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President: Margarete von Galen

Margarete von Galen has been practicing as a lawyer in Berlin since 1983 and as a specialist lawyer in criminal law since 1998. Alongside with her activities as a criminal defence lawyer she advises on compliance issues and acts as External Ombudsperson for several companies. She has published essays and decision notes as well as having contributed to publications in the field of criminal law. From 2004-2009, she was President of the Berlin Bar. She has been a judge at the Constitutional Court of the State of Berlin since 2014. In 2008, she joined the Criminal Law Committee of the CCBE and, from 2015-2017, she was a member of the German CCBE Delegation.

 

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First Vice-President: James MacGuill

James MacGuill, Managing Partner at MacGuill and Company, was admitted to the role of solicitor in 1986 and was appointed a Notary Public in 1996. He has been in private practice ever since as a litigator with an emphasis on public law, especially criminal law. He has been actively involved in The Law Society of Ireland, has chaired many of its committees and served as President of the Law Society in 2007-2008. He joined the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe in 2008, where he was Head of the Irish Delegation and, later, Chair of its Criminal Law Committee until January 2019.


Second Vice-President: Panagiotis Perakis

After his studies in Greece (Athens Law University) and France (University of Montpellier, DEA in computer law), Panagiotis Perakis started his career as a lawyer providing legal services in both advisory and judicial proceedings. Over the years, he became an expert in Greek Corporate Law and continued practicing other areas of law gaining extensive experience in multiple kinds of cases, as well as dispute resolution procedures. At the same time, he has served as an independent legal expert of the EU Commission for years, on the resolving and regulation of new legal issues arising by the changing Information and Telecommunications technologies. Since 2011, he has been an elected member of the Executive Board of the Athens Bar. Mr. Perakis was the Chair of the CCBE Access to Justice Committee since February 2015, the Head of the Greek Delegation in 2019, and elected as CCBE Third Vice-President in 2020.

 

 

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Third Vice-President: Pierre-Dominique Schupp

Mr. Pierre-Dominique Schupp is a permanent member of the Swiss delegation to the CCBE since 2016. He could demonstrate its competences in the international working group on the insurances. 

Due to its particular high language skills, Pierre-Dominique can easily communicate in French, German, English, Spanish and Portuguese. 


Past Presidents

Ranko PELICARIĆ
Ranko PELICARIĆ

2020

Croatia

José DE FREITAS
José DE FREITAS

2019

Portugal

Antonín MOKRY
Antonín MOKRY

2018

Czech Republic

Ruthven GEMMELL WS
Ruthven GEMMELL WS

2017

United Kingdom

Michel BENICHOU
Michel BENICHOU

2016

France

Maria SLAZAK
Maria SLAZAK

2015

Poland

Aldo BULGARELLI
Aldo BULGARELLI

2014

Italy

Evangelos TSOUROULIS
Evangelos TSOUROULIS

2013

Greece

Marcella PRUNBAUER-GLASER
Marcella PRUNBAUER-GLASER

2012

Austria

Georges-Albert DAL
Georges-Albert DAL

2011

Belgium

José-María DAVÓ-FERNÁNDEZ
José-María DAVÓ-FERNÁNDEZ

2010

Spain

Anne Birgitte GAMMELJORD
Anne Birgitte GAMMELJORD

2009

Denmark

Péter KÖVES
Péter KÖVES

2008

Hungary

Colin TYRE
Colin TYRE

2007

United Kingdom

Manuel CAVALEIRO BRANDÃO
Manuel CAVALEIRO BRANDÃO

2006

Portugal

Bernard VATIER
Bernard VATIER

2005

France

Hans Juergen HELLWIG
Hans Juergen HELLWIG

2004

Germany

Helge Jakob KOLRUD†
Helge Jakob KOLRUD†

2003

Norway

John FISH
John FISH

2002

Ireland

Rupert WOLFF
Rupert WOLFF

2001

Austria

Dag WERSÉN
Dag WERSÉN

2000

Sweden

Sotiris FELIOS
Sotiris FELIOS

1999

Greece

Michel GOUT
Michel GOUT

1998

France

Michel van DOOSSELAERE†
Michel van DOOSSELAERE†

1997

Belgium

Ramón MULLERAT†
Ramón MULLERAT†

1996

Spain

Heinz WEIL
Heinz WEIL

1995

France

Niels FISCH-THOMSEN†
Niels FISCH-THOMSEN†

1994

Denmark

John TOULMIN†
John TOULMIN†

1993

United Kingdom

José Manuel COEHLO RIBEIRO†
José Manuel COEHLO RIBEIRO†

1992

Portugal

Piet A. WACKIE EYSTEN
Piet A. WACKIE EYSTEN

1991

The Netherlands

Gianni MANCA†
Gianni MANCA†

1990

Italy

Nicholas KOUTROUBIS
Nicholas KOUTROUBIS

1989

Greece

Denis de RICCI†
Denis de RICCI†

1988

France

Jürgen GRØNBORG†
Jürgen GRØNBORG†

1987

Denmark

John D. COOKE
John D. COOKE

1985-1986

Ireland

Louis SCHILTZ†
Louis SCHILTZ†

1983-1984

Luxembourg

Heinrich HÜCHTING
Heinrich HÜCHTING

1981-1982

Germany

David A.O. EDWARD
David A.O. EDWARD

1978-1980

United Kingdom

Albert BRUNOIS†
Albert BRUNOIS†

1976-1977

France

Peter J. W. de BRAUW†
Peter J. W. de BRAUW†

1974-1975

The Netherlands

Achille de GRYSE†
Achille de GRYSE†

1970-1973

Belgium

Ercole GRAZIADEI†
Ercole GRAZIADEI†

1966-1969

Italy