Press Release

Vinge partner Carl Wetter confirmed as Judge of the EU General Court

February 19, 2013

One of Vinge’s senior partners has been formally confirmed as a judge of the General Court which sits in Luxembourg. He will be the first Swedish attorney to serve as a member of the General Court when he is formally sworn in on 18 March 2013.

Carl Wetter was nominated by the Swedish government on 6 December 2012 and has thereafter undergone an interview before the Article 255 panel at the Conseil d’État in Paris. The panel consisted of the chairman of the Conseil d’État, a justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, the chairman of the Danish Supreme Court, the chairman of the Hungarian Supreme Administrative Court, a former justice of the Court of Justice of the European Union and a former justice of the General Court. 

“We are extremely proud that Carl has now been appointed as the Swedish member of the General Court. Since 1983, Carl has been instrumental in the development of Sweden’s finest EU and competition law group here at Vinge. He is an extremely good lawyer and valued colleague and we wish him every success in Luxembourg” say Maria-Pia Hope, Vinge’s Managing Partner.

“It is going to be very exciting to swap roles and embark upon a new career at such a late stage in life,” says Carl Wetter. “At the same time, I can look back upon a fantastic time at Vinge and I am proud of the fact that I have contributed to the development of Vinge’s competence within EU and competition law.” 

Carl Wetter will be sworn in as a judge of the General Court in Luxembourg on 18 March this year following a formal vote by the EU Member States. Following his appointment as a judge of the General Court, Carl will resign as a member of the Swedish Bar Association and conclude his 30-year career as a Vinge partner.

For more information, please contact 
Anna Rasin, Vinge’s Head of Marketing and Communications, +46 (0)70 714 30 29  

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