Guy Canivet

Guy Canivet is a graduate of the University of Dijon, where he received a Bachelor of Law in 1968 and a post graduate degree in civil and criminal law in 1969.

He was first appointed to the Bench of the Trial Court of Chartres in 1972. After serving as the Secretary-General of the Paris Court of First Instance from 1977 to 1983, he was a Judge of this Court until 1986 when he was elevated to the Court of Appeal of Paris.

In 1994, he was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court and in 1996, he became the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal of Paris, before his appointment as Chief Justice of the Cour de cassation, the French Supreme Court, in July 1999. In March 2007, he was nominated to the Conseil constitutionnel.

Guy Canivet is is a Honorary Bencher of Gray's Inn (London) and a member of numerous professional organisations, including the French Committee of Private International Law and the French Society of Comparative Law of which he was President from 2000 to 2003.

He is currently an adjunct Professor of Law at the Institut d'√Čtudes politiques de Paris and has published many articles on competition and securities law. He also holds Honorary Degrees from University College London, Laval University in Quebec, St Kliment Ohridski University in Sofia, and is to receive a Honorary Degree of law from Far Eastern University in Manilla next october 2006.