Judge Eugène ButtigiegJudge, General Court at European Court of Justice
Eugène Buttigieg has been serving as a judge at the EU’s General Court in Luxembourg since 2012. He graduated in law from the University of Malta in 1986 and went on to obtain an LL.M. in European Legal Studies at the University of Exeter in 1991 and a Ph.D. at the University of London in 2004. He began his professional career in the Maltese Government legal service (1987-1994) and subsequently embarked on an academic career during which, as Professor and holder of a Jean Monnet Chair in EU law at the University of Malta, he was involved in teaching and research in the fields of EU law, competition law, consumer law and intellectual property. He is the author of numerous publications in these fields. He has been a visiting professor in a number of other universities, amongst which Queen Mary University of London (Visiting Professor of Competition Law since 2016).
In addition to his academic activities, he was a legal advisor on EU law and competition law in the private sector and also served as legal advisor in the Maltese Ministry of the Economy and the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority from 2000 to 2012. Moreover, he was a member of the Copyright Board (Malta) from 1994 to 2005 and a member of the Malta Resources Authority from 2001 to 2009.