Prof. Pierre-Henri Conac

Acting Director, LCEL, Max Planck Fellow, MPI Hambourg, University of Luxembourg

Pierre-Henri Conac, a French and Luxembourg national, is Professor of Financial Markets Law at the University of Luxembourg where he founded the Master 2 in European Banking and Financial Law in 2007. From 1999 to 2006, he was Associate Professor of Law at the University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne). He graduated from the University of Paris 1 in business law (1991), from HEC School of Management (1990) and from the Institute of Political Studies of Paris (1994). He also earned an LL.M. from Columbia Law School (1995).


Pierre-Henri Conac is the author of ‘The regulation of securities markets by the French Commission des opérations de bourse (COB) and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’ which was awarded several prizes. He has written numerous articles on European, Luxembourg and French corporate securities law, in French, English, German and Spanish and co-edited several books with national and international publishers.


He has been member of many academic and official working groups in these areas, including the EU Commission DG Markt Informal Company Law Expert Group (ICLEG). Since 2017, he is also the chair of the European Model Company Act (EMCA) Group. From 2011 to 2016 the new European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), appointed him twice to its consultative Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (SMSG). He has been involved in policy making in financial, banking and company law in Luxembourg and at the European Union level.


He participates regularly at conferences in Luxembourg and internationally. He has also been visiting researcher at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (2019), the University of Cambridge (2017), the Hoover Institution (Stanford, 2014) and Aarhus University (2010).

He is scientific director of the Revue Pratique de Droit des Affaires (Legitech), managing editor of the Revue des Sociétés (Dalloz) and co-chief managing editor of the European Company and Financial Law Review (De Gruyter).


7 March: 15:15 – 16:00

Moderated Session
The Future of Regulatory Compliance

8 March: 14:00 – 14:50

Breakout Session 4
The Progress and Challenges of the Capital Markets Union