André PRÜM


Luxembourg (LU)

+352 447272


English, French, German, Luxembourgish

Practice area

  • Art Law
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Finance and Banking
  • Information Technology
  • Investment Dispute
  • Joint Ventures / Consortia / Shareholder Agreements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions


Educational/ Current position / Professional Experience

André PRÜM is Professor of law in at the University of Luxembourg since 2005 where he holds the Chair in Financial and Business Law and a member of the Luxembourg bar association. He served as founding Dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg for seven years until 2012. He also qualified as French Law professor (Professeur agrégé des Facultés de droit de France) since 1995 and holds an honorary doctorate from the University Laval, Québec-City. 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. He held a full professor position at the University of Lorraine, France from 1995-2005.

André Prüm’s research areas focus on European Banking and Financial law, Luxembourg and French Business Law, European Company Law and Corporate Governance, Transnational commercial law, Luxembourg and European contract law. He is the author of several books and publishes regularly on those topics in European and international legal journals. During the last twenty years, André Prüm has been strongly involved in the modernization of Luxembourg’s legal infrastructure. The government of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg requested him to prepare major reforms of Luxembourg business law.

For a detailed CV see:

Arbitration Experience

6 cases heard as arbitrator, 2 of which as Chair of the tribunal, in corporate law, contract law and shareholders agreement under the ICC, Luxembourg Centre of Arbitration, and ad hoc arbitration rules

Luxembourg law expert in several ICSID arbitrations and other international arbitrations in France, the UK and the US.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

• Les garanties à première demande, essai sur l’autonomie, Paris, LITEC 1994
• Relations Banques – Entreprises, Editions Francis Lefebvre, Paris, 2003 en collaboration avec P. Leclercq et R. Mourier
• In the Shadow of the Banks … A l’ombre des banques … Editions Yvon Blais, Thompson Reuters Canada, 2014, ISBN : 978-2-89635-911-0

Edited Books
• Principles of European Contract Law, Part III, prepared by the Commission on European Contract Law, edited by O. Lando, E. Clive, R. Zimmermann and A. Prüm, Kluwer Law International, 2003
• Le commerce électronique en droit luxembourgeois, Larcier 2005
• Trust & Fiducie, La Convention de la Haye et la nouvelle legislation luxembourgeoise, direction scientifique A. Prüm et C. Witz, Montchrestien, Grands colloques, 2005
• La titrisation, A. Prüm, Anthémis, Bruxelles, 2008
• Le nouveau droit luxembourgeois des sociétés, Larcier 2008
• Cent ans de droit luxembourgeois des sociétés, Larcier, 2016
• La réforme du droit luxembourgeois des sociétés, Larcier 2017

Selection of recent Refereed Journal Articles & Book Chapters
• La Banque Centrale Européenne face aux crypto monnaies, défis et opportunité?, in Mélanges en l’honneur du professeur Bernard Teyssie, LexisNexis, Paris 2019 (in press)
• Faut-Il Réformer Le Droit Luxembourgeois Des Contrats? In Mélanges en l’honneur du professeur Claude Witz, LexisNexis, Paris, 2018, p. 701-723
• Ignorance, Debt and Cryptocurrencies: The Old and the New in the Law and Economics of Concurrent Currencies, with Hossein Nabilou, forthcoming in Journal of Financial Regulation
• De nouveaux espaces de liberté dans le droit des sociétés luxembourgeois, with Isabelle Corbisier, in La réforme du droit luxembourgeois des sociétés, A. Prüm (ed), Larcier 2017, p.29-73
• La transplantation de la société par actions simplifiée (SAS) dans le droit des sociétés luxembourgeois, in Mélanges en l’honneur de Jean-Jacques Daigre, LexisNexis, Paris, 2017,
• Brexit: Options for Banks from the UK to Access the EU Market, in Dennis Faber, Ben Schuijling and Niels Vermunt (eds.), Trust and good faith across borders – Liber amicorum prof. dr. S.C.J.J. Kortmann, Series Law of Business and Finance, Volume 15, Kluwer 2017,
• Cent ans de contentieux en droit des sociétés, in Cent Ans de droit luxembourgeois des sociétés, A. Prüm (ed), Larcier 2016, p.349-364
• The European Union in Crisis and the Efficient Capital Markets Hypothesis,, Columbia Journal of European Law, vol 20, n°1, Fall 2013

For a full list of publications see: click here


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