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André Prüm

Robert Schuman/GGP Fellows


University of Luxembourg




 Research project

Comparing from a legal perspective recent trends in regulating banks and financial markets


Biographical note

Born in 1961, André Prüm is Professor at the University of Luxembourg where he holds the chair of Financial and Business Law and served as founding Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance from 2005 till 2012.

André Prüm’s research areas focus on banking and financial law, transnational commercial law and European contract law. He is the author of several books and publishes regularly on those topics in European legal journals like the “Revue de Droit Bancaire et Financier” (LexisNexis) or the “Corporate Finance and Capital Markets Law Review” (Thompson-Transactive). Together with Ole Lando, Eric Clive and Reinhard Zimmermann he has edited the Principles of European Contract Law, Part III, prepared by the Commission on European Contract Law (Kluwer Law International, 2003).

During the last fifteen years, André Prüm has been strongly involved in the modernization of Luxembourg’s legal infrastructure. In 1996, he created the Luxembourg Laboratory of Economic Law. The government of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg has mandated him to prepare major reforms of Luxembourg business law leading in particular to a complete overhaul of company law, the introduction of the law on securitization, the first law on electronic commerce, a law on trusts and fiduciary contracts as well as a reform of competition law. André Prüm has been recognized for this work as one of the top 100 most influential persons in Luxembourg (Paperjam Top 100, January 2011, rank 66/100).

He received his PhD in law in 1992 from the University of Montpellier (France) obtaining the highest reward for his research on the “Autonomy of Guarantees on First Demand”. In 1992 he was appointed Associate Professor (“maître de conferences”) at the University of Paris XI where he was granted, in 1994, the approval to direct research (“habilitation à diriger les recherches”). In 1995 he was successful in the French National Competition for Law Professors (“concours national d’agrégation”) to become a qualified law professor (“professeur agrégé des facultés de droit”) and was offered a Chair in commercial law at the University of Nancy 2. Since his appointment at the University of Luxembourg he continues to act as a visiting professor at the University of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne and at the University of Paris 2, Panthéon-Assas where he teaches European banking and financial law.

André Prüm’s teaching and research activities build on practical experience in counseling and arbitration. He serves as a board member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), AXA Luxembourg, KNEIP Communication and “Ecouter pour Mieux s’Entendre”, a charity foundation. He is also a member of the Independent Panel of the European Central Bank. Before becoming a full-time University professor, he was a practicing lawyer in France and a member of the Paribas SA’s international legal team.