“The knowledge and tools to exercise a Board mandate in Luxembourg”
Alexis is a certified board director both in Luxembourg and France. He has held numerous board directorships through his 25 year career in companies from all sizes from start-ups in the internet services sector to an energy company with over €1 billion of revenues. His mandates have been held for companies in several countries, including the USA, the UK, and France.
He has lived corporate governance as an executive, an independent Director, a shareholder nominee on the Board, and Chairman of an Audit Committee and Chairman of a Finance Committee, and therefore brings insights from all these views.
Alexis trains Board Directors on the certification and directors’ professional training programmes of several national institutes for board directors, including ILA in Luxembourg, IFA in France and Guberna in Belgium. He also lectures or gives workshops in corporate governance subjects at various business and management schools across Europe.
Caroline Bocklandt became a member of the Luxembourg Bar in 2014 and joined Elvinger Hoss Prussen in 2016.
Caroline holds a Master’s degree in European law and comparative law from the Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France), an LLM in European law and comparative law from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany) as well as an LLM from King’s College, London (UK).
Prior to joining Elvinger Hoss Prussen, she worked for an international law firm in Luxembourg for two and a half years.
Jacques is a partner in the corporate/M&A department of Allen&Overy in Luxembourg. He deals with a wide range of corporate and M&A transactions across all sectors and has particular expertise in financial institutions M&A, private equity/asset management and real estate. Jacques is also regularly involved in public M&A and takeover law related matters.
Prior to joining Allen & Overy in 2013, he worked for five years at two major U.S. law firms in New York and Paris and qualified as a lawyer in both jurisdictions.
Jacques holds a Master II degree from the University of Paris II-Assas in business law and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.
Nicolas is a partner within the Luxembourg audit department and has more than 20 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry, counselling and auditing large asset management firms as well as smaller boutiques from the French, UK, US, Asian, Australian, Swiss and local markets. He serves a vast range of entities in the financial sector. He is actively involved in the EMEA Investment practice of Deloitte and participates to various industry working groups in Luxembourg mainly with ALFI, EIIL and ILA. Nicolas is Deloitte Luxembourg Audit Investment Management Leader. He is réviseur d’entreprises agréé and expert-comptable and speaks French, English and Spanish.
Nenad works as Director with Deloitte Luxembourg’s tax practice and has more than 15 years of professional experience serving the banking and asset management industry in Luxembourg and abroad. He is responsible for Deloitte’s investment management tax and operational tax service offerings. In addition, he specializes in the fields of Luxembourg corporate tax, fund tax (both mainstream and alternative investment funds), investor taxation, portfolio tax management and tax transparency regimes such as FATCA, CRS and DAC6.
Nenad has also been involved in various engagements related to the assessment, design and implementation of tax governance and tax control frameworks. He has been involved in the drafting and review of tax policies and procedures for a variety of banks and asset managers in Luxembourg and Ireland. He has also carried out substance reviews for tax purposes in light of the recent developments in international tax (e.g. BEPS).
Nenad is an active member of various industry bodies (ALFI, ABBL, EFAMA) on various tax matters of interest to the industry. He is a regular speaker on tax topics in conferences and has authored several articles in Luxembourg and abroad.
Before joining Deloitte in 2016, Nenad was working in an in-house role with ING Investment Management where he was responsible for the Belgian, French, Italian and Luxemburg tax affairs for the management companies and local fund ranges.
Michael Schweiger leads the regulatory team at Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg and is a member of the banking and finance group. He provides clients with strategic banking, regulatory, and corporate governance advice.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael spent over a decade at Royal Bank of Canada’s European subsidiary in Luxembourg where he was a member of the Executive Committee with direct accountability to the European Central Bank. He led a team with responsibility for all legal matters in Continental Europe and the Channel Islands.
Michael also served as Senior Subsidiary Governance Officer, EMEA (ex UK) with responsibility for all subsidiary governance matters within RBC across its business platforms in Europe. He served as Company Secretary to multiple group companies and is specialized in corporate governance within financial institutions. Recent speaking engagements include the European Commission’s 17th European Corporate Governance Conference as well as expert engagements throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa covering board liability, the role of the chair, and corporate governance regulation.
Prior to relocating to Luxembourg in 2008, Michael practised corporate, commercial, and insolvency law in Canada. He is called to the Bar in Canada, England, and Luxembourg.
Michael is actively involved in the Luxembourg Bankers’ Association (ABBL) and the Luxembourg Institute of Directors (ILA), where he has dedicated significant time to enhancing corporate governance within financial institutions. Michael speaks English, French, and German.
Karen O’Sullivan is head of the Innovation, payments, market infrastructures and governance department at the CSSF.
She coordinates the activities of this department which is responsible for financial innovation, both the application process and on-going prudential supervision of payment institutions and electronic money institutions, market infrastructures and the oversight of remuneration and governance practices and policies implemented within financial institutions. Being the department in charge of financial innovation means that Karen and her team are the privileged contact and point of entry to the CSSF for the FinTech industry.
She represents the CSSF on an international level through participation in various sub-groups of European institutions dealing with the topics of her department. Additionally, she is speaker at several conferences, covering payment services, remuneration policies and corporate governance matters at both national and international level
Karen is both an Irish and Luxembourgish qualified chartered accountant. Prior to joining the CSSF in September 2012, Karen was an audit director at PwC Luxembourg specializing in the audit of investment funds.