Michael Schweiger
Local Partner - Attorney at law / Avocat à la Cour / Solicitor

Michael Schweiger

Michael Schweiger, local partner, is a member of the Banking & Finance practice group in our Luxembourg office. He leads the Luxembourg financial regulatory team and regularly advises banks, e-money and payment institutions, insurers, and other clients regarding financial regulation.

About Michael Schweiger

Michael has extensive experience implementing large-scale projects and provides general advice regarding banking, regulatory, and corporate governance matters. He provides clients with practical advice, ensuring regulatory compliance and an appropriate risk-reward balance. 

Previously, Michael served as a member of the Executive Committee and Member of Authorized Management of a major international bank in Luxembourg which is a significant supervised entity with direct accountability to the European Central Bank and the Luxembourg CSSF and is one of the country's largest employers.

He held multiple executive roles and most recently led a European legal team supporting operations throughout Continental Europe and the Channel Islands. Prior to relocating to Luxembourg, he practised corporate, commercial and insolvency law in Canada.

What others say about Michael

Legal 500: 'Highly committed to providing a quality service', Michael Schweiger heads up the firm's financial services regulatory sub-group and is noted, in particular, for his expertise on governance matters, in part due to his many years' experience as head of legal and corporate governance for Royal Bank of Canada throughout Europe.

'Michael Schweiger is an expert on governance matters and is highly committed to providing quality service. He is able to deal with people at all levels and is respected. He is a great asset for any organisation and we are extremely grateful for the support he provided.’ (2021)

 

Memberships

  • Luxembourg Bar (Avocat à la Cour), 2019
  • Solicitor of England & Wales, 2019
  • Barrister and Solicitor, Nova Scotia (Canada), 2005
  • Association of Luxembourg Banks (ABBL): Legal Affairs Committee, Professional Obligations Committee, Law Firms Forum (Vice-Chair), and Training and Education Working Group
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg (AMCHAM): Financial Services Committee
  • Luxembourg Directors’ Association (ILA), Luxembourg: Vice-Chair of the Banking Committee and founding organiser of the Annual Forum for Directors of Luxembourg Banks
  • Luxembourg Association of Banking Lawyers (ALJB)

Qualifications           

  • Chartered Secretary, ACG – Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland, 2021
  • LL.B., Queen's University – Kingston, Canada, 2004
  • B.A. (Honours), University of Western Ontario – London, Canada, 2001

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • French

 

T: +352 466 230 520
E: michae[email protected]

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