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M. Guy Canivet born 23 September 1943. He was appointed "Juge d’instruction" at Chartres in 1972, "Secrétaire général de la présidente du Tribunal de grande instance de Paris" in 1978, Chamber President at the Paris Court of Appeals in 1991, First Président of this Court in 1996 and then First President of the Cour de Cassation, the Judiciary Supreme Court in 1999. President Guy Canivet, was appointed a member of the Constitutional Court on 22 February 2007. He was associate professor at University Paris V-René Descartes from 1994-2004 and at Sciences-Po Paris (IEP) from 2004-2007 where he taught competition law. President Canivet is also the founder and President of the Association des présidents des cours suprêmes judiciaires de l’Union européenne and a founding member of the Association of European Competition Law Judges. He is a well-know specialist of EU and French competition laws, being AFEC president and authors of numerous articles and books (e. g.: "La Modernisation du droit de la concurrence", LGDJ, 2006).

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