Expert resume of Luc Frieden
Partner, Elvinger Hoss Prussen (Luxembourg); former Minister of Justice, Minister of Treasury and Minister of Finance of Luxembourg; former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the IMF and the World Bank Group
Luc Frieden is avocat à la Cour and partner in one of the largest Luxembourg business law firms, Elvinger Hoss Prussen. He graduated in law from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, the University of Cambridge (LL.M. ’87) and Harvard Law School (LL.M ’88).
Luc Frieden served as Minister in the Luxembourg Government from 1998 to 2013, among others as Minister of Justice, Minister of Treasury and Minister of Finance. Over the years, he played a key role in developing Luxembourg as a leading international financial center. Luc was a member of the Ecofin Council of Ministers and of the Eurogroup during the financial crisis.
In 2005, Minister Frieden was President of the Council of Ministers of Justice of the European Union and in 2013, he was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the IMF and the World Bank Group.
After leaving Government, Luc was Vice Chairman of Deutsche Bank Group in London and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank Luxembourg.
Since 2016, next to practicing law, Luc Frieden also acts as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banque Internationale à Luxembourg SA, Luxembourg's oldest private bank. He is also Chairman of the Board of St Paul Luxembourg SA, a Luxembourg media group which publishes the leading Luxembourg newspaper.
He is a visiting professor in law at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Luc speaks fluently Luxembourgish, English, French and German and has a basic knowledge of Dutch.