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UK adviser to EU's top court wins temporary block on successor's appointment

By Michael Acton and Lewis Crofts
  • 07 Sep 2020 03:41
  • 07 Sep 2020 06:06
The EU’s General Court has issued a temporary order blocking the appointment of Greece’s Athanasios Rantos as an adviser to the bloc’s top court, following a legal challenge from UK Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston.
Rantos was due to take over Sharpston’s role on Sept. 7, but Sharpston has filed

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Michael Acton

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Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

Lewis Crofts


Lewis leads MLex's editorial strategy, content direction, quality and development. He has a reputation for breaking stories and providing analysis on complex legal disputes before regulators and courts around the globe. He has also developed MLex's unrivalled coverage of competition policy, litigation, regulation, Brexit and international investigations.

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