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Koen Lenaerts re-elected as ECJ president

10.10.2021 From our online archive
He was elected by his peers and will be in office until October 2024
Koen Lenaerts, president of the European Court of Justice
Koen Lenaerts, president of the European Court of Justice
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Koen Lenaerts, who has served as president of the European Court of Justice since 2015, has been re-elected for another terms, until October 2024.

Lenaerts, a Belgian national, was elected by his peers.

Before being elected as president of the EU’s highest court in 2015, Lenaerts was elected

His career started at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium as Doctor of Laws after completing a Master of Laws and a Master in Public Administration at Harvard University. He went on to lecture at the College of Europe in Bruges and was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School.

He began his career at the ECJ in 1984 as legal secretary to a judge. He was later appointed as a judge at the court of first instance of the European Communities and became a judge at the court of justice 14 years later.

He was elected by his peers to the office of president of the Chamber for two successive terms from 2006 to 2012 and to the office of vice-president of the Court of Justice in 2012.

Three years later he became president of the court.

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