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  Henri Wagner



Henri heads the Luxembourg Banking and Capital Markets practice. He served from 2008 to 2018 as Managing Partner of Allen & Overy in Luxembourg. He has more than 30 years of experience working in these areas. He specialises in capital markets, international banking and financial services regulatory matters including the establishment of banks, financial services professionals and electronic money institutions as well as EMIR, MiFID, CRD and related regulatory issues.

Henri is a member of the board of directors of the ALJB and a member of the banking and capital markets committees of the Luxembourg supervisory authority of the financial sector (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier – CSSF), as well as a member of the MiFID Steering Committee, the Legal Affairs Committee, the Banking Supervision Committee and the Hierarchy of Creditors working group of the Luxembourg Bankers' Association (ABBL). He was a member (2009-2015) of the Consultative Working Group of the Corporate Finance Standing Committee of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). 

He is an active member of our FinTech task force, supporting clients from established financial institutions, incumbents and start-ups in developing innovative products.

He regularly publishes articles on banking and finance issues and represents Luxembourg on the advisory board of the Capital Markets Law Journal (published by Oxford University Press).

“Managing partner and department head Henri Wagner acts on the full range of capital markets transactions, and on banking matters more broadly. […] 

One source enthuses: ‘I rate him for sure. He has a very strong knowledge of the market and business’.” Chambers Global 2016 (Capital Markets)

Professional qualifications

Admitted as avocat à la Cour, Luxembourg, 1993

Admitted as avocat, Luxembourg, 1990

Academic qualifications

DESS, Banking & Finance Law, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I), 1990

Maîtrise, Private Law, University of Strasbourg, 1989

Studies, Institute for Comparative Law of Strasbourg, 1989

Published work

Q&A: Luxembourg, Practical Law, Thomson Reuters, 2017 (co-author)

"Le banquier luxembourgeois et le droit international privé", Anthemis, 2017 (co-author)

"The International Capital Markets Review", First to Sixth Edition, Law Business Research, 2016 (co-author)

"The Lending and Secured Finance Review", First and Second Edition, Law Business Research, 2016 (co-author)

"Expedited Corporate Debt Restructuring in the EU", Oxford University Press, 2015 (co-author)

"High Tide for the Issue of High Yield Bonds in Luxembourg", Bulletin Droit et Banque No. 50, December 2012 (co-author)

"Enforcing financial collateral arrangements in the new world - challenging times!", Bulletin Droit et Banque, No. 47, April 2011 (co-author)

"Debt buy-backs and liability management revisited", Bulletin Droit et Banque No. 46, November 2010 (co-author)

"Debt Buy-Backs and Liability Management: New Buzzwords ?" Bulletin Droit et Banque No. 44, October 2009 (co-author)

"Set-off Law and Practice, an International Handbook", second edition - Luxembourg Chapter, edited by William Johnston and Thomas Werlen, Oxford University Press, September 2009

"Regulated covered bonds: a comparative review", Capital Markets Law Journal, Oxford University Press, Vol. 4, No. 3, July 2009 (co-author)

"Financial Services Regulation in Europe", second edition - Luxembourg chapter, Oxford University Press, November 2008

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