Melchior Wathelet

Melchior Wathelet was the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (Luxembourg) until 2018. From 1977 to 1995, he has held various high-level political functions: deputy member at the Chamber of Representatives, Secretary of State, minister and minister-president of the Region of Wallonia, vice- prime minister, minister of Justice and Economic Affairs, minister of Defense; mayor of Verviers. From 1995 to 2003, Melchior Wathelet was judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union, and he was appointed to this Court as Advocate General in 2012 for a six-year term. He also has an academic career. He is professor of European litigation and European taxation at the Universities of Liege, Leuven, Bourgogne, Luxembourg and Szeged (Hungary). He has taught at Louisiana State University, at the University of Lyon III and at the University of Paris-Dauphine. Melchior Wathelet holds a Master of Economic Science from the University of Liège, and a Master of Laws from Harvard University. In 2010, he was conferred a Docorate Honoris Causa by the University of Paris-Dauphine.

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University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Washington DC)
Compass Lexecon (Brussels)
McDermott Will & Emery (Paris)
ESSEC Business School (Cergy)
European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
University of St. Gallen (St Gall)
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Brussels)
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