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17 December 2003

New member of the Court of Justice of the European Communities

Formal Sitting on 7 January 2004 at 6 pm in the Court of Justice

By decision of 23 October 2003, the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States appointed Sir Konrad Hermann Theodor Schiemann as a Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities for the period 1 January 2004 to 6 October 2006.

A formal sitting marking the end of the term of office and departure of Mr David Alexander Ogilvy Edward and the entry into office of Sir Konrad will take place on Wednesday 7 January 2004 at 6 pm.

David Alexander Ogilvy Edward

Born 1934; Advocate (Scotland); Queen's Counsel (Scotland); Clerk, and subsequently 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; Judge at the Court of First Instance from 25 September 1989 to 9 March 1992; Judge at the Court of Justice from 10 March 1992 to 31 December 2003.

Konrad Hermann Theodor Schiemann

Born 1937. Law degrees at Cambridge University. Barrister 1964-1980. Queen's Counsel 1980-1986. Justice of the High Court of England and Wales 1986-1995. Lord Justice of Appeal 1995-2003. Bencher from 1985 and Treasurer in 2003 of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. Judge at the Court of Justice from 7 January 2004.

Unofficial document, for media use only, which does not bind the Court of Justice

Available in FR,EN.

For additional information please contact Christopher Fretwell

Tel: (00352) 4303 3355 Fax: (00352) 4303 2731.

A press room with office equipment will be available

Please note:

the use of mobile telephones and other loud electronic devices is not permitted during the ceremony;

the public is requested to remain quiet and seated until the ceremony is over;

if a large number of photographers and cameramen are interested, the Press and Information Division may arrange for a "pool";

photographers and cameramen may not move around the courtroom during the ceremony;

members of the press are kindly requested to use the Thomas More entrance of the Court on Boulevard Konrad Adenauer.




on 7 January 200, 6.00 p.m.

to be returned by fax no later than 12.00 noon on

5 January 2004,

to: (00 352) 43 03-25 00

Contact: Madame Biasia

Tel.: (00 352) 43 03-33 82


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