After the partial renewal of the composition of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Maciej Zpunar (First Advocate General in the Court of Justice of the European Union) has been appointed the first public defender of the CJEU. The attorney generals elected from among them for a term of office extending from October 8 to October 6, 2024.

After a partial renewal of the formation of the Court of Justice Maciej Szpunar (First Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union) was the first Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union. The attorney generals elected from among them for a term of office extending from October 8 to October 6, 2024.

Maciej Szpunar was born in 1971 in Krakow (Poland). In 1995, he graduated in law from the University of Silesia (Poland), and in 1996 from the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). In 2000 he defended his doctoral thesis in law, in 2009 he became a qualified doctor of legal sciences, and in 2013 – a professor of law at the University of Silesia.

– In 1998 he conducted an academic activity at Jesus College, Cambridge (UK) as a “Visiting Researcher”, then in 1999 at the University of Liege (University of Liege, Belgium) and in 2003 at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy). In 2001, he became a member of the Katowice Bar Association and began his legal practice, which he directed until 2008. At that time, he was also a member of the international law team of the Commission on Civil Law Codification of the Polish Minister of Justice – we read in the statement of the Court of Justice.

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