Prof. Dr. Gilles Cuniberti

Gilles Cuniberti

Full professor

Discipline(s) Economic & commercial law / European & international law / Judicial law / Metalaw, Roman law, history of law & comparative law / Multidisciplinary, general & others
Sujets de recherche Conflict of Laws, International Commercial Law, International Arbitration, Civil Procedure, Comparative Law
Faculté ou Centre Faculté de Droit, d'Économie et de Finance
Department ​Département Droit
Adresse postale Weicker Building, Université du Luxembourg
4, rue Alphonse Weicker
L-2721 Luxembourg
Bureau sur le campus C108
Téléphone (+352) 46 66 44 6441
Langues parlées English, French

Gilles Cuniberti is Professor of Comparative Law and Private International Law at the University of Luxembourg. Previously, he taught in France and practiced on a part-time basis in the Paris office of a leading English firm. He was also a visiting faculty at various universities in the United States and Asia, including Columbia Law School and National University of Singapore.

Since 2019, he has been the president of the European Association of Private International Law and a regular contributor to its blog.

His primary teaching and research interests are international commercial law, international litigation and arbitration, comparative law and the conflict of laws. He is the author of eleven books and numerous articles published primarily in French and English.

For more details on my work, please see my personal website.

Curriculum Vitae

Last updated on: mercredi 29 septembre 2021

Ouvrages récents

L'ordonnance européenne de saisie conservatoire de comptes bancaires, Legitech, 2021.

Droit international privé luxembourgeois, Legitech, 2020.

Le fondement de l'effet des jugements étrangers, Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law, vol. 394, 2019.

Rethinking International Commercial Arbitration - Towards Default ArbitrationEdward Elgar, 2017.


For more details, please see my personal website.

A full list of my publications is available here. Some of my papers may be downloaded from my SSRN page.

Last updated on: 29 sept 2021

Media Appearance

New York Court's Cross-Atlantic Reach Doubted: Argentina Credit, Bloomberg.

L'université du Luxembourg: formation en droit transnational, Le Quotidien

Recent and Upcoming Talks

June 17th: Civil Judicial Experts in the EU: Analysis of EU Legislation and Recommendations, Committee on Legal Affairs, European Parliament, Brussels

Sept 4th: From transnational principles to European rules of civil procedure, Annual Conference of the European Law Institute, Vienna, Austria

Oct 8th: The substantive validity of jurisdiction and arbitration clauses, ERA, Trier, Germany

Nov 26th: Building European Rules of Civil Procedure, ERA, Trier, Germany

Dec 2nd: L'attractivité du droit français des contrats, Les Entretiens du droit international privé, Nanterre, France

Jan 25th: La compatibilité des sentences arbitrales à l'ordre public international en droit luxembourgeois, Luxembourg

Febr 26th: From common rules to best practices in European Civil Procedure, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands

March 17th: Les clauses attributives de juridiction dans les contrats bancaires et financiers, Association luxembourgeoise des juristes de droit bancaire, Luxembourg 

Last updated on: 25 juil 2016

Grands systèmes de droit contemporains


Private international law

Transnational commercial law

Internet litigation

Comparative law

Last updated on: 31 jan 2019


  • Le fondement de l'effet des jugements étrangers (Cours spécial pour l'Academie de la Haye, été 2018)


  • The International Market for Contract Laws: Lessons from Latin America (with M. Segovia)


Last updated on: 27 avr 2018

European Commission

Member, Expert Group on the Modernization of Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial Matters (2018)

Member, Expert Group on Conflict of Laws regarding Securities and Claims (2017)

Member, Consortium of Experts led by the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg, Evaluation study of the impact of national procedural laws and practices on the free circulation of judgments and on the equivalence and effectiveness of the procedural protection of consumers under EU law (2016).

Member, Expert Group on the Freezing of Bank Accounts  (2011).


European Parliament

The Hague Conference on Private International Law "Judgments Convention", Report for the Legal Committee of the European Parliament (2018), with P. de Miguel Asensio, P. Franzina, C. Heinze, M. Requejo

Civil Judicial Experts in the EU: Analysis of EU Legislation and Recommendations, Report for the Legal Committee of the European Parliament (2015)



ELI-UNIDROIT Joint Project on Civil Procedure, co-reporter on provisional and protective measures (2014-2016)


International Law Association

Member, Study Group on UN Sanctions and International Law



Member of the Drafting Committee of the avant projet de loi portant réforme de l'arbitrage

Projet de loi relative à la conversion de i'ordonnance européenne de saisie conservatoire des comptes bancaires (Règiement (UE) No 655/2014) en mesure nationaie d'exécution et portant modification du Nouveau Code de procédure civile

Last updated on: 16 sept 2020