Short CV/Education and training

  • 2000
    Licentiate

  • 2000 – 2003
    Research associate under the chair for private law, international private law, and comparative law (Prof. I. Schwenzer), University of Basel, Switzerland

  • 2004
    Doctorate

  • 2004 – 2009
    Max Geldner assistant professorship, University of Basel

  • 2007
    Scholar in residence, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (International Arbitration and Litigation Practice Group), London

  • 2009
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification); venia legendi (authorisation to teach) for the subjects private law, international private and civil procedural law, Swiss and international business and commercial law, and comparative law

  • 2009 – 2010
    Visiting Professor of International Business Transactions and Comparative Law, Centre for Transnational Legal Studies, London

  • Since 2010
    Full professor, chair for private law, Faculty of Law, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

  • Since 2010
    Visiting professor of European commercial law, Université de Paris XII, France

  • 2012
    Visiting professor of Comparative Law, Waitako University, Hamilton, New Zealand

Selected publications

  • Unternehmens- und Individualhaftung: Quo vadis Europa?, Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht (ZEuP) 2011, p. 461 – 475 (together with Gerald Mäsch)

  • Le sort des prestations à la fin des contrats de durée, in : Pichonnaz/Werro (eds.), La pratique contractuelle : actualité et perspectives, Zurich : Schulthess, 2011, p. 55 – 73

  • Lauterkeitsrecht in Europa: Internationales Privatrecht IPR, in: Schmidt-Kessel/Schubmehl (eds.), Lauterkeitsrecht in Europa, Eine Sammlung von Länderberichten zum Recht gegen unlauteren Wettbewerb, sellier: ;Munich, 2011, p. 719 – 772

  • L'impact de la procréation médicalement assistée sur l'établissement et la destruction du lien de filiation, Die Praxis des Familienrechts (FamPra) 2/2011, p. 247 – 269

  • Agentur- und Fachhändlerverträge – jüngere Rechtsprechung und aktuelle Probleme, in: Arter (ed.), Vertriebsverträge, Bern: Stämpfli, 2007, p. 49 – 102

  • The Parties' Choice of "Neutral Law" in International Commercial Sales Contracts, VII(3/4) European Journal of Law Reform 2005 (EJLR), p. 303 – 329



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • External member of the evaluation committee Marie Heim Vögtlin of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)

  • Member of the cantonal authority for public access and data protection, Fribourg, Switzerland

  • Member of the directorate of the Institute for Family Research, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

  • Member of the directorate of the Master of Advanced Studies in Children's Rights, Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch, Sion, Switzerland

  • Member of the editorial boards of the journals Internationales Handelsrecht, European Journal of Law Reform, FamPra.ch – Die Praxis des Familienrechts, Pflegerecht – Pflegewissenschaften

  • Additional memberships: Zivilrechtslehrervereinigung e.V. (Germany--association of teachers of civil law), Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung (Fribourg--comparative law association), Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Internationales Verfahrensrecht e.V. (Germany--academic association for international procedural law), Gesellschaft Junger Zivilrechtswissenschaftler e.V. (Germany--association of young civil rights academics), Schweizerischer Juristenverein (association of Swiss jurists), Schweizer Vereinigung für Internationales Recht (Switzerland--Swiss association for international law), International Law Association (ILA), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA, Switzerland), ASA Below 40 (Switzerland), Association of ArbitralWomen (Hong Kong), Romanian Association for the Study of Comparative Private Law (Bucharest)

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