Prof. Dr. Andreas Furrer

Legal Partner, LL.M.

Profile

Prof. Dr. Andreas Furrer  acts as attorney, arbitrator or expert in the areas of national and international commercial and contract law and international private law. His focal areas are national and international distribution, logistics and transport law. He is a professor of private, comparative, international private and European law of the University of Lucerne (part time).  

Business activities

  • Swiss and International law of transport, logistics and distribution
  • Trade Compliance
  • Swiss and International Contract and Economy Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law and International Judicial Assistance
  • Legal Opinions on Swiss Law

Education

2001
University of St. Gallen (Promotion to professorial status)  
1994
University of St. Gallen (Dr. iur.) 
1990
University of Saarbrücken (LL.M.)  
1989
University of Freiburg (Licentiate)

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French 

Teaching Assignments

  • Law of Obligations
  • Private International Law
  • Transport Law
  • International Commercial Law (KLU, Hamburg)
  • Transportation Law (CAS Commodities Professional, Zug) 

Practical Experience   

2000-2007
Lawyer/Consultant (since 2003) of a commercial law firm in Zurich
1995-2000
Research assistant at the Centre for European Law and Politics, University of Bremen 
1992-1994
Internship in a law firm 
1993-1995
Internship in a law firm 

Further professional activites

  • Professor of private, comparative, international private and European law of the University of Lucerne (part time)
  • Director of the Center of Competence in Law of Logistics and Transportation (KOLT)
  • Lecturer at the University of Lucerne, KLU Hamburg
  • Lecturer at CAS Commodities Professional, Zug
  • Research, lecturing and pablishing activites
  • Founding Member of the Swiss Arbitration Academy

Memberships

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association(ASA)
  • Inernational Bar Association (IBA)
  • Association for a European Law Institute (ELIA)
  • Private International Law Advisory Panel of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London (BIICL)
  • Swiss Shippers' Council, Commission for legal affairs, member
  • Mitglied im wissenschaftlichen Beirat des Instituts für Rechtsvergleichung, Lausanne
  • Member of the Advisory Panel of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Services

Contact

Prof. Dr. Andreas Furrer
Legal Partner

T +41 44 254 99 66
Email
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Secretariat

Barbara Mäder
Assistant

T +41 44 254 99 50
Email

Publications

  • Trade | Transport | Logistics

    Transport und Logistik 2030 - Ausblick und Rechtsfragen AJP/PJA 2017

    PDF

  • Trade | Transport | Logistics

    «Transportkollisionsrecht» – Zur Rolle des IPR bei der grenzüberschreitenden Beförderung von Gütern, in: Pascal Grolimund et al. (Hrsg.) Festschrift für Anton K. Schnyder 2017

All publications