With the EU rules on competition law becoming increasingly stringent the Board of ECG decided in May 2011 to take some formal legal advice for the general guidance of members and especially with regard to internal meetings and discussions. A leading law firm in Brussels specialising in this field, Van Bael & Bellis, was selected and asked to produce two documents. One was a general briefing note on the subject of competition law as it relates to the activities of the association and the other was a briefing specifically for use in internal meetings. Following this some supplementary questions were asked and clarification received. All three of these documents can be accessed here (for members only).