PRESS RELEASE Nº 5/2004
Formal sitting of 7 January 2004
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By decision of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, Sir
Konrad Hermann Theodor Schiemann has been appointed Judge of the Court of Justice
of the European Communities until 6 October 2006.
He replaces David Alexander Ogilvy Edward, who has held office as Judge of
the Court of Justice of the European Communities since 10 March 1992, having
been a Judge of the Court of First Instance from 1989 to 1992.
A formal hearing took place at the Court on 7 January 2004 to
mark Judge Edward's departure and Sir Konrad Schiemann's taking up of his duties.
David Alexander Ogilvy Edward
born 1934; Advocate (Scotland); Queen's Counsel (Scotland); Clerk, and later Treasurer, of the Faculty of Advocates; President of the Consultative Committee of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Community; Salvesen Professor of European Institutions and Director of the Europa Institute, University of Edinburgh; Special Adviser to the House of Lords' Select Committee on the European Communities; Honorary Bencher at Gray's Inn, London; Judge of the Court of First Instance from 25 September 1989 to 9 March 1992; Judge of the Court of Justice since 10 March 1992.
Konrad Hermann Theodor Schiemann
born 1937; studied law at Cambridge University; Barrister (1964 - 1980); Queen's Counsel (1980 -1986); Judge of the High Court of England and Wales (1986 - 1995); Lord Justice of Appeal (1995 - 2003); senior member since 1985 and Treasurer since 2003 of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple; in office as Judge of the Court of Justice from 8 January 2004.
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