The Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) as well as the Research Unit in Law benefit from the generous support of institutional, private, and academic partners worldwide.


Institutional Partnerships


The FDEF and the Chamber of Commerce of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg are running a privileged partnership through a non-profit organization called Luxembourg Business Academy asbl aimed at supporting their joint ambition: to develop a centre of excellence in “Business Education” on a post-secondary level in Luxembourg.


The Chamber of Commerce is a professional chamber and public institution encompassing all sectors of business other than agriculture and crafts. It sees its rationale and role as guardian of the interests of its member companies. Its first focus is on the articulation, representation and defence of the interests of all its members.








The FDEF and ADA launched the ADA Chair on Financial Law (Inclusive Finance) in 2014.


ADA is a non-governmental organization approved and cofinanced by the Luxembourg Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs. Over the past 20 years, ADA has been dedicated to building and catalyzing the financial inclusion of populations excluded from conventional banking channels in developing countries.


ADA empowers microfinance institutions and networks. It also helps them obtain necessary funding for their sustainable growth through the Luxembourg Microfinance and Development Fund. It focuses on the development of innovative inclusive financial services, on capacity building and on action research.


ADA offers its expertise in areas including youth financial inclusion, access to green energy through microfinance, micro insurance, and reinvesting savings through remittances for migrants. It also offers its know-how to individual States and collaborates with them to support their inclusive finance expansion strategies.








The purpose of the agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) is to reinforce and formalize cooperation between the EIB and the European Investment Fund (EIF) with the Research Unit in Law. This relationship has three key objectives:

  • to enrich various University activities capitalizing on EIB’s business experience and background;
  • to enrich various EIB activities capitalizing on the University's academic/research capabilities and resources;
  • to set up joint actions to demonstrate the various facets of this cooperation to Luxembourgish and European financial and administrative authorities.








Barreau de Luxembourg: The Luxembourg bar association (Barreau de Luxembourg) serves its members, the legal profession and the public by defending the rule of law and advancing professionalism in the field. It counts 2,500 registered lawyers, defending the rights of their clients. The Barreau de Luxembourg actively supports the Faculty's "Clinique du Droit" clinical teaching programme for Master students in law, as well as a number of other activities benefitting the Faculty's students and the wider academic community.


Private Partnerships


ATOZ was the first company to finance a Chair at the FDEF. Its aim is to develop research activities and education of high quality in international and European tax law.


ATOZ is a high-end independent advisory firm offering a comprehensive and integrated range of tax and corporate implementation services. Stringent objectivity requirements placed on traditional audit firms by some regulators have created a critical management need for independent tax and corporate implementation services. To meet the need for high-level, independent advisors, ATOZ has gathered a team of seasoned professionals. The collective industry expertise of their professionals includes local and global companies in the sectors of Private Equity, Real Estate, Venture Capital, Aviation, Banking, Capital Markets, Telecom Media & Technology, Consumer Goods & Services, Energy, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Insurance, and Sports & Entertainment.








The Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A. announced in September 2010 the funding of the Deutsche Bank Chair of Finance held by world-renowned Prof. Rajnish Mehra since September 2012. The chair is based at the Luxembourg School of Finance. It focuses on research in banking and finance that have applications within the banking sector in Luxembourg.


Back in 1970, Deutsche Bank was one of the first financial institutions in the Federal Republic to take the daring step into the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The Bank offers a wide range of services like Private Wealth Management, International Loans & Agency Services, Treasury & Global Markets and Corporate Services Divisions. Today, the company is one of the top banks in Luxembourg.









The FDEF and SES started a partnership with the aim of developing a hub focused on advanced Information Communications Technology in satellite systems in Luxembourg. The creation of the SES chair is key in this partnership.


SES is a world-leading satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite communications solutions to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers worldwide. It owns and operates a fleet of 54 geostationary satellites complemented by a network of teleports and offices located around the globe. This far-reaching infrastructure places SES at the heart of the global communications chain. SES is headquartered in Luxembourg and operates worldwide through dedicated regional teams.








Clifford Chance Luxembourg commits to a generous annual contribution received by the FDEF to support the Moot Court teams.


The company opened their Luxembourg office in 2000, merging with a well-respected local firm that was established in 1982. Its activities focus on the technical and commercial aspects of Luxembourg and international law and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions. Today their Luxembourg team includes over 70 lawyers and 8 partners. Clifford Chance has particular strengths in M&A and corporate, investment funds, regulatory, capital markets, finance and tax. Their full-service offering also includes real estate, employment, litigation and dispute resolution.


Academic Partnerships

The FDEF partners with Law Schools around the world in the framework of the Global Exchange programme to offer a global education to LL.M. students. Learn more about some of our partners and contact us for additional information: