Legal Service


Legal Service has a leading role in a Union primarily based on democracy, the rule of law and respect for fundamental rights. It advises Parliament on legal questions and represents it in legal cases.

Its main tasks are:
  • providing legal assistance for Parliament's political bodies (the President, the Bureau, the Conference of Presidents, the Conference of Committee Chairmen, the Conference of Delegation Chairmen, the College of Quaestors and the committees) and for its Secretariat
  • helping the committees with their legislative work
  • representing the European Parliament in European and national courts
Jurisconsult of the European Parliament
Directorate A Director: Ricardo PASSOS Directorate for Institutional and Parliamentary Affairs
Directorate B Director: María GÓMEZ-LEAL (acting) Directorate for Legislative Affairs
Directorate C Director: Didier PETERSHEIM Directorate for Administrative and Financial Affairs
European Parliament
Addresses and telephone numbers
  • Bruxelles - Brussels
  • rue Wiertz
    B-1047 Brussel
    Building: PHS 11B11
  • Central Switchboard
    Phone: + 32 / (0) 2 28 4 21 11
  • Luxembourg
  • Plateau du Kirchberg
    B.P. 1601
    L-2929 Luxembourg
    Building: KAD 07A001
  • Central Switchboard
    Phone: + 352 / 4300 1
  • Strasbourg
  • 1, avenue du Président Robert Schuman
    CS 91024
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Building: LOW 14055
  • Central Switchboard
    Phone: + 33 / (0) 3 88 17 40 01