Prof. Dr. Moritz Kuhn

Legal Counsel

Profile

Prof. Dr. Moritz Kuhn is professor of private and insurance law at the University of Zurich and former president of the Swiss Insurance Brokers Association (SIBA). He is regularly solicited as an expert or legal representative in the areas of insurance, liability and procedural law. 

Business activities

  • International and Swiss Contract, Business and Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Insurance, Liability and Financial Services Law
  • Broker's Law
  • Inheritance and Succession Law
  • Labour Law
  • Medical and Health Law
  • Litigation / Civil Procedure
  • Association issues (former Chairman of the Swiss Insurance Brokers Association, SIBA, March 2001 - March 2016)

Education

1993-1995
IMEA, International Management
Since 1992
Professor for Private and Insurance Law, University of Zurich
1986
Lecturer
1972
Admitted to the Bar
1986
Lecturer
Since 1970
Introduction into Anglo – Saxon Law, University of Cambridge (UK) Habilitation for Private and Insurance Law at the University of Zurich
1970
Dr. iur., University of Zurich

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Private Industry 

Since 2015
ARIAS Europe Certified Chairman for Arbitral Tribunals
Until 1999
Director, General Counsel, head of legal and tax department at Swiss Life  
Until 1999
President of the advisory committee of Swiss Insurance Journal
Until 1994
Subeditor of the Swiss Insurance Journal

Judical Functions 

2002-2012
President of the Supreme Court of the State (Canton) Zurich
2004-2006
Judge at the Swiss Federal Appeal Commission for the Supervision of Private Insurance
1992-2001
Commercial Judge at Commercial Law Court of Zurich (chamber “Banks and Insurance”)

Teaching Assignments

  • Professor for private and insurance law, University of Zurich (since 1992); Habilitation topic: “The Effects of EEC Harmonisation Endeavours and of des Art. 31 sexies of the Swiss Federal Constitution on the Future Structure of the Swiss Insurance Contract”
  • Lecturer on insurance and economic law at the LL.M. post graduate courses, University of Zurich
  • Conference speaker (Symposiums, etc.) on topics of insurance, broker's law, medical malpractice health law and  banking, commercial and financial services and competition law

Memberships

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Association of Insurance and Liability Law (member of the governing board 1986-1993 and President 1994 -1998)
  • Presidential Council of the International Association of Insurance Law (AIDA), (1999-2013)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • President Swiss Insurance Brokers Association (SIBA), (2001-2016)