The Essentials-Luxembourg

“The knowledge and tools to exercise a Board mandate in Luxembourg”

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KYPRIANOU Alexis

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.

BOCKLANDT Caroline

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.

GRAAS Jacques

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.

SCHWEIGER Michael

Michael Schweiger is the Chief Compliance Officer of Amazon Payments Europe.  In this role, he leads compliance programs throughout the region and leads global regulatory engagement strategy.

Previously he was a partner at Loyens & Loeff where he built and lead a financial regulatory practice, providing clients with strategic banking, regulatory, and corporate governance advice. Michael also 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.

In addition to holding regional and product head of legal roles, 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 expert engagements for corporations and public institutions have focused on board liability, the role of the chair, and corporate governance regulation throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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. In 2021, he was elected as an Associate of the Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland and is a Chartered Secretary.

Prior to relocating to Luxembourg in 2008, Michael practised corporate, commercial, and insolvency law in Canada. He qualified as a lawyer in Canada, England, and Luxembourg and speaks English, French, and German.