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News CNUE, 1 December 2022

Election of Mr. Lionel Galliez as President of the International Union of Notaries

Mr Lionel Galliez, a notary in Paris, was elected President of the International Union of Notaries (UINL) at the General Assembly of the organisation held in Cancun, Mexico. Lionel Galliez will officially take office on 1 January 2023 for a three-year term. During his term of office, he aims to:

  • defend the specificity of the notarial model and the diversity of our legal systems;
  • extend and deepen the competences of member notariats of the European Union;
  • establish a foundation of doctrine to strengthen the Union’s action.

Mr Lionel Galliez, 52, has been a notary since 1999 in Mussidan and then in Paris. From 2016 to 2022, he was Counsellor of the President of the Conseil Supérieur du Notariat for international affairs and, in 2011, Chairman of the Commission of the 107th Congress of Notaries of France. From 2020 to 2022, he was Vice-President of the UINL for Europe and, since 2014, General Councillor (France) and Chairman of the Working Group on Partnership with International Organisations. Mr Lionel Galliez was the President of the 28th International Congress of Notariat held in Paris in 2016, and he was also the delegate of the Conseil Supérieur du Notariat to the United Nations and the World Bank between 2010 and 2022. He won the Ducret Prize for the report on the 26th Congress and he was also a member of the FAO Committee of Experts for the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land from 2010 to 2012, rapporteur for the French Notariat of the 26th World Congress of Notaries in Marrakech in 2010 and finally, expert for the European Union to the Ministries of Justice of Lebanon, Vietnam and Tunisia from 2008 to 2010.

About the International Union of Notaries (UINL)
The International Union of Notaries is an international non-governmental organisation, created to promote, coordinate and develop the function and activities of notaries throughout the world. Formed by 19 countries at the time of its establishment in 1949, It now includes 91 members, of which 22 out of the 28 members of the European Union and 14 out of the 19 of the G20. The Union accounts for about two-thirds of the planet’s population.

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