Press and Information Division
PRESS RELEASE No 85/03
7 October 2003
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NEW MEMBERS OF THE COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES AND OF
THE COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
FORMAL SITTING ON 6 OCTOBER 2003
By that decision, the terms of office of Mr Claus Gulmann, Mrs Fidelma
Mr Allan Rosas, Mr Romain Schintgen and Mr Vassilios Skouris are renewed. The terms of office of Advocates General Francis Jacobs and Dámaso Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer are also renewed.
The Representatives of the Governments of the Member States also appointed
Mr Koen Lenaerts and Ms Rosario Silva de Lapuerta as Judges of the Court of Justice and Ms Juliane Kokott and Mr Luis Miguel Poiares Pessoa Maduro as Advocates General.
At its meeting of 24 September 2003, the Conference of the Representatives of
the Governments of the Member States appointed Mr Franklin Dehousse as a Judge
at the Court of First Instance for the period from 7 October 2003
to 31 August 2004.
A formal sitting took place yesterday, Monday 6 October 2003, on the occasion
of the end of the term of office and departure of Mr Gil
Carlos Rodríguez Iglesias, President of the Court of Justice, of Mr Melchior Wathelet,
Judge, and of Advocates General Siegbert Alber and Jean Mischo, and the entry
into office of the new Members.
I. Curricula vitae of the new Members of the Court of Justice
Born 1954; lic.iuris, Ph.D. in Law (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven); Master of Laws, Master in Public Administration (Harvard University); Lecturer (1979 to 1983) subsequently Professor of European Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (since 1983); Law clerk at the Court of Justice (1984 to 1985); Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges (1984 to 1989); Member of the Brussels Bar (1986 to 1989); Visiting Professor at the Harvard Law School (1989); Judge at the Court of First Instance of the European Communities from 25 September 1989 to 6 October 2003; Judge at the Court of Justice from 7 October 2003.
Rosario Silva de Lapuerta
Born 1954; Bachelor of Laws (Universidad Complutense, Madrid); Abogado del Estado in Malaga; Abogado del Estado at the Legal Service of the Ministry of Transport, Tourism and Communication and, subsequently, at the Legal Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Abogado del Estado-Head of the State Legal Service dealing with the Court of Justice of the European Communities and Deputy Director-General of the Community and International Legal Assistance Department (Ministry of Justice); Member of the Commission reflection group on the future of the Community judicial system; Head of the Spanish delegation in the "Friends of the Presidency" Group with regard to the reform of the Community judicial system in the Treaty of Nice and of the Council ad hoc working party on the Court of Justice; Professor of Community law at the Diplomatic School. Co-director of the journal "Noticias de la Unión Europea"; Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Communities since 7 October 2003.
Born 1957; Law studies (Universities of Bonn and Geneva); Law degree (Washington University); Doctor in Laws (Heidelberg University, 1985; Harvard University,1990); visiting professor at the University of Berkeley (1991); Professor of German and foreign public law, international law and European law at the University of Düsseldorf (1994); deputy judge at the International Conciliation and Arbitration Court of the Organisation for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE); Deputy Chair of the Federal Government's Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU, 1996); Professor of International Law, International Business Law and European Law in the Law Faculty at the University of St Gallen (1999); Director of the Institute for European and International Business Law at the University of St Gallen (2000); Deputy Director of the Master of Business Law programme at the University of St Gallen (2001); Advocate General at the Court of Justice since 7 October 2003.
Luís Miguel Poiares Pessoa Maduro
Born 1967; degree in law (University of Lisbon, 1990); assistant lecturer (European University Institute, 1991); Doctor in Laws (European University Institute, Florence, 1996); visiting professor (College of Europe, Natolin; Ortega y Gasset Institute, Madrid; Catholic University, Portugal; Institute of European Studies, Macao); Professor (Autonomous University, Lisbon, 1997); Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar (Harvard University, 1998); co-director of the Academy of International Trade Law; co-editor (Hart Series on European Law and Integration, European Law Journal) and member of the editorial board of several law journals; Advocate General at the Court of Justice since 7 October 2003.
II. Curriculum vitae of the new Judge at the Court of First Instance
Born 1959; Law degree (University of Liege, 1981); research fellow (Fonds national de la recherche scientifique); legal advisor to the Chamber of Representatives; Doctor in Laws (University of Strasbourg, 1990); Professor (Universities of Liege and Strasbourg, College of Europe, Institut royal supérieur de Défense, Université de Montesquieu, Bordeaux; Collège Michel Servet of the Universities of Paris; Faculties of Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur); Special Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Director of European Studies of the Royal Institute of International Relations; assesseur at the Council of State; consultant to the European Commission; member of the Internet Observatory; chief editor of Studia Diplomatica; Judge at the Court of First Instance since 7 October 2003.
III. The curricula vitae of the Members whose terms of office have been renewed may be found at the CURIA site at: Http://curia.eu.int/en/instit/presentationfr/index.htm
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