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   

since 2007
Legal Partner at MME
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

  • BIMCO, The Baltic and International Maritime Council
  • German Society of International Law
  • German Association for Transport Law
  • Deutsch-Schweizerische Juristenvereinigung (DSJV)
  • ecsasuisse european communities studies association
  • Freunde des Hamburger MPI für ausländisches und internationales Recht
  • Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung
  • HSG Alumni
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Law Association (ILA)
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Schweizerische Vereinigung für Europarecht / Association Suisse pour le droit européen (ASDE)
  • Schweizerische Vereinigung für Internationales Recht (SVIR)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Schweizerische Vereinigung für Schifffahrt und Hafenwirtschaft (SVS)
  • Swiss Maritime Association (SMLA)
  • Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (SICL)
  • Swiss Shippers‘ Council (SSC), Founder and Member of the Law Commission
  • Verein Netzwerk Logistik
  • Zurich Bar Association