Professor Pierre-Henri Conac


Professor Dr. Pierre-Henri Conac has been appointed a Max Planck Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law in November 2020. Prof. Pierre-Henri Conac is also a Professor of Financial Markets Law at the University of Luxembourg, where he founded the Master 2 in European Banking and Financial Law. 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).

Prof. 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. His research areas deal principally with securities and company law, at national and EU level, as well as comparative law in these fields, especially with the United States. He has written numerous articles on corporate, securities and comparative law, in French, English, German and Spanish and co-edited several books with national and international publishers. 

Prof. Pierre-Henri Conac has been member of several working groups in these areas, including the EU Commission Reflection Group on the Future of EU Company Law of 2011 and the DG Markt Informal Company Law Expert Group (ICLEG) in 2014. In 2020, he was appointed by the DG Justice to the new ICLEG. Since 2017, he is also the chair of the European Model Company Act (EMCA) Group ( From 2011 to 2016 the Board of Supervisors of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), appointed him twice to its consultative Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (SMSG).

Prof. Pierre-Henri Conac has been involved in policy making in financial law, banking law and company law at the EU level and at the national level. He participates regularly at conferences on those topics in Europe and internationally. He has been visiting researcher at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (2019), the University of Cambridge (2017), the Hoover Institution (Stanford, 2014) and Aarhus University (2010). He has been invited to teach at seminars at the Universities of Oxford (2014), Penn Law (2014), Columbia (2013), Würzburg (2013), LSE (2011) and Louvain (2010). He speaks fluently French and English, correctly German and Spanish, and has a good knowledge of Luxemburgish.

Prof. Pierre-Henri Conac is managing editor of the Revue des Sociétés (Dalloz), France's oldest corporate law review, co-chief managing editor of the European Company and Financial Law Review (ECFR, de Gruyter) and Scientific Director of the Luxembourg Revue Pratique de Droit des Affaires (Legitech).