Henri Wagner, Partner at Elvinger Hoss Prussen

Luxembourg office

Henri specialises in international banking and financial services regulatory matters including the establishment of banks, financial services professionals and electronic money institutions as well as MiFID, CRD and related regulatory issues. He has more than 30 years of experience working in these areas.

He is one of only a few practitioners to be ranked in the Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” for Banking, Finance and Capital Markets.

Career and memberships

Member of the banking and capital markets committees of the Luxembourg supervisory authority of the financial sector (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier – CSSF). 

Member of the MiFID Steering Committee, the Legal Affairs Committee and the Banking Supervision Committees of the ABBL. 

Member of the Securitisation Committee, Association of the Luxembourg
Fund Industry (ALFI).

Member of several experts groups at the Ministry of Finance dealing with proposed legislation on trusts, foundations, electronic money institutions, bank resolution and dematerialised securities.

Co-chair of the PSF working group concerning payment institutions and electronic money institutions of the Haut Comité de la Place Financière (HCPF). 

Former member (2009-2015) of the CWG of the Corporate Finance Standing Committee of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). 

Former member of the Board of Directors of the Luxembourg bank association (ABBL) and of the Luxembourg Banking Lawyers Association (ALJB). 

Managing partner of Allen & Overy in Luxembourg from 2008 to 2018.

Member of the Luxembourg Bar since 1990.


DESS in Banking and Finance Law from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France).

Maîtrise in Private law from the University of Strasbourg (France). 

Studies, Institute for Comparative Law of Strasbourg.


English, French, German, Luxembourgish.