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Professor Pierre-Henri Conac

Professor of Commercial and Company Law
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Pierre-Henri Conac, Professor of Commercial and Company Law, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, University of Luxembourg
ECGI Research Associate (2006) :

Pierre-Henri Conac is Professor of Commercial and Company Law at the University of Luxembourg where he is Director of the Master 2 in European and International Financial Law, specialisation in Banking and Financial Law (LLM).

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 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) 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.

His research areas deal principally with securities law, company law, and comparative law in these fields, especially with the United States.

He has written numerous articles on corporate, securities and comparative law, both in French and in English. He has been member of several working groups in these areas, including the Reflection Group on the Future of EU Company Law of 2011( and the European Model Company Act ( He also participates regularly at conferences in Europe.

Professor Pierre-Henri Conac is managing editor of the Revue des Sociétés (Dalloz), France's oldest corporate law review, and is one of the editors of the European Company and Financial Law Review (

In 2011 the Board of Supervisors of the EU's new financial markets regulator, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), appointed him to its consultative Stakeholder Group.

Research Interests
Company law
Comparative company law
Financial regulation
Securities regulation

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
Constraining Dominant Shareholders' Self-Dealing: The Legal Framework in France, Germany, and Italy ECGI Law Working Paper 088/2007 October 2007

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