The Institute for Global Financial Integrity (TIGFI) is organising its 52nd Finance Lunch event on Wednesday 26 April 2017 from 11:30 at the Cercle Munster in Luxembourg-Grund.

Luc Frieden, lawyer and former Minister of Finance, will speak on "Europe - What's Next?".

Luc Frieden is avocat à la Cour and partner at Elvinger Hoss Prussen, one of the largest Luxembourg business law firms. He graduated in law from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, the University of Cambridge (LL.M. ’87) and Harvard Law School (LL.M ’88).

Luc Frieden served as Minister in the Luxembourg Government from 1998 to 2013, among others as Minister of Justice, Minister of Treasury and Minister of Finance. Over the years, he played a key role in developing Luxembourg as a leading international financial centre. Luc was a member of the Ecofin Council of Ministers and of the Eurogroup during the financial crisis. In 2005, Minister Frieden was President of the Council of Ministers of Justice of the European Union and in 2013, he was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the IMF and the World Bank Group.

After leaving Government, Luc was Vice Chairman of Deutsche Bank Group in London and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank Luxembourg. Since 2016, next to practicing law, Luc Frieden also acts as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banque Internationale à Luxembourg SA, Luxembourg's oldest private bank. He is also Chairman of the Board of St Paul Luxembourg SA.

He is a visiting professor in law at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Luc speaks fluently Luxembourgish, English, French and German and has a basic knowledge of Dutch.

Drinks are served starting at 11:30. The guest speaker will commence at 12:15.

Cost: €45 for members and €60 for non-members, to be paid beforehand to BCEELULL LU06 0019 3055 2757 2000. To register, see or e-mail: indicating your name and contact details. A no-show policy will be enforced.