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Court of Justice of the European Union

PRESS RELEASE No 155/12

Luxembourg, 28 November 2012

Formal sitting of the Court of Justice

Entry into office of a new Advocate General to the Court of Justice

Formal sitting of 28 November 2012

By decision of 25 April 2012, the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States appointed as Advocate General to the Court of Justice, for the period from 7 October 2012 to 6 October 2018, Mr Nils Wahl, Judge at the General Court since 7 October 2006, replacing Mrs Verica Trstenjak.

A formal sitting of the Court of Justice was held today on the occasion of the departure from office of Verica Trstenjak and the entry into office of Nils Wahl.

Curriculum vitae of Nils Wahl

Born 1961; Master of Laws, University of Stockholm (1987); Doctor of Laws, University of Stockholm (1995); Associate Professor (docent) and holder of the Jean Monnet Chair of European Law (1995); Professor of European Law, University of Stockholm (2001); assistant lawyer in private practice (1987-89); Managing Director of an educational foundation (1993-2004); Chairman of the Nätverket för europarättslig forskning (Swedish Network for European Legal Research) (2001-06); member of the Rådet för konkurrensfrågor (Council for Competition Law Matters) (2001-06); Assigned Judge at the Hovrätten över Skåne och Blekinge (Court of Appeal for Skåne and Blekinge) (2005); Judge at the General Court from 7 October 2006 to 28 November 2012; Advocate General at the Court of Justice since 28 November 2012.

Unofficial document for media use, not binding on the Court of Justice.

Press contact: Christopher Fretwell (+352) 4303 3355

Images of the formal sitting are available on ‘Europe by Satellite (+32) 2 2964106


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