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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 President for 2023.


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First Vice-President: Pierre-Dominique Schupp

Pierre-Dominique Schupp began practising law in 1989 after obtaining a PhD in law. He became an associate and then a partner at Rusconi & Associés. After having been a member of the Disciplinary Commission of the Vaud Bar Association between 1998 and 2001 and then a member of the Council of the Vaud Bar Association between 2001 and 2004, he was elected Vice-President and then President of the Vaud Bar Association between 2006 and 2010. He was then President of the Swiss Bar Association from 2009 to 2015. He became a member of the Swiss delegation to the CCBE in 2016 and worked as an expert in the CCBE Insurance Committee and the European Convention Working Group. In addition to French, he is fluent in English, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.


Second Vice-President: Thierry Wickers

Thierry Wickers has been practising as a lawyer since 1978. Between 1990 and 1998, he was a member and then secretary of the Bordeaux Bar Council. Elected President of the Bordeaux Court of Appeal Bar Council in 2000-2001, he then chaired the Conférence des Bâtonniers in 2004-2005 and the Conseil National des Barreaux (CNB) from 2009 to 2011. He is one of the three authors of Règles et Usages de la profession d'avocat, which is, in France, the reference book on the organisation and deontology of the legal profession. He started his cooperation with the CCBE in 2012, first as a member of the French delegation and two years later as head of delegation. He chaired the CCBE Committee on the Future of the Legal Profession and Legal Services between 2016 and 2022 and also worked as an expert in the Brexit, CCBE Statutes Review and Quality committees and working groups.

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Third Vice-President: Roman Završek

Roman Završek, founder and managing partner at the law firm Završek & Šnajder L.L.C. is also the founder of the Association Adria Legal Group. He graduated in 1997 at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana and specialised in civil and commercial law as well as human rights law. He has performed numerous activities at the Slovenian Bar Association before becoming its President from 2012 until 2021. He has been actively involved in the CCBE work since many years when he became Head and member of the Slovenian delegation to the CCBE in 2012. He has also been chairing the CCBE PECO Committee since June 2020. He was elected as CCBE Third Vice-President in November 2022.


Past Presidents

James MacGUILL
James MacGUILL

2022

Ireland

Margarete von GALEN
Margarete von GALEN

2021

Germany

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