The Essentials-Luxembourg

“The knowledge and tools to exercise a Board mandate in Luxembourg”

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Alexis is a certified board director both in Luxembourg and France. He has held numerous board directorships through his 25 year career in companies from all sizes from start-ups in the internet services sector to an energy company with over €1 billion of revenues. His mandates have been held for companies in several countries, including the USA, the UK, and France.

He has lived corporate governance as an executive, an independent Director, a shareholder nominee on the Board, and Chairman of an Audit Committee and Chairman of a Finance Committee, and therefore brings insights from all these views.

Alexis trains Board Directors on the certification and directors’ professional training programmes of several national institutes for board directors, including ILA in Luxembourg, IFA in France and Guberna in Belgium. He also lectures or gives workshops in corporate governance subjects at various business and management schools across Europe.


Caroline Bocklandt became a member of the Luxembourg Bar in 2014 and joined Elvinger Hoss Prussen in 2016.

Caroline holds a Master’s degree in European law and comparative law from the Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France), an LLM in European law and comparative law from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany) as well as an LLM from King’s College, London (UK).

Prior to joining Elvinger Hoss Prussen, she worked for an international law firm in Luxembourg for two and a half years.


David Osville is a partner within the audit department of Deloitte Luxemburg. He specialises in telecom companies, infrastructure as well as more generally private equity funds in IFRS and Lux GAAP. He is also the Telecom, Media and Technology Leader for Deloitte Luxemburg.

David has had experience in various countries ranging from Malta to Australia since he started his career in 2005 at Deloitte Luxembourg.

David is a réviseur d’entreprises agréé and an expert comptable. 

David holds a master from the ICN Business School in Nancy.  He speaks fluent French, German and English.

GRAAS Jacques

Jacques is a partner in the corporate/M&A department of Allen&Overy in Luxembourg. He deals with a wide range of corporate and M&A transactions across all sectors and has particular expertise in financial institutions M&A, private equity/asset management and real estate. Jacques is also regularly involved in public M&A and takeover law related matters.

Prior to joining Allen & Overy in 2013, he worked for five years at two major U.S. law firms in New York and Paris and qualified as a lawyer in both jurisdictions.

Jacques holds a Master II degree from the University of Paris II-Assas in business law and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.