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Maciej Szpunar

Maciej Szpunar

Undersecretary of State for legal and treaty affairs. Born in 1971 in Kraków. Graduated from the University of Silesia in Katowice, the Faculty of Law and Administration. In 1996 completed post-graduate studies at the Law Department of the College of Europe in Bruges, followed by Ph.D. studies at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Silesia University in Katowice. Bar traineeship completed in 2001 with an exam and listing at the Bar Register in Katowice. In 2009 obtained a habilitation in Legal Science (specialization: Law of the EU and private international law). From 1996 on, an associate lecturer and professor at the Chair of Civil Law and Private International Law of the Silesia University in Katowice. 2001-2004: an associate in a legal partnership. 2008-2009: an Undersecretary of State in the Office of the Committee for European Integration. Scolar in such institutions as e.g. the Centre of European Legal Studies at the University of Cambridge, the Institute of European Legal Studies “Fernand Dehousse” and the European University Institute in Florence. A Member of the Editorial Board of such periodicals as the “Problems of Private International Law”, the “European Judicial Review” and the “New Europe – Natolin Review”. Active in social associations and organisations: ex. a Member of the Board of “Polish Association for European Law” (FIDE). An author of many publications in the field of European law, civil law, international commercial law and international private law. Free time interests: history; free time activities: sailing, skiing and volleyball. In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Maciej Szpunar is responsible for representing the Polish government before judicial bodies of the EU and the EFTA Court.  Fluent in both English and French.