The event was attended by more than 200 participants (in person and online) and high-level speakers. The first panel, dedicated to the new proposed directive, included Maria-Manuel Leitão-Marques, Member of the European Parliament and shadow rapporteur for the new directive, and Ralf Sauer, Deputy Head of the Company Law Unit at the European Commission. In the second panel, MEP Andreas Schwab, rapporteur for the Digital Market Act, Simona Constantin, Deputy Head of Cabinet of Vice-President of the European Commission Věra Jourová, and Jens Bormann, President of the German Federal Chamber of Notaries, discussed with experts from the field what challenges and opportunities digitization brings in the field of justice.
CNUE President Peter Stelmaszczyk reiterated his support for the European Commission's proposed directive, which aims in particular at:
- More digitalization and less unnecessary formalities;
- Strengthening business registers and simplifying cross-border procedures.
- Ensuring legal certainty and reliability and preventing illegal activities.
Peter Stelmaszczyk welcomed the European Commission's initiative to facilitate the activities of companies in the internal market and stressed that this proposal must ensure that the current high standards of registers are not undermined. Public authorities (courts, administrative authorities and/or notaries) offer themselves as reliable and committed partners in this regard.
The new directive proposal is part of a broader package of measures by the European Commission to move the EU towards a more digital economy. The second panel therefore engaged in a lively discussion on the benefits and risks of current initiatives such as the Digital Market Act, the revision of the e-IDAS regulation, the regulation on cross-border judicial cooperation and the new law on artificial intelligence.
For more information on the conference, please visit: www.notariesofeurope-conference.eu
The video recording of the conference will be available in the coming days.