The European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers was established in 2016 as a sub-association of the European Criminal Bar Association.

National laws relating to fraud, economic crime and compliance are no longer limited to a domestic level and they can often have a reach over multiple jurisdictions.  More than ever before, countries throughout Europe are now working together to tackle issues such as fraud, bribery, corruption, money laundering and tax evasion.  This has resulted in enhanced communication between jurisdictions and the need for many lawyers throughout Europe to work together.  The EFCL provides a platform for members to meet, share knowledge, work together and expand professional networks.