Prof. Dr. Andreas Furrer

Legal Counsel, LL.M.

Profile

Prof. Dr. Andreas Furrer acts as legal Counsel and is an 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

  • Legal opinion in German and English language

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 

Practical Experience   

since 2020
Legal Counsel at MME
Zenotta AG
2007-2020
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 activities

  • 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 publishing activities
  • 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

Listings

The Legal 500 (www.legal500.com)

Recommended Lawyer 2020 for Transport

Clients recommend MME Legal | Tax | Compliance because of its 'excellent knowledge of Swiss trade compliance laws'. Along with trade cases, the firm also advises logistics service providers and insurers, as well as handling more traditional transport matters in the aviation and maritime sectors – namely, yacht charter agreements and sale disputes, freight claims and Swiss airport service restructurings. Practice heads Raphael Brunner and Andreas Furrer lead a team known for its 'pragmatic approach and short response times' and 'high availability anywhere, any time' attitude. Other work includes advising on hardware and software export regulation and drafting contractual agreements for logistics service providers.

‘Christine Gschwend and Andreas Furrer have led our project on international trade compliance. They very quickly diagnosed our particular need for support and set up the project to not only provide us with the necessary legal documentation, but also trained our key staff members. It enabled our staff to further professionalise in the area of trade compliance.’

 

Recommended lawyer 2019 for Transport

MME – Legal | Tax | Compliance handles dispute resolution, compliance, insurance and contractual advice regarding Swiss trade, distribution, logistics, transport and shipping law. Andreas Furrer and Raphael Brunner assist DPD Schweiz with all business matters, including the drafting of agreements with subcontractors and customers, and representation in negotiation and litigation proceedings. The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and SBB also feature in the client roster.

 

Recommended Lawyer 2018 for Transport & Logistics

"MME – Legal | Tax | Compliance’s ‘professional and knowledgeable’ team provides an ‘excellent service due to pragmatic and uncomplicated cooperation and appropriate response times’. The practice handles trade, distribution, logistics and shipping matters, and further focuses on compliance issues, financial claim enforcement and negotiations with business partners and administrative authorities across the entire transport sector. ‘International transport law expert’ Andreas Furrer has ‘great practical and theoretical knowledge’, ‘perfect client understanding’ and ‘tactical skills’, Raphael Brunner is ‘experienced in high-value marine insurance disputes’ and Peter Henschel is ‘deeply knowledgeable in export control law’.

Contact

Prof. Dr. Andreas Furrer
Legal Counsel

T +41 44 254 99 66
Email
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Publications

  • Blockchain | DLT | FinTech

    Anti-Money Laundering

    Banking | Financial Market

    Regulatory Compliance

    Restructuring | Insolvency

    Company Law

    Stellungnahme zur Vernehmlassung zu den DLT-Gesetzesänderungen 2019

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  • Blockchain | DLT | FinTech

    Legal Tech - Die wichtigsten Begriffe Stämpfi Verlag AG, Bern 2019

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