A professional specialisation and proven track record in crisis and litigation communications
A commitment to the principle that clients benefit from senior practitioners’ hands-on involvement in client work
An ability to assess the interests and needs of all stakeholders to deliver effective and efficient communications
A preference for affiliation with other independently owned ‘local champions’ as the best framework for delivering results overseas.
Our aim is simple: regardless of its locale, when a crisis occurs or conflicting interests develop, CLCA clients will benefit from the know-how of our individual member firms acting together to provide seamless and timely communications counsel in times of difficulty or dispute.
NAÏMA Strategic Legal Services GmbH
NAÏMA Strategic Legal Services GmbH has joined the CLCA as its new member firm in Germany. Founded by Uwe Wolff, it has a 15 year track record of working on Litigation PR mandates for companies, financial institutions, NGOs, associations and prominent individuals in Germany. Mr Wolff also wrote the first book in Germany on litigation PR "In the Name of the Public Opinion - Litigation PR as a Strategic Instrument in Legal Disputes". NAÏMA Strategic Legal Services GmbH is based in Berlin but has a Brussels office too.
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CLCA announces new US member firm LEVICK
LEVICK, the leading crisis, litigation and public affairs communications firm in North America, has joined the CLCA as its newest member firm. LEVICK has an unrivalled pedigree and employs nearly 50 professionals in Washington DC, New York, Chicago, and Toronto. LEVICK has an outstanding reputation and a rich experience of crisis and legal disputes ranging from criminal or regulatory matters on Wall Street to multi-party action following environmental disasters.
More information can be downloaded here.
The growing trend of collective claims in Holland
Margaret van Kempen, of CLCA’s member firm in the Netherlands, finds this article by Dutch liability law Professor Dr Bauw very interesting for the debate it summarises about the growing trend of collective claims in Holland. Although Professor Bauw is not necessarily against a claim culture, he is critical about commercial driven claim vehicles that do not comply with the Dutch Claim Code.
A translation of the article can be downloaded here.
CLCA’s Germany member quoted by Bloomberg
CLC Alliance member Stephan Holzinger based in Munich comments to Bloomberg on the Aldi familial dispute whereby the family normally obsessed with secrecy has allowed a dispute about art, vintage cars and a multimillion-dollar allowance to spill into public view.
“It’s grotesque that Theo Albrecht is attacking his sister-in-law invoking the company’s reputation,” says Stephan Holzinger, a Munich litigation adviser who isn’t involved in the dispute. “Aldi’s reputation has been more damaged by the mudslinging.”
SMJ speaks at Austrian Judiciary Conference
Patrick Minar, a partner at SMJ Consulting CLCA's member firm in Austria, recently spoke at the Austrian Judiciary Conference held 4-8 May 2016 in Vienna and attended by 150 members of the court system and legal profession.
He delivered a lecture on the growing importance of Litigation PR.
Download the full speech here
Aria Partners joins CLCA
The CLCA is delighted to welcome a new member firm for France – Aria Partners, the leading and highly respected crisis, litigation PR and corporate communications agency based in Paris. Founded by Jean de Belot, Aria Partners has been involved in some of France’s highest profile crisis and litigation matters in recent years from the rogue trader Kerviel case where it advised French bank Société Générale through to the PIP Implant case where Aria supported Rheinland TUV, the company who inspected the manufacturing process of the implants. Aria Partners is an independent PR firm, with unrivalled experience of litigation cases in the French market. It is trusted on sensitive and significant reputational matters by corporates and lawyers alike. The CLCA is very pleased to add this calibre firm to its network. Read more