Thomas HenzeBorn 1965 in Hannover (Germany), after studying law and European legal practice at the Universities of Göttingen, Rouen, and Hannover and after his practical legal training (Referendariat), he joined the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (Legal Service, later Section for the Electricity Supply Industry) in 1998. From 2001 to 2010, he worked as legal secretary (référendaire) at the Court of Justice of the European Union, first in the chambers of Advocate General Siegbert Alber (2001 – 2003), and later in the chambers of Advocate General Juliane Kokott (2003 – 2010). In May 2010, he returned to the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and became head of the division responsible for EU litigation. He has been an agent for the German government in some 200 cases before the EU courts. Thomas Henze mainly works on cases concerning VAT and direct taxation. He has been teaching ECJ procedural law and the Court’s recent case law at the Deutsche Richterakademie (German Judges’ Academy) and the Bundesfinanzakademie (Federal Finance Academy).
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