Short CV/Education and training

  • 1991 – 1996
    Studied law, graduating summa cum laude, at the University of Basel and the University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • 1996 – 1998
    Licensed to practise law (Anwaltspatent) in the Canton of Basel-Stadt

  • 1998 – 1999
    Doctorate (summa cum laude) at the University of Basel

  • 2000 – 2001
    LL.M. at the Harvard Law School, USA

  • 2001
    Admitted to the bar, attorney-at-law in New York, USA

  • 2001 – 2006
    Associate at Cleary Gottlieb in New York and Frankfurt am Main

  • 2006 – 2010
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification)

  • 2011
    Venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in private and commercial law at the University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2010 – 2015
    Assistant professor of labour and tort law at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

  • since 2015
    Full professor of private and commercial law, with a focus on labour law, at the University of St. Gallen

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Resident in Berlin


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