FBE has 250 member bars, representing approximately 800 000 lawyers. The FBE holds its congresses twice a year, each time in a different European city. These meetings offer unique opportunities to discuss common problems and to share information and experiences. In a time of rapid change, our purpose is to address challenges as they arise, seeking the best solutions for our clients and our colleagues.