UEFA is pleased to announce today that Pierre Cornu, the general prosecutor of the Swiss canton of Neuchatel, has been appointed as the European body's chief legal counsel for integrity and regulatory affairs.
Pierre Cornu will join UEFA's legal division, headed by the director of legal affairs, Alasdair Bell, in June 2011.
After graduating from Neuchatel University in 1983, Pierre Cornu received his lawyer's licence in 1985 following a two-year stint at a law office. He then became an investigating magistrate in Neuchatel for a period of ten years before being elected as general prosecutor in 1997, a position he will hold until joining UEFA.
Through his many years of experience in Swiss law, Pierre Cornu has been heavily involved with various sporting disciplinary bodies, most notably serving as president on the Swiss Football Association's (SFV-ASF) sports court since 2009, and from 1993 to 2009 as president of the SFV-ASF control and disciplinary committee.
In his new post of chief legal counsel for integrity and regulatory affairs, Pierre Cornu will head up the team looking after sports legal services and the sporting disciplinary unit.
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