About Me

André PRÜM is Professor of law at the University of Luxembourg where he holds the Chair in Financial and Business Law.

He served as founding Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg for seven years until 2012 building it up to become the largest faculty of the university.

In June 2014, the University Laval, Québec-City, Canada awarded him an honorary doctorate “for his outstanding contribution to legal science as well as his leadership in university management”.

He is regularly invited as visiting professor, most recently by Columbia Law School in New York, the Université Laval in Québec, the European University Institute in Florence, the University of Paris I Sorbonne and the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. Qualified as French Law professor (Professeur agrégé des Facultés de droit de France), he held, before joining the University of Luxembourg, a position at the University of Lorraine (1995-2005).

His research areas focus on European Banking and Financial law, Luxembourg and French Business Law, European Company Law and Corporate Governance, Transnational commercial law, Contract and Tort law. In October 2018, he was elected to the European Banking Authority’s Banking Stakeholder Group among Europe’s top ranked academics.

At the request of government of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg he has prepared major reforms of Luxembourg business law.

He regularly issues legal opinions on Luxembourg, French and European law and serves as an arbitrator in international and national litigations.

Languages : English, French, German, Luxemburgish

Academic Positions

  • Present2005

    Professor of Law / Chair Financial and Business law

    University of Luxembourg

  • Present1995

    “Professeur agrégé”

    Facultés de droit de France

  • 20122005

    Founding Dean

    Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance - University of Luxembourg

Education

  • Professorship 1995

    Concours national d’agrégation en droit privé

    France

  • PhD Law 1992

    PhD in Private Law

    University of Montpellier I, France

  • Bar 1986 & 1992

    Bar Exam

    Bar exam in France and Luxembourg

  • Masters 1985

    Advanced master in Private Law & Advanced master in Information Technologies and Law

    University of Montpellier I, France

  • LLM 1984

    LLM in Business law

    University of Montpellier I, France

Honors - Academic Positions - Professional Experience

  • Present - 2018
    European Banking Authority
    Independent academic expert of the Banking Stakeholder Group
  • Present - 2005
    University Panthéon-Assas, Paris

    Visiting professor in banking and financial law.

  • June 2014
    Doctorate Honoris Causa in Law
    The University Laval, Québec-City, Canada awarded André Prüm an honorary doctorate “for his outstanding contribution to legal science as well as his leadership in university management”
  • April-May 2013
    Columbia Law School
    Visiting professor at Columbia Law School, Columbia University, New York
  • October 2012-January 2013
    European University Institute, Fiesole (Italy)
    Robert Schuman fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Global governance programme, European University Institute, Fiesole (Italy)
  • 2007-2013
    University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne
    visiting professor at the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • 2005-2012
    Founding Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg

  • 1996-2005
    Centre de Recherche Public Gabriel Lippmann
    Founder and Head of the Research Laboratory in Economic Law of the Centre de Recherche Public Gabriel Lippmann, Luxembourg
  • 1995-2005
    University of Lorraine
    Professor in Private Law at the University of Lorraine (Nancy2), France
  • 1998-2003
    Commission des Pratiques Restrictives de Concurrence
    Member of the Commission des Pratiques Restrictives de Concurrence of the Luxembourg Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade (today National Competition Council)
  • June 1995
    Concours national d’agrégation
    June 1995 : Admitted as Qualified Law professor of the French Universities (Concours national d’agrégation de l’Enseignement supérieur en droit privé et sciences criminelles
  • 1996-1995
    Independent advisor AXA Insurance Group, Paris

  • 1992–1995
    Jean Monnet Law School, University of Paris XI
    Associate Professor (Maître de conférences), Jean Monnet Law School, University of Paris XI
  • 1995-1992
    Of counsel, Banque Paribas
    Of counsel, Banque Paribas, Paris
  • 1992-1986
    Lawyer / Litigator
    Lawyer / Litigator, Bar of Montpellier, France

Directorships

  • Present – 1996
    Independent Board member of AXA Luxembourg
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    Independent Board member of AXA Luxembourg S.A., AXA Assurances Luxembourg S.A. and AXA Assurances Vie Luxembourg S.A. and chair of the audit committee (2013-present)
  • Present – 2014
    Independent Board member of Credit Suisse (Luxembourg)
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    Independent Board member of Credit Suisse (Luxembourg) S.A. and chair of the audit and risk committee (2014-present)
  • Present – 2008
    Independent Board member of KNEIP Communications S.A.
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    Independent Board member of KNEIP Communications S.A., a Luxembourg based company active in the financial sector (www.kneip.com)

  • Present – 2016
    Independent Board member of Cluster Management S.A.

    Independent Board member of Cluster Management S.A., General Partner of Cluster S.C.A. – SICAV-SIF, a regulated real estate fund

  • Present - 2015
    Founding Board Member of Luxembourg Art Law and Art Finance Association
    Founding Member and Board Member of LAFA
  • 2012-2007
    Board Member of Ecouter pour Mieux s’Entendre
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    Board Member of Ecouter pour Mieux s’Entendre, a charity foundation

Scientific Societies

  • Present – 2002
    Institut Grand-Ducal
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    President of the Institut Grand-Ducal (2016-2017)
    President of the Section des sciences morales et politiques since 2014
  • Present –
    International Academy of Comparative law
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    Académie internationale de droit comparé

    http://iuscomparatum.info

  • Present –
    European Society for Banking and Financial Law
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    Association Européenne pour le Droit Bancaire et Financier, AEDBF www.aedbf.eu

  • Present – 2015
    European Banking Institute
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    member of the academic board

    www.ebi-edu.eu

  • Present -
    Association Henri Capitant des amis de la culture juridique française
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    www.henricapitant.org